Turkey Accommodation

Istanbul is one of the highlights of a cruise of the eastern Mediterranean and Aegean Sea. Many cruise ships use Istanbul as an embarkation or disembarkation point for cruises of the Greek Isles and Turkey.

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Find your hotel, b&b or guest house in Istanbul beside the cruise and ferry terminals.

Hotels that offer family rooms, restaurant, free shuttle transportation, internet access, etc. nearby Celebrity Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, Silversea, Crystal Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Hapag Llyod, Regent Seven Seas.

Air Connections -- Istanbul has two international airports: The larger one is the Atatürk International Airport located in the Yeşilköy district on the European side, about 24 kilometres (15 mi) west from the city center. When it was first built, the airport used to be at the western edge of the metropolitan area but now lies within the city bounds.

The smaller one is the Sabiha Gökçen International Airport located in the Kurtköy district on the Asian side, close to the Istanbul Park GP Racing Circuit. It is situated approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of the Asian side and 45 kilometres (28 mi) east of the European city center.

The cruise Port of Istanbul is located 15 miles (30-45 min) from Ataturk Istanbul International Airport.

Cruise Port of Istanbul in Turkey

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Going on cruise ? Istanbul Hotels situated near the cruise ship terminal.

Booking a pre-or post cruise stay close at or near your port of embarkation is always the best solution. Find the best hotels next to the cruise Port of Istanbul in Turkey at Yolcu Salonu in Karaköy.

Istanbul is one of the world's most exotic cities, straddling both Asia and Europe via the Bosphorous Strait, which runs through the middle. Most of the main tourist sites are on the European side (as is the port).

Location -- Cruise Ships dock right on the Bosphorus at the Karakoy Maritime Terminal (Galata) or Salipazari directly across from the Old City just short of the first bridge crossing the Bosphorus near Dolmabahce Palace. The Old City is within walking distance by heading north, crossing the bridge and then entering Old City by the Spice Market, however, taxis are the recommended way to get there.

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Get the latest hotel deals for accommodation situated around the cruise and ferry port of Istanbul in Turkey. Places to stay that free parking, hotels with internet access, outdoor swimming pool, spa, restaurant, located in the city centre, at the beach, etc..

Time zone -- GMT/UTC +2 Daylight Savings time starts on the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in September.

Currency -- The New Turkish Lira was introduced on 1 January, 2005. The old Turkish Lira (TL) was withdrawn from circulation on 1 January, 2006. It is now only possible to exchange old Turkish Lira for New Turkish Lira at the Central Bank until 31 December, 2015. 1 YTL = 1,000,000 TL.

Language -- Turkish; English is generally spoken at major tourist sites and hotels but not necessarily otherwise.

Electricity -- 220V, 50Hz. European plug with two circular metal pins. Power surges are not uncommon. If using your own laptop, it’s a good idea to bring a surge protector from home.

Hotels near Train Stations -- We can offer you the cheapest rates for hotels in Turkey close to a train station.

More Information

-- port of istanbul

-- turkeytravelplanner.com

-- www.seabourn.com

-- www.swanhellenic.com

-- weather istanbul

Recommended accommodations

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul - ( 1.7 km from Cruise Port of Istanbul )

The hotel is located in the center of the city in a park setting on the European banks of the Bosphorus.

Taksim Gonen Hotel - ( 1.3 km from Cruise Port of Istanbul )

The Taksim Gonen Hotel is a superior, first-class property which lies on Taksim Square in the heart of Istanbul.

Hotel Sapphire - ( 1.8 km from Cruise Port of Istanbul )

Offering professional service in an historical peninsula, this comfortable hotel in Sirkeci is just a short stroll from the St Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.