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Istanbul Cruise Reviews

Istanbul Cruise Port
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Istanbul Overview
A geographic and metaphoric melding of East and West, Istanbul is the world's only city covering two continents. The Bosporus runs through the center; Europe lies to the west, Asia to the east. ...
Willemien
05/15
Very, very crowded! Buy tickets online to skip the line as far as possible. Interesting city & not as ... Read more
S Dakota
05/15
Another very easy port to DIY. The tram is a short walk from the port and the major sites, Topkapi Palace, ... Read more
Porky55
05/15
Again, no excursion. Off the ship and into a HOHO ( hop on hop off ) bus just outside the port. Early morning ... Read more
SweetFannyAdams
05/15
We had a dreadful experience here - the holiday weekend made it extremely uncomfortable to get around, we ... Read more
kb0000
04/15
Use the tram to get around to the main sights. Do not miss seeing St Sofia/Blue Mosque at night, and the ... Read more
Di G
04/15
Beautiful city - spotlessly clean and full of amazing flower beds in parks. April is a good time to visit as ... Read more
Lala1221
04/15
Took the public tram from the cruise port to the important sites and the kapali karsi or Grand Bazaar (tram ... Read more
Peachi
11/14
Day 5 Ephesus morning onlyWe did a priceline shore excursion for $55/person to Ephesus. The excursion staff ... Read more
Chrissie Hall
11/14
The sights, sounds and intoxicating smells of this amazing city draw you in and it's hard to leave this ... Read more
Places 2 C
10/14
Great port of call. Easy to et around on your own. Take tram into old town/ main attractions for 4 TL each ... Read more
mary6405
10/14
We chose to use a private guide. She was a PhD in Art with an emphasis on the Ottoman Empire. Inci was ... Read more
Dudeljo
10/14
We spent some time before the cruise in Istanbul in Sultanahmet. Very good, nice things to see. A pity that ... Read more
CruiseIreland
10/14
We exited the port and took a tram, 4TL any journey. You put the coins or note into a machine which dispenses ... Read more
aldernete
09/14
Good port. Everything on your doorstep Read more
groryjm
08/14
Istanbul is fascinating; but quite a culture shock. The art and architecture is beautiful. But the crowds ... Read more
Au48
06/14
May 6 – Istanbul, TurkeyAfter spending the majority of the day at sea cruising through the Dardanelles, ... Read more
cruiselogic
06/14
did my homework...take turkish liras...the tram car is right outside of pier..3 liras buy a ticket...jump on ... Read more
britinsweden
06/14
They encourage you to take a shuttle bus to the Grand Basar..this is not necessary...its possible to walk ... Read more
Seaoates
01/14
Many of the excursions advertised were not available. The team seem to be pushing a 10 hour tour of a spice ... Read more
vladamsoh
12/13
Stops: carpet demo, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and included lunch and city ... Read more
EFCHI
12/13
I couldn't say too much because Istanbul is immense and has so many beuatiful places that you can get lost! ... Read more
Kingbird1
12/13
We walked around Istanbul on our own. My sister and I visited a hamam for a Turkish bath. We loved the ... Read more
deb c
12/13
Istanbul (old city area) ... we would both go back there in a heart beat. It's clean, beautiful, friendly, ... Read more
dvanlang
11/13
Istanbul: All the port guides told us that we could do this port on our own. Our first hangup was getting to ... Read more
trb7777
11/13
This was a surprising highlight of our cruise. We wanted to see the Underground Basilica Cistern which was ... Read more

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