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Cruises visiting Bosphorus & all Bosphorus cruises for  2019-2020

Currently we have no major cruise ships visiting Bosphorus in the 2019-2021 seasons.

Future sailings will be shown here as they become available, and alternative ports in the region can be viewed at Europe - Mediterranean Cruises. Please contact one of our cruise specialists today on 1800 121 187 if you require further assistance.

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The Bosphorus is the 32km strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara in Istanbul, Turkey. It separates European Istanbul from Asian-Istanbul. The Bosphorus (or Bosporus) is a natural strait 31km long, and at its minimal width of 700 m is the narrowest internationally significant waterway. The strait runs through the heart of Istanbul at its southern end, and from the many commuter vessels crossing daily, presents a landscape of views: the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Hagia Sophia, several Ottoman palaces including Topkapi, fortresses, and villages with tea gardens, cafes, restaurants, and old wooden houses lining the shores.

Crossing the Bosphorus presents a magnificent skyline. The Bosphorus is a very crowded waterway, with many ships and oil tankers passing daily, together with local fishing boats and ferries that go back and forth between Asia and Europe. Around 48,000 ships pass the strait annually, three times denser than the Suez Canal traffic, and four times denser than the Panama Canal. Approximately 55 million tonnes of oil are shipped through each year.

Of great political and strategic importance, this is the seaway that connects Russia and other old Soviet Union countries to the Mediterranean Sea and the rest of the world. The Eurasia Tunnel, a two-level 5.4 km-long underwater tunnel, will soon supplement Istanbul’s 1074m Bosphorus Bridge and 1090m Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. There’s also a newly-built third bridge to the northern end of the Bosphorus, the 2164m Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge. The waterway itself has strong surface currents difficult to navigate (it holds 23 shipwrecks), and its deep submarine current is currently of great scientific research.

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