Istanbul

Turkey

Cruises To Istanbul

There's a new aura of excitement in Istanbul these days, as this center of the Ottoman empire has become one the world's focal points for art, fashion, haute cuisine and nightlife. Of course there's always an abundance of ancient monuments and grand mosques with stunning frescoes to see here, like the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Head to any park and you'll see why tulips have long been the symbol of this city. Explore more of Istanbul on a European cruise!

What you
NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Instanbul
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    EET (Eastern European Time)
    UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Turkish. Say "hello" in Turkisy: "merhaba."
  • Currency & Shopping
    Turkish Lira (TRY)
    Native crafts, jewelry, leather goods and ceramics.
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Istanbul
TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Istanbul by Land & Sea

Experience Istanbul by land and sea. Begin with a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait to see a mixture of past and present...

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Exclusive Classical Istanbul

Discover the highlights of this fascinating city in the company of a small group. On this exclusive tour, you’ll experie...

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Capital of Two Empires

The Ottomans and Byzantines ruled this city for centuries and testament to these great empires stand the Blue Mosque and...

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Exclusive Dolmabahce Palace & Taksim Square

This exclusive tour is an opportunity to travel in a small group to see the latest palace of Istanbul, as well as a visi...

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SHIP Norwegian Spirit
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Venice, Italy;
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