It looks as though Turkey may be returning to cruise line itineraries. In 2019, both Ocean and Regent are “putting their toes in the water.”
In season one of Adventures Ashore, we feature shore activities in (or from) Barcelona, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Istanbul, Katakolon, Kusadasi, Livorno, Marseille, Monte Carlo and Naples
Editor’s Note: As were others, I was saddened by the suicide bomber attack in Istanbul that occurred on January 12. Since the attack, a handful of cruise lines have canceled calls to Istanbul (and some for all of Turkey) for the upcoming season. Having traveled extensively throughout Turkey this past fall, I wish for Turkey’s… [Read More]
Explore Istanbul’s famous mosques, museums and markets, and experience an evening of belly-dancing and exhilirating entertainment.
A cruise to Istanbul is for many travelers their first introduction to a part of the Islamic world. Turkey is officially a secular republic that is closely tied culturally and politically to Europe. This is a country where facets of European and Islamic culture blend together, especially in Istanbul. The city serves as a bridge… [Read More]
Even experienced cruise travelers can find touring Istanbul to be challenging. First, there is the traffic. The streets and highways are clogged, at all times of day. Getting between the airport and the cruise ship — or between the cruise ship and the major attractions — takes a vigilant, patient driver, and that’s best left in the hands of someone else,… [Read More]
During the next six weeks, I’ll be traveling from Marseille to Istanbul (and points between) with Vancouver-based videographer Chris Stanley. We’re on the road to create a new travel show featuring ten “aspirational” ports. By aspirational, I mean that these ports are where you want to drop anchor — if you haven’t already. Cruises frequent these… [Read More]