On November 22, Bodrum Cruise Port concluded the 2022 cruise season with a record number of cruise calls.
The port hosted its 101st call of the year with the Costa Venezia which made its 15th visit to the port this year, according to a press release.
“Bodrum has proven its position as one of Turkey’s high-potential main ports this year, with its location, the domestic and international airport terminal providing strategic flight routes and the high bed capacities provided by its hotels. We believe it will continue to prove its position strongly in the year 2023,” said Aziz Güngör, director of Eastern Mediterranean Ports of Global Ports Holding.
With 101 cruises and almost 100,000 passengers during the 2022 season, Bodrum Cruise Port became the third busiest port in Turkey right after Kuşadası and Istanbul.
Among the ships that passed through the Bodrum Cruise Port this cruise season is Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas, which visited Bodrum for the first time ever. This also marked the first time that Bodrum Cruise Port welcomed a ship of its size.
Other ships that visited Bodrum this year include the Norwegian Jade Mein Schiff 5, 6 and Mein Schiff Herz as well as the Azamara Journey and Azamara Pursuit.
Additionally, Bodrum Cruise Port served nearly 15,000 passengers on 21 cruises as the homeport of the Blue Sapphire.