Istanbul Cruise

Start planning your cruise from Istanbul or choose an itinerary that includes this historic city and book your excursion to explore the area
Istanbul Cruise
Start planning your cruise from Istanbul or choose an itinerary that includes this historic city and book your excursion to explore the area
A shore excursion on your MSC Mediterranean cruise can be the opportunity to discover İstanbul which stands astride two continents, Europe and Asia.

As if its spectacular geographical location were not enough, it can also boast of being the only city to have played capital to consecutive Christian and Islamic empires, a role that has shaped the region’s history for more than 2500 years and bequeathed to İstanbul a staggering wealth of attractions.
Most cruise visitors spend all their holiday time in Sultanahmet, home to İstanbul’s main sightseeing attractions: the church of Aya Sofya, the greatest legacy of the Byzantine Empire; the Topkapı Palace, heart of the Ottoman Empire; and the massive Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque).

Cruises from / to Istanbul in 2024

Explore Istanbul's wonders with MSC Splendida


Until October 2024, MSC Splendida will take you on a journey of discovery between Europe and Asia with an enchanting 9-night cruise experience. Be mesmerized by Turkey's incredible cultural heritage and savor the mysterious charm of Istanbul, while from Kusadasi, wander the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus.

MSC Splendida will also take you to explore Greece, in Piraeus (Athens) and Corfu, as well as Italy, in Bari and Trieste (Venice).



Explore Istanbul's wonders with MSC Splendida

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Uncover the beauty of Istanbul with MSC Poesia


Looking for a memorable autumn cruise at the gates of the East? Until November 2023, set sail onboard MSC Poesia for an 11-night journey through Turkey, Greece and Italy. With MSC Poesia, you will spend an entire night in Istanbul with a long anchorage spanning two days in which you can fully experience the magic allure of the city.

Your discovery of Turkey continues at Kusadasi, while in Greece you will visit Piraeus (Athens) and in Italy, Palermo, Civitavecchia (Rome) and Genoa.

Uncover the beauty of Istanbul with MSC Poesia

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Cruises from / to Istanbul in 2024

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CITY TOUR
  • Category: CULTURE AND HISTORY
  • Duration: 9 hour(s)
  • Code: IST01
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MYSTIC DERVISHI SHOW & DINNER
  • Category: SOMETHING SPECIAL
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: IST18
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DE LUXE ISTANBUL
  • Category: SCENIC ROUTE
  • Duration: 10 hour(s)
  • Code: IST24
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TOPKAPI PALACE AND SHOPPING
  • Category: CULTURE AND HISTORY
  • Duration: 6 hour(s)
  • Code: IST02
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BOSPHORUS CRUISE
  • Category: SCENIC ROUTE
  • Duration: 4.5 hour(s)
  • Code: IST03
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CULTURE, ART & SHOPPING IN ISTANBUL
  • Category: CULTURE AND HISTORY
  • Duration: 6.5 hour(s)
  • Code: IST06
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ISTANBUL BY LAND & SEA
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 6 hour(s)
  • Code: IST10
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DINNER CRUISE ON BOSPHORUS STRAIT
  • Category: SOMETHING SPECIAL
  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Code: IST28
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PANORAMIC TOUR OF ICONIC ISTANBUL LANDMARKS
  • Category: SCENIC ROUTE
  • Duration: 5 hour(s)
  • Code: IST30
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PRE-BOARDING EXCURSION TO DISCOVER ISTANBUL
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 5 hour(s)
  • Code: IST30E
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FROM THE COLOURS OF THE SPICE MARKET TO THE GRANDEUR OF DOLMABAHCE PALACE
  • Category: CULTURE AND HISTORY
  • Duration: 4.5 hour(s)
  • Code: IST36YC
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TRAVEL TO THE Istanbul CRUISE TERMINAL

From the European side:
Exit the O-3/E-80 at the junction for the E-5, then turn off at the junction for Besiktas, which leads to Barbaros Boulevard. Keeping to the right at the end of the Boulevard, drive straight on for approximately 10 minutes. When you reach Meclis-i Mebusan Street you will see the port on your left.

From the Asian side: Take the E-5 across the bridge and take the first exit after the bridge, signposted Besiktas, which leads to Barbaros Boulevard. Keeping to the right at the end of the Boulevard, drive straight on for approximately 10 minutes. When you reach Meclis-i Mebusan Street you will see the port on your left.

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Atatürk Airport is approximately 24 km (15 miles) from Salıpazarı Port.  There is a 24-hour tram / underground service linking Atatürk Airport and Salıpazarı Port.
Findikli station is the closest to the port, being just a 3-minute walk away.
There is also a taxi rank immediately outside the airport building.

Sabiha Gökçen Airport is approximately 45 km (28 miles) from Salıpazarı Port.
You can take a taxi from outside the airport building.