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Cruise Tourism shrinks this year in Turkey

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Directorate General of Merchant Marine announced the total number of cruise ships and passengers using Turkish ports. According to the statistics, a total of 307 cruise ships and 306.887 thousand travelers used Turkish ports between January and November. During the same period last year, a total of 537 cruise ships docked to Turkish ports, while 628.033 passengers used ports.

kusadasi cruiseships

The busiest cruise port is Kuşadasi, where a total of 126 cruise ships docked in the first 11 months of the year. However, only 8 cruise ships visited the port in November. Following Kuşadasi port, second busiest port was Izmir Çeşme with 61 cruise ships, and Marmaris port is the third busiest with 23 cruise ships.

See tables below for the first 11 months of 2017 and whole year of 2016.

Cruise Ship and Passenger Statistics by Ports (January - November 2017)
Ports Cruise Ship Cruise Passenger
Cruise Type Passenger Ship Passenger Ship Total Arrivals Departures Transit Total
ALANYA 22 0 22 9 5 12.176 12.190
ANTALYA 11 0 11 19.286 18.986 2.029 40.301
BARTIN 1 0 1 0 0 103 103
BODRUM 21 1 22 83 114 31.620 31.817
ÇANAKKALE 5 0 5 0 0 848 848
ÇEŞME 61 1 62 27.689 28.311 10.021 66.021
DİKİLİ 1 0 1 0 0 99 99
GÖCEK 4 0 4 0 0 538 538
GÜLLÜK 7 0 7 0 0 640 640
İSTANBUL 4 0 4 331 347 654 1.332
İZMİR 18 0 18 1.675 1.250 6.247 9.172
KUŞADASI 126 0 126 8.626 11.652 99.606 119.884
MARMARİS 23 1 24 18 3 23.715 23.736
SİNOP 1 0 1 0 0 103 103
TRABZON 1 0 1 0 0 103 103
TUZLA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 307 3 310 57.717 60.668 188.502 306.887
Directorate General of Merchant Marine - December 2017
Cruise Ship and Passenger Statistics by Months (January - November 2017)
Month Cruise Ship Cruise Passenger
Cruise Type Passenger Ship Passenger Ship Total Arrivals Departures Transit Total
March 9 0 9 109 169 5.078 5.356
April 30 0 30 5.829 6.351 25.249 37.429
May 46 0 46 9.025 9.151 29.507 47.683
June 43 2 45 2.660 3.889 21.070 27.619
July 46 0 46 9.390 10.145 23.733 43.268
August 46 1 47 14.312 14.551 23.398 52.261
September 55 0 55 9.642 9.864 34.364 53.870
October 24 0 24 4.077 4.079 19.101 27.257
November 8 0 8 2.673 2.469 7.002 12.144
TOTAL 307 3 310 57.717 60.668 188.502 306.887
Directorate General of Merchant Marine - December 2017
               
Cruise Ship and Passenger Statistics by Ports (2016)
Ports Cruise Ship Cruise Passenger
Cruise Type Passenger Ship Passenger Ship Total Arrivals Departures Transit Total
ALANYA 11 2 13 11 5 9.255 9.271
ANTALYA 13 3 16 22.746 22.294 939 45.979
BARTIN 2 0 2 0 0 171 171
BODRUM 45 1 46 50 84 61.181 61.315
BOZCAADA 3 0 3 0 0 1.336 1.336
ÇANAKKALE 28 0 28 2 12 6.380 6.394
ÇEŞME 63 5 68 19.978 20.860 17.149 57.987
DİKİLİ 15 2 17 4 1 3.993 3.998
FETHİYE 1 1 2 0 0 338 338
GÖCEK 2 0 2 0 0 162 162
GÜLLÜK 1 2 3 0 0 323 323
İSTANBUL 46 10 56 9.353 10.238 23.952 43.543
İZMİR 24 0 24 12.419 12.719 2.481 27.619
KAŞ 3 1 4 0 0 1.057 1.057
KUŞADASI 247 24 271 7.952 10.425 331.404 349.781
MARMARİS 21 1 22 20 1.290 14.318 15.628
MERSİN 3 0 3 0 0 2.505 2.505
SAMSUN 1 0 1 0 0 54 54
SİNOP 2 0 2 0 0 171 171
TAŞUCU 2 0 2 0 0 174 174
TRABZON 3 0 3 0 0 226 226
YALOVA 2 0 2 0 0 1 1
TOTAL 538 52 590 72.535 77.928 477.570 628.033
Directorate General of Merchant Marine - January 2017
               
Cruise Ship and Passenger Statistics by Months 2016
(2016 YIL SONU)
Months Cruise Ship Cruise Passenger
Cruise Type Passenger Ship Passenger Ship Total Arrival Departure Transit Total
August 59 1 60 8.987 9.726 63.914 82.627
December 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
October 69 6 75 10.922 10.984 59.246 81.152
September 83 4 87 11.506 11.248 61.193 83.947
June 92 11 103 9.082 10.787 90.700 110.569
November 8 8 16 2.639 2.438 12.237 17.314
March 25 0 25 1.000 1.138 18.519 20.657
May 87 9 96 5.463 6.525 81.361 93.349
April 50 8 58 11.942 13.608 35.906 61.456
February 2 0 2 0 0 1 1
July 62 5 67 10.994 11.474 54.493 76.961
TOTAL 538 52 590 72.535 77.928 477.570 628.033
Directorate General of Merchant Marine - January 2017
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