Black Sea Cruises
The Black Sea might not be the first region that comes to mind when considering a cruise holiday, but you’ll only need to visit once to see why it’s regarded as one of the hidden gems of the cruise industry.
Located to the east of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea is becoming increasingly popular with those embarking on a cruise, who find themselves drawn in by history, culture and mystique that the various ports have to offer.
That’s certainly the case should your cruise pay a visit to Istanbul, a city where East quite literally meets West – with half located in Europe and half in Asia.
Here, there are various religious attractions to explore, such as the Blue Mosque, whilst there is no shortage of ancient buildings that hark back to the time of the Ottoman Empire.
A cruise around the Black Sea also opens up the opportunity to visit one of Europe’s up and coming destinations; Bulgaria.
Culture-filled Nessebar and historic Varna are two ports where many leading cruise lines head, with World Heritage listed historical sites and impressive sandy beaches where you can make the most of the favourable weather conditions.
History is also a key selling point of Romania, from the old city of Constanta to the vast open Danube Delta, and also of the Ukraine – where the likes of Odessa and Yalta are simply waiting to be explored.
The famous Odessa Opera House and Yalta’s Swallow’s Nest castle are just two of the attractions worth checking out whilst you spend some time ashore, and there are plenty more besides.
If you are looking for a cruise holiday packed with memorable experiences in unique destinations filled with mystique and character, then the Black Sea should be near the top of your list.
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