Bodrum Cruise Port
Cruise tourism is the fastest progressing tourism activity worldwide. This type of tourism provides economic benefits to many people, from the ports and their environs that are frequented by ships to those who produce and sell local products. Bodrum is one of our most important touristic towns and is one of the leading port cities. Bodrum's cruise port is large enough to anchor two ships at the same time. It is suitable for ships with a maximum length of 340 meters.
The cruise port, which is very important for the development of Bodrum, is located in the city. It is possible to reach the city center by walking two kilometers. This is one of the reasons why it is preferred for large cruise ships. It is available in the records that more than two thousand tourists land at Bodrum cruise port at one time. Ships with mostly German, Dutch and British nationals are guests in our Bodrum port. Various researches show that the local people are satisfied with this situation. The statistics for the last 9 years are as follows: 31,700 passengers with 89 ships in 2010, 46,031 passengers with 82 ships in 2011, 52,832 passengers with 131 ships in 2012, 28,546 passengers with 114 ships in 2013, 32,879 passengers with 78 ships in 2015, 90 ships in 2015 with 62,050 passengers, 46 ships in 2016, 61,315 passengers, 31,817 passengers with 22 ships in 2017, 24,263 passengers with 20 ships in 2018, and 6,219 passengers with 15 ships until September 2019 visited the Bodrum port. The figures show that the decrease in the number of ships arriving in Bodrum port should be prevented urgently and especially Bodrum cruise port officials should invite cruise operators to Bodrum.
One of Green Harbor Certification Located just two ports located in the port of Bodrum in Turkey. This certificate is issued by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. This certificate obtained from cruise ports that are sensitive to the environment is prepared every year. Since Bodrum is located between Europe and the Middle East, it is of interest to foreign tourists. For this reason, this region should be the most passenger traffic among our cruise ports.