Black Sea Cruises
Whilst venturing through the Mediterranean Sea; a number of Pullmantur Cruises will also take you to the tip of the Black Sea. This beautiful body of water is almost completely cut off from the world and provides the perfect haven for cruisers. The Bosphorus Strait connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Mamara and the Strait of the Dardanelles connects that to the Aegean Sea region of the Mediterranean.
Istanbul features an array of cultural sites of significance including a number of stunning mosques and sections of the restored city walls. Visit the Topkapi Palace, which was used as a residence for Ottoman sultans for over 400 years. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is now a museum housing what many consider to be some of the most sacred relics of the Muslim world. These holy relics include: Muhammad’s cloak, two swords, a signed letter and even one of his teeth.
If you like to experience everything that Istanbul has to offer, from array of historical elements to the modern features of a bustling metropolis, you can do so on a Byzantine Cruise with Pullmantur.
Istanbul dominates the Bosphorus Strait and also the entrance to the Black Sea. Formally known as Constantinople, this city was once the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman empires and was the largest city in Europe. This city has a long history of empires; influenced by Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods before being officially renamed Istanbul after founding of the modern Republic of Turkey.
Featured Black Sea Cruises