Black sea cruises offer a wealth of breathtaking ports in Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria. From the magnificent city of Istanbul where European and Asian cultures merge to fashionable Ukrainian ports Odessa and Yalta which will take your breath away with cultural landmarks.
From the kaleidoscope of street scenes to the serenity of the surrounding waters and miles of sandy beaches, Istanbul, Bodrum and Trabzon, Turkey offer one intriguing adventure after another. The influence of Asia and Europe, the religion of Christians and Moslems, and the culture of Turks, Persians and Asians have all found their way into the daily life of the bustling metropolis of Istanbul. Trabzon has an array of historic churches, monasteries and museums to explore along the Silk Road.
In Russia the fresh air, majestic mountain scenery, mineral springs, long beaches, warm sunny days, and bustling night-life in Sochi are a big draw as are the wineries of Novorossiysk.
Stops in the Ukraine boast spacious parks, elegant mansions that date from the days of the Tsars, and a spectacular coastline with forested cliffs and glorious beaches. A visit to Nessebar, Bulgaria has sapphire waters, lush beaches and ancient ruins waiting to be explored.