Global Ports Holding Plc is a unique port group and is the world's largest cruise port operator with an established presence in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Asia-Pacific regions, including extensive commercial port operations in Turkey and Montenegro. In Turkey, GPH currently manages three leading cruise ports.

Ege Ports – The Port of Kusadasi

Ege Ports – The Port of Kusadasi is a major gateway to Ephesus, the unrivalled world heritage site.

Ege Ports was the first cruise port in Turkey to qualify as compliant with ISPS Code. The port has a total area of 22 000 sq. m. including a modern cruise passenger terminal hall of 2400 sq m and a duty-free shopping area. With its two finger piers (totaling 1297m in length - pier extension in 2011), the port can berth up to 4 large vessels or up to 2 large vessels and 4 small vessels. The terminal building also houses the Scala Nuova shopping complex of 4500 m² and 43 local and international stores.

The port is near Ephesus, the widely renowned ancient Greco-Roman city and Turkey’s third most visited historic site (1.7m tourists per year) and the House of the Virgin Mary, a popular pilgrimage site. According to the UMA (Undersecreteriat of Maritime Affairs of Turkey), in 2011 Ege Ports – The Port of Kusadasi was the busiest cruise port in Turkey in terms of vessels received and passenger arrivals. According to G.P. Wild International, it was the 16th most heavily visited port of call in Europe and 7th in the Mediterranean region in 2011, serving 38 different cruise lines among the 50 companies visiting the Mediterranean.

Port Akdeniz – The Port of Antalya

A major international airport, a wide range of hotels and a variety of important archaeological sites such as Aspendos, Perge and Side, the port has all the appeal necessary to be a key homeport on the Mediterranean.

Antalya Cruise Port has three cruise piers totaling 510 m in length, a 1,830 m2 passenger terminal and a 990 m2 luggage area which serves cruise passengers. Antalya is the number one holiday destination in Turkey and attracts 39% of all tourists visiting the country. 

Antalya is one of Turkey’s most popular holiday destinations (accounted for 11 million tourist arrivals in 2011, 35 percent of the total number of tourists that came to the country) due to the archeological and natural riches of the area. The 630 km shoreline of the province is dotted with ancient cities, including Perge and Aspendos, some of the cleanest beaches in the Mediterranean and 647 blue-flag coves, and lush forests.

Bodrum Cruise Port

Situated on a beautiful peninsula, Bodrum provides access to a luxury cruise destination in Turkey, better known as the "St. Tropez" of Turkey as called by The New York Times.

The fully ISPS certified port has a total area of 22,000 m². Whit its newly built pier totaling 680 meters in length, the Port has the capacity to service at least two large cruise vessels at a time together with three motorboats. Bodrum Cruise Port is located 36 km from the Milas International Airport and few minute walk to the city center.

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