Galataport İstanbul has been thoughtfully designed with the needs of a wide variety of cruise ships and passenger profiles in mind. Whatever you might need, you’ll find it here.
Each year, Galataport İstanbul is expected to receive 25 million visitors, including 7 million foreign tourists and 1.5 million cruise passengers. The port can accommodate 3 cruise ships simultaneously, giving it a capacity of approximately 15,000 passengers per day. After being closed for nearly 200 years, this historic port will finally reopen its unparalleled coastline for the public to use and enjoy. With state-of-the-art facilities and hundreds of dining and shopping options on-site, Galataport İstanbul will take Istanbul’s cruise tourism to new heights.
All terminal operations, passenger and luggage handling, and passport control activities will be located in a 29,000 sqm section of the underground terminal, which is 4 times larger than its current state, leaving the coastline free to explore. Taxi, minibus and tour bus traffic will also be routed underground to ensure a peaceful, pleasant atmosphere at ground level.
Alongside the terminal’s core operations, there will be areas allocated to public authorities, duty-free shops, maintenance units, and other necessary services. An indoor parking lot capable of holding 2,300 vehicles will keep the streets clear and encourage visitors to walk through the space at their own leisure.