The Black Sea is an inland sea in Eastern Europe, surrounded by Russia,
Ukraine, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania. It is connected to the Mediterranean
by the Bosphorus Strait. A Black Sea cruise will take you to lands known
best for their history, variety of terrains, unique cultures and long-standing
traditions. Port calls in the Ukraine, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania are
featured and sailings are typically 7 to 14 nights in length. Enjoy the sunny
Crimean Coast, the colorful day-to-day activities of Istanbul, or the
therapeutic resorts of Odessa. Itineraries often include visits to Greece
and Italy as well.
- The Black Sea cruise season is from mid-April to mid-October.
- Black Sea cruises are 7 to 14 nights in length, although a few ships
offer longer itineraries.
- Because you'll need to fly a long distance to reach your port of departure,
we suggest that you arrive at the port city at least one or two days in
advance of your Black Sea cruise. This will give you time to rest and get
oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offer pre-cruise
For a list of Black Sea cruise ports,