Kuşadası, one of Turkey's main holiday destinations on the Aegean coast, will host 310 cruise ships to visit the town with some 360,000 people on board this year, Aziz Güngör, the general manager of Ege Port Limanı, has told Anadolu Agency.
Last year 194 cruise ships docked at the resort's ports, bringing in around 180,000 visitors, according to Güngör.
The number of cruise passengers arriving at Greek ports grew by 15.64 percent last year compared to 2018, while the number of cruise ships increased 14.34 percent year-on-year, according to data released on Tuesday by the Greek Ports Association.
However, many of those stops were at oversaturated destinations that suffered as a result, according to tourism industry sources.
Global Ports Holding, a subsidiary of Global Yatırım Holding, has announced that it signed a 15-year management service agreement with Ha Long Sun Limited Liability Company for the Ha Long International Cruise Port located in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.
Global Ports is the world's largest independent cruise port operator.
Cyprus' ministry of tourism is teaming up with Israeli authorities to promote the east Mediterranean as a prime cruise line holiday destination.
The tourism minister, Savvas Perdios, told The Associated Press Wednesday that the government is also in advanced talks with Egypt to offer cruise packages to include Cypriot and Egyptian ports of call.