You may have noticed that we don’t have any luxury Black Sea cruise deals available on our website at the moment. We aren’t the only ones – ocean cruise lines have temporarily ceased sailing in the area.
Where have the Black Sea cruises gone?
Though a stunning region steeped in a unique history and culture, over recent years dark clouds have settled over the Black Sea as unrest has built between Russia and Ukraine. Luxury cruise ports like Odessa, Sevastopol and Yalta are being bypassed; and are instead being replaced by additional ports and new itineraries in destinations like Turkey, Romania, Georgia and Bulgaria. Other cruises now spend more time exploring Greece, a country with no shortage of natural beauty and ancient wonders.
Where can I cruise instead of the Black Sea?
As you have read, luxury cruises to Greece are a relaxing way to holiday, with ports like Athens and Santorini waiting to enchant you with stunning views and fascinating sights. In fact, the Mediterranean itself is the perfect place to embark on an indulgent holiday. With destinations ranging from Barcelona to Dubrovnik, it has the perfect balance of paradise ports and bustling cities.
Of course, if you are desperate to cruise to Russia you could always embark on a river cruise to ports including Moscow, St Petersburg and Yaroslavl. Luxury river cruises will introduce you to the best of this regions architecture, history and natural beauty, meandering along the River Volga with something to see on all sides of your ship, at all times. There is never a dull moment, especially with on-board experiences to rival those of even the most indulgent ocean cruise ships.
If you would like more information about Black Sea Cruises and the alternatives on offer, please don’t hesitate to call our Cruise Concierge team for advice.