Alanya Cruise Port sits in a picturesque harbour on the Turkish Riviera, overlooked by the spectacular medieval castle which sits atop a rocky peninsula. It is a touristic port of call easily accessible for ships sailing in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean, lying on routes connecting the ports of Greece, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Cyprus. The port is in the heart of the city, enclosed and well sheltered by a 200m high promontary. Its purpose-built terminal serves only cruise ships and Kyrenia-Alanya fast ferries.The 533m long jetty can accommodate cruise ships 300m in length with 8.5m draft, and offers easy berthing for tender boats. Ships may anchor 3 to 4 cables south east of the jetty, where depths range from 15 to 20 m. A 2000 bhp, 30 ton bollard pull tug boat is also available.
The terminal includes an air-conditioned passenger lounge, Customs, Immigration, Port Health, caferestaurants, and shop. Free wireless internet is available. The commercial centre of Alanya is only a few minutes’ walk from the terminal. Banks and the post office are within 10 minutes’ walking distance. Alanya Cruise Port operates continuously, including national and religious holidays. The Port does not face any congestion, or shops that don’t open on Sundays.
There is no cargo, vehicle ferry or naval traffic in Alanya. In the event of adverse weather conditions, ships may divert to the nearby port of Antalya.
31 cruise ships and 37 fast ferries called at Alanya in year 2012, bringing a total of 37,000 cruise passengers and 7,000 ferry passengers to the port. Alanya Cruise Port is a member of The Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports since 2002, and ISPS compliant since 2004.
Antalya International Airport is 125 km from the port of Alanya, 90 minutes drive via a direct motorway. Gazipasa Airport opened for international flights in 2011 is only 45 km, 30 minutes by road from the port of Alanya. Alanya Cruise Port is operated by ALIDAS Co. Inc., under an agreement made with the Turkish government in December 2000 for a period of 30 years.