Cruising Dardanelles

Entrance to Dardanelles, Turkey
Entrance to Dardanelles, Turkey

Forming part of the border separating Asian Turkey and European Turkey and connecting the Sea of Marmara to the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, as well as allowing passage through to the Black Sea via the Bosphorus strait, the Dardanelles is – thanks to its history, geographical location and role in global maritime navigation and industry – one of the world’s most important waterways.

The strait is also one of the narrowest used for international shipping, but – thanks to their smaller size – Fred. Olsen’s ships can navigate the route, for an unforgettable scenic cruising experience. As you journey along the Dardanelles, you feel that you’re sailing somewhere very special, taking in the scenery of the sparsely settled northern shores and more urban southern shores, on waters that, throughout their remarkable history, even served the Ancient Greeks, Persians, Romans and Byzantines.

Cruises to Cruising Dardanelles

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Discovering the Ancient Empires of the Eastern Mediterranean • T2404

Sun 25 Feb 2024
32 nights
  • On a journey through the Med, delve into the influences that ancient empires and kingdoms had on the region
  • Explore some of the world’s great ancient sites in, and close-by to, captivating cities
  • Highlights include Athens’ Acropolis; the holy lands of Jerusalem and Bethlehem; and Egypt’s Great Pyramids of Giza