The cruise ships all more along the Bosphorus at the Karakoy Cruise Port. This port has plenty of facilities and caters for ships of various sizes. Larger ships moor alongside floating pontoons which allow the deeper draft vessels to moor at the terminal. At any one stage there can be five or six medium sized cruise ships at this port alone. The port is close to lots of the major attractions. There are plenty of sights to see near the docks but passengers should expect to walk at least 30 minutes across the Galata Bridge, which spans the Golden Horn inlet, to reach some of the more interesting and well known sights.
Once across the bridge, passengers can easily walk to the Egyptian spice market, railway station and the Basilica Cistern. Passengers can also follow the streets to the Mosques which are within a couple of miles from the port.