Aboard a Black Sea cruise you will experience the exotic coast of Eastern
The best time of year to cruise the Black Sea beings in July and continues
through August, when sea and weather conditions are ideal to visit this less known part of
The main highlights of our Black Sea cruises include Nessebur, Costantza, Odessa, and
historical sites of Yalta and Sevastopol.
Along your journey, you’ll visit
a UNESCO World
Heritage site, also known as the “city of 40 Byzantine churches” is a small medieval town
perched on a rocky peninsula jutting out into the Black Sea. A real little gem on the Bulgarian
Coast, Nessebur (Bulgaria) will lead you through its serpentine streets to picturesque houses
and small courtyards planted with fig trees.
Another famous city along the coast of the Black Sea is Odessa, Ukraine. Founded in 1794 on the
ruins of a Turkish fortress, Odessa is today a big commercial port which has retained the
old-world charm of its neo-classical period. Its magnificent, world-renowned Opera and Ballet
Theatre was built in the 19th Century by two Viennese architects and harmoniously blends
Baroque and Renaissance styles. The historic centre and long tree-lined avenues bordered by
pristine white buildings never fail to inspire.
As you continue your cruise you will discover another Ukrainian gem: Sevastopol. Situated on the extreme
south-western tip of Crimea, Sevastopol (Ukraine) glories in a rich historic past where each
period has left its mark. There are numerous sites and monuments built in honor of the heroism
and bravery of those who defended the city during the Crimean War. You will also find some
magnificent ruins of the Greek Chersonese city from the 5th century BC.
Nicknamed the Pearl of the Crimea, the mythical seaside resort of Yalta (Ukraine) is encircled by
mountains and has been the holiday resort of choice for Russian aristocrats for centuries. A
mild climate, long promenades by the sea and 19th Century villas surrounded by palm trees have
earned it the title “Russian Riviera”. It was here in the Livadia Palace where the famous 1945
Yalta agreements were signed. Other attractions include Pushkin’s house and the neo-Byzantine
These cities will captivate new visitors with their history and charm, creating memories
of a great vacation that will last you for years to come.