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 Visit the Hagia Sophia as you visit Istanbul aboard a Black Sea Cruise

Upcoming Black Sea Cruise Departures

Cruise Destinations 

Black Sea Cruises
Le Ponant Cruise

Aboard a Black Sea cruise you will experience the exotic coast of Eastern Europe.
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 Europe.

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 Nessebur, 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 cathedral.

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.

See a list of all upcoming Black Sea Cruise Departures!