May 24, 2024

Port Short with Martin in Yalta

Martin Gerretsen’s port short from Yalta on the Crimea Peninsula.

Martin Gerretsen’s cruise to the Black Sea on the Seven Seas Mariner included the ancient ruins of Ephesus in Turkey before their ship continued along the Dardanelles past Gallipoli and on to the Marmara Sea past Instanbul and finally through the Bosphorus into the Black Sea.

Map showing the western half of the Black Sea.

Today he takes us to the famous port of Yalta, where the Allied leaders met in February 1945 to discuss post-war Europe. Yalta, part of Crimea, is a beautiful sub-tropical port and part of most Black Sea itineraries.

See Martin’s port short here: Martin’s Yalta