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As some of the ports are limited by the size and number of ships they can handle, the majority of ships that cruise in the Black Sea are small and midsize vessels, including upscale small-ship operators that specialize in cultural itineraries with onboard historians and expert guest lecturers. Azamara Club Cruises, Regent Seven Sea Cruises, Seabourn, Swan Hellenic andWindstar are among the lines offering Black Sea cruises in 2015 and 2016. Bigger ships, including those of Holland America and Princess, also visit the Black Sea and other lines include Fred. Olsen, P&O Cruises and Thomson -- which predominantly cater to the U.K. market.
 
Pier Information
Cruise ships are dock in Batumi. The pier is situated within the center from the city, about 5 to 7 minutes from Primorsky Boulevard. 
 
Attractions
 
Batumi City Center
With redevelopment in the last couple of years, the town center of Batumi is really a vibrant and energetic area featuring wide boulevards, fountains and public sculptures that demonstrate the positive energy from the region. The city's Evropas Moedani may be the primary square featuring a musical fountain as well as an impressive statue of Medea. Old Batumi developed following the Trans-White Railroad was completed about 150 years back and also the elegant two and three storied structures of this period happen to be mostly restored for their original pristine condition. The Boulevard (really a park) stretches in the shoreline far into Batumi and it is a focus for local people and site visitors alike, using its coffee shops, bookstores and bars. Cruiseship Berth to City Center - 1-2 km, 5-8 minutes, twenty minutes walk
 
Near to the Cruise Terminal may be the new Miracle Park, so known as since it was built so rapidly. The focus from the park may be the Georgian Alphabet Tower which honors the initial lettering from the Georgians. Batumi's Ferris Wheel was lately moved from ther other finish from the Promenade towards the new park. Also around the block would be the lighthouse and also the mechanized sculpture known as Ali and Nino which shows a guy along with a lady and represents a want peace. The multi-cultural and ethnic city honors its religions with historic and new places of worship (Orthodox, Georgian, Armenian and Roman), a mosque along with synagogues. In the southern finish from the seafront promenade may be the sixth of May Park using the Dolphinarium and also the city zoo.
 
Batumi Botanical Garden
The extensive assortment of plants not just includes local types indigenous to the subtropical climate, but plants from around the globe collected through the Andrey Krasnov over many years of world travel. Your Garden is split into 9 sections representing the parts of East Asia, The United States, Nz, South Usa, the Himalayas, Mexico, Australia, the Mediterranean And Beyond and White damp subtropics. You will find an incredible 1200 types of roses around the block. Viewing Black Ocean in the garden is among its most endearing features.
 
Sightseeing in Batumi
Batumi has plenty of opportunities for excursions and sights to see all over the city. Taking a walk down to the beach and looking out over the port into the Black Sea is a nice way to spend an evening before heading out to the clubs and enjoying the cities party atmosphere. The city also has a bike sharing scheme named BatumVelo, which allows residents and tourists to rent bicycles to ride along the beaches and around town. Other popular attractions in the city of Batumi include:
 
Batumi Dolphinarium
The Batumi Dolphinarium can offer a brilliant and entertaining day out for the entire family. With regular dolphin shows for up to 700 people at a time and the opportunity for visitors to try their hand at dolphin training, this attraction is sure to delight people of all ages.
 
Batumi Beach
Since the appearance of the railroad, Batumi continues to be attaining recognition like a seaside resort area as well as throughout the Soviet period it had been well-liked by vacationers. For your reason, the town includes a festive, happy atmosphere and also the shoreline has numerous coffee shops, bookstores, clubs and theme parks. The region could be crowded throughout the summer time, so some might prefer to visit the less visited beaches outdoors Batumi. Beaches close to the city don't have sand, but they are rather engrossed in pebbles.
 
Kvariati Beach Area (Beaches outdoors Batumi)
Beaches outdoors Batumi are less well-developed and much more peaceful, but offer most of the beach activities present with Europe and also the Caribbean, for example motorized watersports. Gonia is situated near an old ruin that has not been broken by war or natural disaster. The Gonia Fortress is really a Roman fortress in the first century BC.
 
Cuisine
Georgian national cuisine is striking because of its abundance of meat, seafood, vegetable hors d’oeuvres, cheeses, pickles, and lots of unique, flavorsome spices or herbs and seasonings. The San Remo and Megrul-Lazuri restaurants are famous for its Georgian cuisine, and also the Venetsia restaurant offers genuine Italian fare, with all the trimmings.
 
A delicious local dish that all visitors should try is ‘acharuli khachipuri’. This dish resembles a long boat and is made up of a mix of cheese and egg. Batumi is home to a great selection of high quality restaurants and cafes serving a wide range of meals from Boulangerie, which serves traditional French baked goods, to San Remo Restaurant, serving authentic Georgian cuisine and international dishes. Batumi is also littered with cheap fast food outlets for eating on the move.
 
Shopping
The city centre of Batumi is full of large department stores and smaller independent shops selling a variety of affordable items and souvenirs. Remember, shopping in Georgia differs from Western shopping experiences as products are usually slightly more expensive in supermarkets than they are in smaller independent shops. Many shops do not stock a particularly wide range of products, but some who do have a decent selection include King and Queen Boutique and Goodwill Supermarket. The centre of town also has a variety of well known brands selling products often seen in the western world.
 
The shopping area is situated about 700 yards (650 metres) in the port. Batumi-area shops selling Georgian national souvenirs and in your area-made products include Art Shop Souvenirs and Salon. Most shops are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.


 
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