There has never been a better time to visit Turkey. Istambul, which will be celebrated as the 2010 European Capital of Culture, is ready to welcome visitors from around the world. As the point where Europe and Asia meet, Turkey's most famous city has shaped history and the story of mankind like no other city in the world. The eastern Mediterranean is one of the fastest growing cruise destinations in the world, and at the very heart of its popularity is the incomparable, endless facinating city of Istambul. But there are numerous other reasons to viit Turkey. With one of the oldest civilizations in the world, Turkey and its landmarks are a magnet for world travelers facinated by history and culture.