Thursday, 16 January 2020

Number of Cruise Ships in Croatia's Adriatic Continues to Rise

ZAGREB, January 16, 2020 - The number of foreign cruise ships in Croatia's Adriatic Sea continued to rise in the first eleven months of 2019, when foreign cruises accounted for 710 journeys, or 5 percent more than in the same period in 2018, for the first time bringing more than 1.1 million passengers, according to the national statistics office (DZS).

From January to November 2019, there were 75 foreign cruise ships, the same as in the corresponding period in 2018, but they made 5% more journeys in the Adriatic Sea.

The number of passengers was slightly above 1.1 million, that is 88,000 more than in 2018, increasing by 8.6%.

Additionally, foreign cruise ships realised a 5.1% rise in the number of days spent in Croatia, totalling 1,431 days.

Just like in 2018, the largest number of cruises were realised by vessels under the flag of Malta (199), followed by vessels under the flag of the Bahamas (127), and Panama (123). Despite the fact that they placed third in the number of journeys, vessels under the flag of Panama brought the largest number of passengers in eleven months (287,100).

As usual, the most visits of foreign vessels on cruise were realised in the seaports of Dubrovnik, Split, and Zadar. Seaports in Dubrovnik-Neretva County were destinations for 59.4% of all cruise journeys in Croatia, followed by seaports of Split-Dalmatia County (25.6%) and Zadar County (6.5%).

In November alone, there were 38 foreign vessels on cruise in the Adriatic Sea, which is five more vessels than in November 2018.

More tourism news can be found in the Travel section.

Monday, 11 November 2019

More Cruise Ships Visit Croatia Than Last Year

ZAGREB, November 11, 2019 - Over the first nine months of 2019, foreign cruise ships accounted for 567 journeys in Croatia's Adriatic Sea, 2.3% more than at the same time in 2018, bringing 885,000 passengers (+6.1%), according to the national statistical office.

In said period, 62 cruise ships docked in Croatian ports, two less than in the first nine months of 2018, and their passengers stayed in Croatia for a total of 1,137 days.

The ships came from ten countries. The highest number of cruises was realised by vessels under the flag of Malta (164), bringing 215,800 passengers.

Ships sailing under the Bahamas flag accounted for 102 cruises and 130,800 passengers, those under the flag of Panama for 94 cruises and 224,300 passengers, and those from Italy for 71 cruises and 175,400 passengers.

The largest number of cruises by foreign liners was registered in June and September (101 each), while the highest annual increase was recorded in April by 48.5% to 49 cruises.

The most visits of foreign vessels on cruise were realised in the seaport of Dubrovnik (412 visits), followed by Split (213), Zadar (92), Hvar (90), Korčula (86) and Šibenik (56).

More news about Croatian tourism can be found in the Travel section.

Monday, 20 August 2018

British Woman Rescued after Falling from Cruise Ship in Croatia

ZAGREB, August 20, 2018 - A British woman, 46, who fell off from the cruise ship "Norwegian Star" while it was sailing from the Istrian city of Pula to Venice in the night between Saturday and Sunday, was rescued by the Croatian patrol boat "Cavtat" at 9.40 hrs Sunday, the Croatian ministry of transport and maritime affairs has reported.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Number of Cruise Ships Visiting Croatia Decreases

ZAGREB, January 21, 2018 - The number of foreign cruise ships visiting the Croatian Adriatic was down in November, as well as in most of the months of 2017, compared to 2016.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Number of Cruise Ships in Croatian Ports Continues to Decline

Dubrovnik is still the number one destination.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Cruise Liner Arrivals in Croatia Decline Substantially

The main culprits are Montenegro and Venice.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Croatia Launches Search and Rescue Operation in the Adriatic

One crew member of MSC Musica cruise ship is missing.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Plans for Dubrovnik Cruiser Terminal in Gruz Scrapped?

It seems the preliminary concession contract has been terminated by the Port Authority Administrative Council.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Almost 500 Cruisers Expected in Dubrovnik This Year

Another busy cruiser year in store for Dubrovnik. 

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Split and Dubrovnik are Top Destinations for Cruisers

Transport minister in Split talks cruisers, Ciovo bridge, Kastela road.