According to the data provided by the national statistical office, as many as 194,000 guests were on those 208 ships that visited Croatia last year.
In 2020, a mere 4,000 guests cruised the Croatian Adriatic Sea.
In 2019, as many as 1.1 million passengers were registered on foreign cruise ships visiting Croatia, according to the data of the DZS.
In 2021, the first foreign cruise ships arrived in Croatia in June and in that month, 15 such vessels were registered.
In July 2021, there were 34 foreign cruise ships, two more, that is 36, were in August, whereas 49 foreign cruise ships were recorded in September and 50 in October, while 21 were in November, and three in December.
For the sake of comparison, October 2019 saw as many as 105 cruise ships under foreign flags.
In 2021, nearly two thirds, that is 63% of cruise ships, visited the ports in Dubrovnik-Neretva County, while the seaports in Split-Dalmatia County accounted for 27.4% of visits, and the remaining destinations were in the rest of Croatia’s coast.