Croatia Welcomed 451 Cruisers, 686,000 Passengers in Eight Months

Daniela Rogulj

Most of the voyages were made by cruisers under the flags of the Bahamas, Malta, and Panama. writes on October 9, 2018, that Croatia welcomed 451 cruisers to the country in the first eight months of 2018, which is 20 cruisers or almost 5 percent more than in the same period last year. Moreover, there were almost 686,000 passengers on board, or 12.5 percent more passengers on these vessels than in 2017, announced the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

In the first eight months of 2018, the cruisers spent a total of 927 days sailing the Croatian Adriatic, which is 4 percent fewer days than last year.

Approximately 56 percent of the total number of cruise ship trips took place in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, while 24 percent were in Split-Dalmatia County, and the other four Adriatic counties accounted for the remaining 20 percent of these voyages.

The ships were likewise deployed at Croatian seaports, with Dubrovnik welcoming the most cruiser visits (346), followed by Split (166), and Zadar (83), though all of them arrived in the 13 seaports from Istria to Dubrovnik.

Most of the trips were made by cruisers under the flags of the Bahamas (113), Malta (103), and Panama (79), though the cruisers came from a total of 11 countries in the first eight months of this year. 

Foreign cruisers in Croatian seas were up this August compared to August 2017, welcoming 107 or 11.5 percent more foreign cruisers, with 17 percent more passengers or 167,000 passengers arriving in Croatia.


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