In the period from January to October 2018, there were 72 foreign vessels on cruises that arrived in Croatian seaports, which realised 644 journeys. A total of 976 thousand passengers were on board and they stayed for 1,267 days in Croatia.
The highest number of cruises was realised by vessels under the flag of Bahamas (167 cruises) and Malta (147 cruises), while the highest number of passengers on board the arrived vessels were under the flag of Panama (257 thousand passengers) and Bahamas (213 thousand passengers).
Out of the total of 644 journeys of foreign vessels on cruises, the majority was realised in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (56.5%) and the County of Split-Dalmatia (24.7%), which makes up to the total of 81.2 percent of the total number of cruise arrivals in Croatia. The most visited seaports were Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar. The majority of visits of foreign vessels on cruise were realised in the seaport of Dubrovnik (487 visits), followed by the seaports of Split (224 visits) and Zadar (111 visits).
Over the first ten months of the year the number of cruise ships arriving in Croatian waters was exactly the same as last year, whilst the number of passengers increased by 9.4 percent.
Source : The Dubrovnik Times