There were 587 foreign cruise ships in Croatia during the first 9 months of year, which is 74 or 11.2% fewer than there were in the same period in 2013, according to statistics from the Central Bureau. As a result the number of passengers on board cruisers to visit Croatia were also down 15.4 % from last year.
In September alone on the Adriatic coast there were 125 cruisers, which was 6.7% fewer than last September, with the cruisers this year bringing 175,100 passengers, down 5.5% from September 2013. The declining trend in the number of cruisers was steady throughout the year, apart from exceptions in February and April when there were 2% more than the same months the previous year.
Cruisers carrying the Malta flag were the most popular this year, with 138 out of the 587 sailing under that flag. Bahamas flag was the next most popular with 127 cruisers visiting.