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‘Floating Hotel’ Cruises into Zadar


The new Gaženica port, situated in the Dalmatian coastal city of Zadar, welcomed the massive Riviera cruise ship on Monday…

Tourists and locals were keen to take a look at the ‘floating hotel’ as its dwarfed the Jadrolinja ferry when it parked up side-by-side on Monday. It is not the first time the cruise ship has been to Zadar, but nevertheless cut an impressive site today.

Riviera, owned by Oceania Cruises’ is 237 metres long, has 11 decks and 629 cabins. It can hold 1,258 passengers and has a staff of 800. Built in Italy for 530 million dollars, Riviera was christened in Barcelona on 11 May 2012, and embarked on its 10-day maiden voyage from Venice to Athens on 16 May 2012.

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