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Less Cruises On Croatia’s Adriatic But More Passengers


Although there were less foreign cruise ships this year on Croatian waters, the number of passengers to visit increased. From the period of January to August this year, there were 518 foreign cruises with 746,534 passengers on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, up 2.8 percent from last year, according to data released from the National Bureau of Statistics.

Most foreign cruise ships first point of entry into Croatian territorial sea was recorded in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (71.8 percent) followed by in the Split-Dalmatia County (18.5 percent).

The remaining 9.7 percent of foreign cruise ships first entry into Croatia was recorded in the following four counties – Sibenik-Knin (3.9 percent), Istria (2.5 percent), Primorsko-Gorski (2.3 percent) and Zadar (1 percent).

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