From the beginning of this year until the end of August the number of cruise ships in Croatian seas increased by 4.6 percent compared to the same period from last year.
In the first eight months of the year the number of passengers disembarking rose by 12.5 percent according to data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics. In total during the mentioned period there were 451 cruise ship arrivals carrying around 686 passengers.
Out of a total of 451 cruises, most trips were realized in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (55.9%) and the Split-Dalmatian County (24.0%), both these counties accounted for almost 80 percent of all cruise ship arrivals in Croatia.
And somewhat unsurprisingly Dubrovnik received the most cruise ships with 346 arrivals, followed by Split with 166 arrivals and Zadar with 83.