In the period from January to July 2019, 57 foreign cruise ships sailed to Croatian seaports, completing 368 cruise trips. There were 565,000 passengers on these ships, who stayed in Croatia for 749 days, according to new information from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
Of the total of 368 round trips, the highest number of trips was made in Dubrovnik-Neretva County (59.0 percent) and Split-Dalmatia County (25.5 percent). The remaining 15.5 percent of trips were made in the following counties: Zadar (6.5 percent), Istria (4.3 percent), Primorje-Gorski kotar (3.3 percent) and Šibenik-Knin (1.4 percent).
In the period from January to July 2019, the number of trips of foreign cruise ships increased by 7.0 percent and the total number of days spent by ships increased by 6.4 percent, as compared to the same period of 2018. The number of passengers on these ships in the mentioned over 2019, up 8.9 percent from 2018.
The largest number of visits by foreign cruise ships was to the port of Dubrovnik (267 visits), followed by the ports of Split (140 visits) and Zadar (62 visits).