Over the first nine months of 2019, foreign cruise ships accounted for 567 journeys in Croatia's Adriatic Sea, 2.3% more than at the same time in 2018, bringing 885,000 passengers (+6.1%), according to the national statistical office.
In said period, 62 cruise ships docked in Croatian ports, two less than in the first nine months of 2018, and their passengers stayed in Croatia for a total of 1,137 days.
The ships came from ten countries. The highest number of cruises was realised by vessels under the flag of Malta (164), bringing 215,800 passengers.
Ships sailing under the Bahamas flag accounted for 102 cruises and 130,800 passengers, those under the flag of Panama for 94 cruises and 224,300 passengers, and those from Italy for 71 cruises and 175,400 passengers.
The largest number of cruises by foreign liners was registered in June and September (101 each), while the highest annual increase was recorded in April by 48.5% to 49 cruises.
The most visits of foreign vessels on cruise were realised in the seaport of Dubrovnik (412 visits), followed by Split (213), Zadar (92), Hvar (90), Korcula (86) and Sibenik (56).