Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
03:43 18 Oct 2017

Coordinates
42.64111 N, 18.11197 E

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Dubrovnik is an Adriatic Sea cruise port in Croatia, and among Europe's historically most prominent and popular vacation travel destinations. The city has population around 43,000 (metro over 66,000). Other major Croatian passenger (cruise and ferry) ports are Split, Zadar, Rijeka, Sibenik.

Dubrovnik (Croatia) cruise port

Medieval Dubrovnik (Ragusa) was founded by the Romans in the 7th century BC. It was the most important independent city state in Adriatic Sea (after Venice). This picturesque town on Dalmatian coast was also a major resort destination until much of it was destroyed during the 1991 war between Serbia and Croatia. The port city is well known for its medieval double walls and fortifications.

The perfectly preserved old town is unique with its steep cobbled streets, marble-paved squares, stone-made churches, palaces, fountains. Among the city's historic buildings are two monasteries, the Rector's Palace, mint house, customs house. However, the most popular tourist attraction are the city walls (visited by over 1,1 million people in 2016) running almost 2 km (1,2 ml) around the city. The walls are 4-6 m (13–20 ft) thick on the landward side, but much thinner on the seaward side. The system of turrets and towers were intended for protection.

Dubrovnik marina

The city state was under protection of the Byzantine Empire (867-1205), of Venice (until 1358), Hungary (until 1526) and the Ottoman Empire (until 1806), but remained self-governing as independent republic. In 1808, Napoleon Bonaparte abolished its city-republic status. Following the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars, in 1815, the Congress of Vienna ceded the port town to Austria. In 1920, following WW1 (1914-1918), the town became part of Yugoslavia. During WW2 (1939-1945) it was occupied by the Germans and Italians.

The city's average temperatures are 9 C / 48 F (coldest / January) and 25 C / 77 F (warmest / August). The city is served by an international airport, located approx 20 km (12 ml) southeast of city centre. Bus service runs every 10-20 min, and is operated by all 9 bus lines. Bus tickets can be purchased at avery newspaper stand, and also in the bus (at higher price).

From Dubrovnik cruise ship tourists can visit Cavtat, Trsteno and Ston. 

Dubrovnik cruise port

Dubrovnik handles around 600 cruise ship calls and around 900,000 passengers annually. These numbers rank the cruise port as the Mediterranean's 10th largest (following BarcelonaRome-Civitavecchia, Venice, Marseille, Naples, Athens-Piraeus, Genoa, and Savona).

Dubrovnik cruise port

The port is among the industry's most regularly visited and unique destinations.

  • Today. the city is at risk of being destroyed by an overwhelming number of tourists. In 2016, UNESCO sounded the alarm by warning that the city's world heritage status is at risk, highlighting concern about “management of cruise ships” and “the maximum number of tourists in regard to the sustainable carrying capacity of the city”. In response, in January 2017, the city launched a plan to limit the number of tourists visiting the Old Town to 8,000. Then were installed a total of 116 CCTV cameras to count people entering or leaving the complex. In August 2016, in one day alone, the city (population around 43,000) was visited by a total of 10,388 cruise tourists. In 2016, the city was visited by over 5 million tourists, which was about 19% of the Mediterranean market.
  • The status of Dubrovnik as a World Heritage Site has to be reviewed due to the absence of both a tourism strategy focusing on cruise tourism and a city management plan. Dubrovnik Port Authority is the main negotiator with the cruise companies, but since the intention is to let the management of the port to a foreign concessionaire, without exact plans to limit the visitors'number, concerns remain.
  • The situation is similar to that in Venice Italy, where locals regularly protest against cruise ship tourism.
  • In 2016, the cruise port handled a total of 529 ship calls and 799,916 passengers. The number of cruise ship visits in 2015 was 475 and in 2014 - 463.

Highlights: Medieval City & Walls, Cavtat, Ston and Trsteno

Dubrovnik cruise terminal

In February 2016 was announced the concession contract for construction of a new cruise terminal in Dubrovnik.

  • The new facility is operated by "Dubrovnik International Cruise Port Investment" (abbrev DICPI). The company is jointly-owned by Global Port Holdings (GPH, Turkey) and Bouygues Batiment International (France). To allow cruise port operations, the state-owned company Dubrovnik Port Authority, granted a 40-year concession rights to the joint venture company.
  • GPH (world’s largest cruise port operator) handles annually around 5 million passengers in its ports worldwide. GPH operates facilities in such large seaports as Barcelona, Malaga, Lisbon, Valletta, Singapore, also several ports in Turkey.
  • Bouygues Batiment International (subsidiary of Bouygues Construction) was involved in the construction of Kai Tak Cruise Terminal (Hong Kong China).
  • Currently, Port Gruz has 2 quays - one with total length 810 m / 2657 ft (2 berths, completed in 2009, cost EUR 26 million) and another with length 230 m / 755 ft (1 berth, completed in 2011, cost EUR 8 million). The port's new quay has length of 400 m / 1312 ft (1 berth) and will be able to handle even the world's largest cruise vessels of RCI's Oasis-class.

Dubrovnik cruise port map

Construction works in Dubrovnik port's Gruz area started in October 2016, with scheduled completion by 2018's end. By the agreement with Dubrovnik Port Authority, DIPCI removed existing buildings and cleared the area to built a modern cruise ship terminal, plus accompanying facilities - shopping mall, commercial multi-story garage (dedicated parking facility) and and an internationl bus terminal (in the port).

The new passenger terminal is located just 3 km (2 ml) from the Old Town. The project's cost is around USD 100 million, financed by several major international and local banks.

Dubrovnik cruise ship terminal

Currently, Dubrovnik is also visited as tender port of call, which means additional (also smaller) cruise ships anchor in open sea (usually near Lokrum Island) and their passengers are transported to Port Gruz via the ship's tender boats.

The Dubrovnik cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Dubrovnik, Croatia.

If you lose the Dubrovnik location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.

Port Dubrovnik cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Dubrovnik, Croatia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Saturday
30 September, 2017
Celebrity Constellation(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 19:00)
Norwegian Star(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 21:00)
MS Serenissima(arriving at 23:00 - departing at 23:00)
Sunday
1 October, 2017
Crystal Esprit(departing at 01 Oct)
mv Aegean Odyssey(arriving at 18:00 - departing at 13:00)
Monday
2 October, 2017
Crystal Esprit(arriving at 02 Oct - departing at 02 Oct)
Queen Victoria(arriving at 02 Oct - departing at 02 Oct)
Royal Eleganza(arriving at 02 Oct - departing at 03 Oct)
Star Flyer(arriving at 02 Oct - departing at 02 Oct)
AIDAbella(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 19:00)
Silver Spirit(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 06:00)
Tuesday
3 October, 2017
Royal Eleganza(arriving at 03 Oct)
Wednesday
4 October, 2017
Thomson Dream(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Thursday
5 October, 2017
AIDAblu(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 05 Oct)
ms La Belle de l'Adriatique(arriving at 05 Oct)
Thomson Spirit(departing at 22:00)
MSC Sinfonia(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 20:00)
Friday
6 October, 2017
Seven Seas Voyager(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 16:00)
Costa Luminosa(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 14:00)
Star Legend(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
MSC Poesia(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 15:00)
Saturday
7 October, 2017
Viking Sun(arriving at 07 Oct - departing at 07 Oct)
Norwegian Star(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 13:00)
Azamara Quest(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Costa Deliziosa(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 14:00)
Star Pride(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Sunday
8 October, 2017
AIDAbella(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 08 Oct)
ms Westerdam(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 23:00)
Rhapsody Of The Seas(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 18:00)
Monday
9 October, 2017
Star Breeze(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 20:00)
Norwegian Star(arriving at 15:00 - departing at 23:00)
Tuesday
10 October, 2017
Star Flyer(arriving at 10 Oct - departing at 10 Oct)
ms Prinsendam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Wednesday
11 October, 2017
Seven Seas Explorer(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Thursday
12 October, 2017
AIDAblu(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 12 Oct)
Thomson Spirit(departing at 22:00)
Friday
13 October, 2017
Aurora(arriving at 13 Oct - departing at 13 Oct)
Mein Schiff 2(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 21:00)
Costa Luminosa(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 14:00)
MSC Poesia(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 15:00)
Saturday
14 October, 2017
Costa Deliziosa(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 14:00)
Sunday
15 October, 2017
Viking Sun(arriving at 15 Oct - departing at 15 Oct)
Royal Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 23:00)
Monday
16 October, 2017
Crystal Esprit(arriving at 16 Oct)
Viking Star(arriving at 16 Oct - departing at 16 Oct)
Star Breeze(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Star Legend(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 19:00)
Seven Seas Explorer(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 23:00)
Tuesday
17 October, 2017
MS Serenissima(arriving at 17 Oct - departing at 17 Oct)
Oceana(arriving at 17 Oct - departing at 17 Oct)
Silver Wind(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 22:00)
Wednesday
18 October, 2017
Queen Victoria(arriving at 18 Oct - departing at 18 Oct)
Thomson Dream(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Thursday
19 October, 2017
AIDAbella(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 19 Oct)
AIDAblu(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 19 Oct)
Thomson Spirit(departing at 22:00)
Friday
20 October, 2017
Costa Luminosa(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 14:00)
MSC Poesia(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 15:00)
Saturday
21 October, 2017
Norwegian Star(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 13:00)
Costa Deliziosa(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 14:00)
Sunday
22 October, 2017
Viking Star(arriving at 22 Oct - departing at 22 Oct)
Rhapsody Of The Seas(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 19:00)
Monday
23 October, 2017
Saga Pearl II(arriving at 23 Oct - departing at 23 Oct)
Star Legend(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Norwegian Star(arriving at 15:00 - departing at 23:00)
Thursday
26 October, 2017
AIDAbella(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 26 Oct)
Thomson Spirit(departing at 23:00)
Friday
27 October, 2017
Costa Luminosa(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 14:00)
MSC Poesia(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 15:00)
Saturday
28 October, 2017
Costa Deliziosa(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 14:00)
Sunday
29 October, 2017
Rhapsody Of The Seas(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 21:00)
Tuesday
31 October, 2017
MS Serenissima(arriving at 23:00)
2017 October