Rijeka is the principal seaport and the 3rd-largest city in Croatia (following Zagreb and Split). It lies on Kvarner Bay, an inlet of Adriatic Sea and has a population of 128,620 inhabitants (2011 census). The metropolitan area, including adjacent towns and municipalities, features a population of over 240,000. The city area of Rijeka is 44 km2 (17 ml2).
Historically, due to its strategic position and excellent deep-water port, Rijeka was ferociously contested, especially among Croatia, Italy and Hungary (serving as Kingdom of Hungary's biggest and most important port), changing hands many times over centuries. The overwhelming majority of citizens (83%) are presently Croats (according to 2011 census data), along with a number of Italians, Serbs and Bosniaks.
Rijeka is the major city of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. Its economy is largely dependent on shipbuilding (shipyards "Viktor Lenac Shipyard" and "3. Maj") and maritime transport. The city of Rijeka hosts Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl.Zajc, first constructed in 1765, and the University of Rijeka, established in 1973 but with roots that date back to School of Theology (1632).
Port of Rijeka is the largest in Croatia, with cargo throughput of 10.9 million tonnes in 2015, mostly refined petroleum products and crude oil, general and bulk cargo, and 200,100 Twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). Rijeka port is managed by Port of Rijeka Authority. The first record of port in Rijeka dates back to 1281. In 1719, Port of Rijeka was granted the charter as free port. Ferry connections exist between Rijeka and surrounding cities and islands, but there are no direct international passenger ship connections. Coastal lines to Split and Dubrovnik operate twice a week and provide international connections.
In 2016, the city Rijeka was selected as European Capital of Culture for 2020, along with Galway, Ireland.
The Rijeka 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 Rijeka, Croatia.
If you lose the Rijeka 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 Rijeka 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 Rijeka, Croatia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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