Rijeka is Croatia's principal (largest) seaport. By population (around 130,000, metro over 245,000) the city is ranked the country's 3rd-largest - following the capital Zagreb and Split. The port is located on Kvarner Bay. Other major Croatian passenger (cruise and ferry) ports are Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Sibenik.
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 Rijeka is Croatia's largest seaport in terms of cargo shipping traffic. Statistics for 2015 show nearly 11 million tons of cargo handled, mostly refined petroleum products and crude oil, general and bulk cargoes and TEU containers. The 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 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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9 September, 2017
20 September, 2017
25 September, 2017