Jadrolinija launches new Dubrovnik-Bari ferry service

   June 2, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

Starting Monday, June 3rd, a new ferry service will commence between Dubrovnik Croatia and Bari Italy.

The ferryboat will depart from Dubrovnik at 11 am, arriving in Bari at 6:30 pm, making the crossing ~7,5 hours long.

Ticket prices are set at EUR 40 for a one-way trip and EUR 70 for a roundtrip.

Jadrolinija's website highlights that this new route connects Dubrovnik, a top Croatian tourist destination, with Bari, an Italian city known for its historical landmarks, natural beauty, and numerous attractions.

The service will offer more weekly departures than ever before, promising an unforgettable travel experience with various onboard amenities.

Initially scheduled to start on April 29th, the launch was postponed. According to Jadrolinija, there will be 8 weekly departures, increasing to ten times a week in each direction during peak season from July 22nd to August 25th. The ferry will feature numerous amenities for a comfortable journey, including facilities for children, a cafe, a restaurant, and accessibility features for persons with disabilities.

The Dubrovnik-Bari route is operated by the newly acquired ferry Dalmacija - the largest in Jadrolinija's fleet, with an average speed of 17 knots/31 kph and max capacity 1800 passengers and 350 cars. Recently renovated, MS Dalmacija will enhance the quality of service on this international route.

David Sopta (Chairman of the Board of Jadrolinija) stated that acquiring the Dalmacija is the culmination of years of searching for an optimal ship to connect Croatia and Italy. The ship, originally built in Norway in 1993 and reconstructed in Finland in 2014, is expected to significantly improve passenger service quality.

The ship's design and refurbishment were carried out according to a project by OSK, a design firm known for working with leading global shipping companies.