Over the first 9 months of 2019, foreign cruise vessels accounted for a total of 567 journeys in Croatia's Adriatic Sea, which is 2.3% more than at the same time last year, bringing around 885,000 passengers (6.1% more), according to the national statistical office.
During the said period, a total of 62 cruise ships docked in ports of the country, 2 less than in the first 9 months of 2018. Their guests stayed in Croatia for 1,137 days.
The cruise ships came from 10 countries. The highest number of voyages was realized by ships under the flag of Malta (164), bringing a total of 215,800 passengers.
Cruise ships sailing under the flag of The Bahamas accounted for 102 sailings and 130,800 passengers, while those under the Panama flag - for 94 voyages and 224,300 travelers, and those from Italy - for a total of 71 journeys and 175,400 cruise passengers.
The largest number of voyages by foreign cruise ships was registered in June and September 2019 (101 each). The highest annual increase was in April 2019 (by 48.5% to 49 sailings).