Croatia cancels capacity restrictions for cruise ship calls

   March 6, 2021 ,   Accidents

On February 26, 2021, CoR (Croatia's Civil Protection) reached a decision allowing cruise ship calls in Croatian ports without previous capacity restrictions, effective March 1, 2021.

The Adriatic Sea port Dubrovnik is one of Europe's historically most prominent and popular vacation travel destinations. The city has population ~43,000 (metro 66,000+). Other large Croatian passenger ports (cruise and ferry) are SplitZadarRijekaSibenik.

Dubrovnik (Croatia) cruise port

Dubrovnik's Port Cruz handles ~600 cruise ship calls and ~900,000 passengers annually. These numbers rank is as the Mediterranean's 10th largest cruise port (following Barcelona, Civitavecchia-RomeVeniceMarseilleNaplesAthens-PiraeusGenoa, Savona).

Port Cruz is among the cruising industry's most regularly visited and unique destinations in Europe. Today, the city is at risk of being destroyed by an overwhelming number of tourists.