Zadar is an Adriatic Sea cruise port in Croatia. By population (around 75,000) the city is ranked the country's 5th largest. Other major Croatian passenger (cruise and ferry) ports are Dubrovnik, Split, Rijeka, Sibenik.
Zadar (Iader, as Romans called it) lies sheltered by offshore isles on Croatia's central coast, 75 miles to the north of Split. Zadar was established as Roman municipality and emperor's colony. It was among the major towns of the Roman Dalmatia province. At the end of 4th century and beginning of 5th, a large episcopal complex with basilica and anexes was built on the spot of the Roman Forum. The sacristy close to the cathedral features a beautiful mosaic. The baptistery is unique hexagonal creation. The basilica itself is very impressive with its green and white columns, ancient paintings and beautiful mosaics. Saint Stephen's basilica with a series of biforas on its southern wall has preserved a 5th-century structure. The impressive rotunda of Saint Donat dominates the city and features monolithic columns. Zadar was among the main towns of Byzantine territory of Dalmatia in the early Middle Ages.
In 2018, Gazenica cruise port (Zadar) handled around 137,000 passengers. Ferries connect Zadar with Ancona (Italy), via 7 crossings weekly (travel time 6 hours). Italy-Croatia routes are operated by the company Jadrolinija, with departures from Ancona (to Zadar and Split) and from Bari (to Dubrovnik).
Zadar cruise terminal
In mid-September 2018, Global Ports Holding (GPH / world's largest independent cruise port operatorand Zadar's Port Authority company signed a 20-year concession agreement (until 2038) for operating rights of Gazenica cruise port (Zadar).
The agreement follows the March 19 (2018) Zadar Port Authority's announcement to grant concession to GPH subject to a final agreement. Under this agreement, starting in 2018, GPH manages all Gazenica cruise port operations in the period 2018-2038. The concession includes one ferry terminal (all Ro-Ro services), one cruise ship terminal (all passenger services), all passenger and vehicles services. A commercial area (sized 2400 m2 / 25,840 ft2) is also part of the deal, with leasable retail and office space.
Cruise port's infrastructure includes one large pier (total length 1170 m / 3840 ft) and max draft 13 m (43 ft).
Port Zadar 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 Zadar, 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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The Zadar 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 Zadar, Croatia.
If you lose the Zadar 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.
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Global Ports Holding Plc, the largest independent cruise port operator in the world, announced that it had signed a 20-year concession agreement...September 15, 2018
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