Since March not a single cruise ship has docked in Croatia, and due to the coronavirus pandemic the number of foreign cruise ships that docked in Croatian seaports in the first six months dropped by 88.9% year-on-year.
In the first six months of the year the number of foreign cruise ships that visited Croatia saw a 94.5% drop along with the number of days spent on the Croatian Adriatic.
The number of passengers on these ships, relative to the same period in 2019, fell by 99.1%, the Jutarnji List newspaper has reported.
The state statistics bureau on Aug. 14 released information on foreign cruise ships in the first half of the year, according to which cruise ships haven’t visited the Croatian coast for months, due to the pandemic and a ban on foreign cruise ships docking in Croatia, which has had a direct impact on lowering the number of foreign cruise ships in March and their disappearance in April, May and June 2020.
In the period from January to June a total of six foreign cruise ships, which conducted 15 trips, five of which in January, seven in February and three in March, sailed into Croatian ports.