In the period from January to June 2016, there were 288 cruises of foreign ships in the Republic of Croatia, which is 2 percent more than in the same period last year, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).There were a total of 371.656 passengers on board, which is 20,5 thousand more than last year at the same time, and on average they stayed 2 days. Also, the total number of days of stay is 689 days and is higher by 12,2 percent. Compared to the same period in 2015, the number of trips increased by 1,8%, and the number of passengers who entered the Republic of Croatia in this way increased by 5,9%. The total number of days the ship spent in the same period increased by 12,2 percent.In the structure of cruises of foreign ships, most foreign ships on cruises recorded the first entry into the territorial sea of the Republic of Croatia in Dubrovnik-Neretva (63,2%) and Split-Dalmatia County (21,5%), which is a total of 84,7% . The other 15,3% of foreign cruise ships recorded their first entry into the territorial sea of the Republic of Croatia in the other five counties: Zadar (6,3%), Istria (5,6%), Šibenik-Knin (2,4%), Primorje-Gorski Kotar (0,7%) and Lika-Senj (0,3%).Read the full CBS report here
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