In June 2021, the first foreign vessels on cruise of this year arrived into Croatian seaports
In the period from January to June 2021, there were six foreign vessels on cruise that arrived in Croatian seaports, which realised 15 journeys. There were 8 203 passengers on board who stayed for 43 days in Croatia.
The highest number of cruises and passengers was realised by vessels under the flag of Panama, nine cruises with the total of 7 587 passengers.
Out of the total of 15 journeys of foreign vessels on cruise, 11 were realised in the County of Dubrovnik-Neretva and the remaining four in the County of Split-Dalmatia.
The most visited seaport was the seaport of Dubrovnik
The majority of visits of foreign vessels on cruise were realised in the seaport of Dubrovnik (12 visits), followed by the seaports of Split (eight visits) and Korčula (seven visits).
Increase in the number of passengers on foreign vessels on cruise
In the period from January to June 2021, the number of journeys of foreign vessels on cruise remained the same, while the total number of sojourns decreased by 8.5%, as compared to the same period of 2020. The number of passengers on board in the first six months of 2021 increased by 119.5% compared to the same period in 2020, when, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, stricter epidemiological measures were introduced that limited the number of passengers on those vessels.
Compared to the first six months of 2019, the number of journeys of foreign vessels on cruise decreased by 94.5%, the total number of sojourns by 92.2% and the number of passengers on these vessels by 98.0%.In the period from January to July 2021, eleven foreign vessels on cruise arrived in Croatian seaports, which realised 49 journeys. There were 35 thousand passengers on board who stayed for 135 days in Croatia.
1 FOREIGN VESSELS ON CRUISE
2 FOREIGN VESSELS ON CRUISE, SOJOURNS AND PASSENGERS, BY FLAG OF VESSEL, JANUARY – JULY 2021
3 FOREIGN VESSELS ON CRUISE, SOJOURNS AND PASSENGERS, BY MONTHS, 2019, 2020 AND 2021
The purpose of the statistical survey
The statistical survey is aimed at monitoring the entries of foreign vessels on cruise in the internal sea waters of the Republic of Croatia, the number of passengers aboard and the days in which a ship stays in the internal sea waters of the Republic of Croatia. The results of this survey provide indicators used in the analysis of tourism in the Republic of Croatia.
The survey is carried out on the basis of the Official Statistics Act (NN, No. 25/20).
Sources and methods of data collection
The data source for the statistical survey on cruises of foreign vessels in the Republic of Croatia is the Croatian Integrated Maritime Information System (CIMIS). The Croatian Bureau of Statistics takes over a part of the database from the Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, after which it performs further processing.
Among other data, ships submit information on the ship, journey and passengers to this system through authorised maritime agents and shippers. The accuracy and completeness of the data in the official proceedings of registration is verified by the harbour master’s offices.
Coverage and comparability
Observation unit for this survey is a foreign vessel on a tourist cruise that enters the internal sea waters of the Republic of Croatia.
Data on foreign vessels on cruise cover only seaports of the first entry of a foreign vessel into the internal sea waters of the Republic of Croatia (table 1, table 2 and table 3).
Foreign vessel on cruise means a passenger ship intended rather to provide passengers with a pleasure of a journey and facilities for entertainment aboard (luxurious atmosphere, adventures, education, culture, entertainment, sports activities, wellness or recreation) than the transport of persons from one seaport to another. It is equipped for a multi-day stay of passengers aboard and must provide food, drinks and accommodation services. On its journey, a foreign vessel on cruise stops in seaports of several interesting destinations.
A journey is an entry of a foreign vessel on cruise into the first seaport of the internal sea waters of the Republic of Croatia.
Passengers on board are any persons who arrived by ship irrespective of age, providing that he/she is not a crew member.
Sojourns represent a total number of days a ship spends in the internal sea waters of the Republic of Croatia.
Flag of vessel represents the country in which a ship is registered, that is, entered into the ship registry and is bound by its laws.
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