Once again Dubrovnik will be a magnet for cruise ships with 491 expected to arrive this year carrying with them around 803,000 passengers. This figure is an increase of three percent over last year and a one percent decrease in the number of passengers. The main cruise ship season will start in mid-March, which is twenty years earlier than last year, and will continue all the way into the middle of December, meaning that the season will be extended a month on last year.
The Port of Dubrovnik will, for the second year running, be the home port for the Thomson Cruises and passengers for Thomson Celebration will embark and disembark in the city. Being a home port brings in extra financial benefits as well as the opportunity for passengers to spend some time in Dubrovnik hotels, so called cruise and stay.
Three new cruise ships will dock in Dubrovnik in 2016, Viking Sea, Konigsdam and Carnival Vista.