Ms. Barbara Rogers from Los Angeles arrived in Dubrovnik this Wednesday as the millionth passenger of the Port of Dubrovnik! She arrived with the Krilo Star in Gruž and was warmly welcomed with gifts and bouquet of flowers by the director Blaž Pezo.
‘I am very happy to be in Dubrovnik and am pleasantly surprised by this warm welcome. I am staying in Dubrovnik by the end of the week until my return to Los Angeles. On my way to Croatia I have visited Zagreb, Rovinj, Split and Hvar so far, and this is my first visit to Dubrovnik, but I will certainly return to your beautiful city again’, said Ms. Rogers.
Director of the Port of Dubrovnik Blaž Pezo said that this year a millionth passenger arrived two days earlier than last year.
‘We are expecting an increase of about 3 percent, annually, and we are approaching the number of 1 400 000 passengers in 2017’, said Mr. Pezo.
By the end of the year, compared to 2016, passenger traffic is expected to increase more than 10 percent in the area of fast-freight lines and coastal cruise trips, while the traffic of cruise ships is expected to fall by 10 percent. Up until today, 319 cruisers arrived in Dubrovnik, and by the end of the year, 124 boats are expected to arrive, which is a total of 443 vessels.