Prema Cruise Critic, the world’s largest online cruise review portal and cruise planning portal (TripAdvisor’s cruise page), Dubrovnik has just been named the best destination for cruises in the Eastern Mediterranean in the second ever organized competition Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards.”Choosing a cruise plan is not easy, especially because of the growing number of beautiful destinations available for cruises. Analyzing first-hand the feedback of travelers of world destinations on cruises, it allows us to discover which destinations are the most popular, which is a real proof of their attractiveness. By sharing this information, we hope to inspire and guide travelers to an easier choice of cruise plan, with which they too will be delighted.. ” pointed out Adam Coulter, UK editor of Cruise Critic.During 2017, 577 touches and about 760 thousand cruise passengers are expected in Dubrovnik. That’s 11 percent less touching and about 9 percent fewer passengers compared to last year. The daily number of visitors from the cruise is limited to 8 thousand. At the beginning of the year, counters were set up at five entrances to the historic core in Dubrovnik to comply with UNESCO guidelines, according to which it should not have more than eight thousand visitors at a time, and 116 cameras were installed in 37 places.The Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, expresses the need to ensure the most appropriate allocation of ship arrivals in the 2018 season through joint efforts and coordination of state and local levels of government, in order to achieve the highest quality of the overall tourist offer that brought Dubrovnik more prestigious the title of the best destination on the Adriatic. ”“The current situation is unsustainable in the true sense of the word, and the pressure on the historic core during peak traffic loads, especially at the end of the week, when over 7.000 people enter the city during the few hours in the morning, does not bring anything good in terms of preservation of monumental heritage. and by no means in the quality of the visitor experience. The long-term goal of the City of Dubrovnik is to ensure that at one time there are no more than 4.000 guests from cruise ships inside the walls. We believe that this is the optimal number that ensures a quality life for the citizens of Dubrovnik, and our guests the best possible experience of traveling and enjoying the beauty and all the offer of Dubrovnik. I am convinced that this goal can be achieved by better planning and dispersion of ship arrival dates, which requires joint action.. ”Franković points out.