According to the choice of the specialized cruise travel portal “Cruise Critic”, Dubrovnik was named the best cruise destination in the Eastern Mediterranean category for the second year in a row.Significance of the award “Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards“It is even bigger if we know that it is the choice of the users of this popular web portal and cruise travel enthusiasts who, with numerous positive comments, describe Dubrovnik as a desirable cruising destination with an extremely rich cultural and historical heritage. Behind Dubrovnik, in the mentioned category, were Kotor, Venice, Santorini and Rhodes.Specialized web portal for cruising trips “Cruise Critic” represents a key point of exchange of information and knowledge on the topic of cruising travel. It is the world’s most popular cruising portal launched in 1995 by The Independent Traveler, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor. The portal is intended for fans of this type of tourism, contains more than 350.000 reviews of cruises and hosts the world’s largest online cruising community in which passengers exchange information and share their experiences and opinions related to cruising trips.”Dubrovnik, as a globally recognizable Croatian tourist brand, from year to year manages to be the best in several different segments of wider regional competition, from cruising and nautical to congress and incentive offer. Special attention is paid to the joint action of numerous participants in the tourist offer, as well as relevant city and other services, so the recognition of Dubrovnik as the best cruising destination is a recognition to all who responsibly and diligently make the tourist image of the city. said the director of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board Romana VlašićThe status of Dubrovnik as a desirable cruise destination is further confirmed by the hosting of the fourth Festival of Tourism and Strategy to be held in November, where the main topic will be cruise tourism, ie the challenges and opportunities faced by popular cruise destinations.In the previous part of the year, there were 9,8 million arrivals and 47 million overnight stays in Croatia, which compared to the same period last year represents a growth of 6 percent in arrivals and overnight stays, while in Dubrovnik more than 650 thousand arrivals (+ 7%) and 2,2 million overnight stays (+ 5%).