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Advice on Avoiding Cruise Crowd In Dubrovnik

This is the schedule for cruises landing on the days we will be in Dubrovnik. Seems like ships will land each day but it doesn't say how many passengers each is bringing. Based on this info which day is likely to be the busiest and least busiest in the city so we can plan an excursion out of the area.?

Thanks in advance.

Dubrovnik 13-Jun-2019 AIDAblu AIDA Cruises 07:30-16:00
Dubrovnik 13-Jun-2019 MSC Sinfonia MSC Cruises 14:00-21:00
Dubrovnik 13-Jun-2019 Marella Celebration Marella Cruises 05:00-20:00
Dubrovnik 13-Jun-2019 Seven Seas Voyager Regent Seven Seas 07:00-16:00
Dubrovnik 14-Jun-2019 Azamara Pursuit Azamara 08:00-22:00
Dubrovnik 14-Jun-2019 MSC Musica MSC Cruises 09:00-15:00
Dubrovnik 15-Jun-2019 Costa Deliziosa Costa Cruises 06:00-13:00
Dubrovnik 15-Jun-2019 Crystal Esprit Crystal Cruises 08:00 - 24:00
Dubrovnik 15-Jun-2019 Norwegian Star NCL 07:30-13:30
Dubrovnik 15-Jun-2019 Viking Star Viking Ocean Cruises

Posted by
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Don't know anything about these ships, but at a glance, you have 4 ships on 13 June, 2 ships on 14 June, and 4 ships on 15 June (yikes).

14 June looks like the least bad day to be in the city. Personally, I'd get outta dodge (at least for the mid-day, when crowds are at their worst) on both the 13th and the 15th. Check to see if Kotor doesn't have a bunch of ships in port on one of those days, and do a day trip there to escape the crowds?

FWIW, one day in the Dubrovnik was enough for me. Get up and be out early (very early), go hide somewhere (maybe go up the hill to the overlook up high) mid-day, and be out late in the day.

Posted by
4882 posts

I would google each boat and see how many passengers they take and do the maths assuming they are all full. I am sure in previous years I have seen a cruise ship schedule that denotes how many passengers will be arriving, but maybe it’s too early in the year for that to be published.

It’s too many boats for such a small place and it’s being ruined.