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Dubrovnik Cruise Port Information

The city of Dubrovnik is among most popular cruise destinations in the Mediterranean.

The ships owned by the most largest cruise liners (Royal Caribbean, Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Azamara Cruises, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, MSC Cruises) bring a huge number of passengers to Dubrovnik.

In 2018 there was 440 ship calls with over 740 000 passengers. This make Dubrovnik port third in the Mediterranean and tenth in the world. 

Dubrovnik is a mainstay on Eastern Mediterranean cruises, sprinkled among greatest - hits stops like Athens, Venice and Greek Isles.

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Cruise ship docked in Gruz portCruise ship docked in Gruz port

Hotels/apartments close to cruise port

If you are joining a cruise ship in Dubrovnik and need a place to stay close to the port, there is a great choice of rooms and apartments only minutes' away.

As alternative, we recommend Hotel Berkeley and Hotel Porto, both offering comfortable rooms and excellent service.

Dubrovnik airport to cruise port transfer

If you are joining a cruise in Dubrovnik and arriving by plane, we recommend pre-booking private car transfer.

It's hassle-free and you won't worry about finding a taxi or local buses to reach your cruise ship. Your driver will wait you at arrival terminal, assist you with your luggage and drive you directly to the cruise port.

We recommend Welcome Pickups for safe and reliable transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to cruise terminal.

Cruise ship's docking spots in Dubrovnik

Gruz port is where cruise terminal is situatedGruz port is where cruise terminal is situated
  1. Gruz ferry/cruise portGruz port is located about 3 km northwest from the Old Town. Even the biggest cruise ships can dock at this port and it's able to accommodate a few of them at the same time. 

  2. Ancoring in front of Old Town: If your ship anchor in front of the Old Town (next to the island of Lokrum) a tender boat will take you to the Old harbour – just a few steps away from most Dubrovnik sights. This is the most favorable option since you don't have to worry about your transfer to the Old Town.

  3. Ancoring in front of cruise port: If you are visiting Dubrovnik on a busy day (usually during summer months) your ship may anchor in front of new port. In this case tender boat will take you to the port (5 minutes ride).

Considering the number of cruise ships that can visit this port in the Adriatic at the same time (on some days even 10) for some cruise ships anchoring and tendering will be inevitable. 

Getting to the Old Town from cruise port

Many cruise companies provide free shuttles from Gruz port to the Old Town. It's 15-minute ride. You will be dropped off right at Pile Gate, the western entrance to the Old Town.

When you go outside cruise port area you will find a taxi stand from where you can take a taxi to the Old Town. The ride to Pile Gate will cost you €10.00.

You can take city buses from the stop on main bus station (buses no. 1, 1A, 1B, 3). Tickets can be bought from the nearby kiosk or from the bus driver.

What to do while in Dubrovnik?

  • Be sure to take a walk along the City walls when in Dubrovnik. You will enjoy amazing view of the Old Town from above and have a change to take great photos. 

  • If you take Cable car, in only 3 minutes you will find yourself on the top of Mount Srdj above Dubrovnik. From there you will have spectacular views over Dubrovnik and nearby islands. The cable car embarkation station is only few minutes from the Old Town. 

  • To see City walls from the sea take an organized sea-kayaking tour which departs near Pile Gate.

  • While in Dubrovnik you can take a range of organised city tours as well as tours to surrounding area (Elaphite islands, Konavle, Peljesac region).

  • While in Dubrovnik taste some of delicious local meals prepared in one of the numerous taverns and restaurants situated all around the city. Food is mostly based on fresh fish and shellfish from the Adriatic and greenery from the surrounding area of Dubrovnik (Konavle, Zupa Dubrovacka and Dubrovacko Primorje).

  • Be sure to buy some of local products (sweet delicacies, wines, olive oil, lavander, herb liqueurs, paintings) which will remind you of your visit to Dubrovnik.

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