This is important news for anyone planning to take the Jadrolinija coastal ferry this winter. The company has just announced that this route, which goes from Rijeka to Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik and on to Bari has been suspended through February. Although the company has characterized the suspension as “temporary”, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that the line will not start again until June. Remember that the Jadrolinija company is state-owned and Croatia is mired in an economic crisis. Since the opening of the Rijeka-Split highway, the coastal ferry line has seen a steep drop in passengers. Most likely, the government simply cannot afford to subsidize this line when passengers are so scarce.
As I’ve previously posted, there was once a ferry linking Dubrovnik to Greece and–fingers crossed-there will be one again. Soon. At least that’s what the Dubrovnik Tourist Board has just reported. Greek ferry operator, Minoan Lines, “will introduce a fast ferry route soon between Patras – Igoumenitsa – Crete – Dubrovnik – Venice”. Apparently, Minoan Lines already runs ferries linking Venice and Greece so a small detour to Dubrovnik is easy to implement. When will this delightful event occur? Soon. Stay tuned. See more about Ferries to Dubrovnik. … Continue reading →
A ferry from Venice to Dubrovnik and on to Greece has been on this Mediterranean traveller’s wish list for a long time. There once was a ferry from Venice to Split (it ended several years ago), and before the War (early 1990s) I believe there was a ferry from Dubrovnik to Corfu or Igoumenitsou in Greece. But for too long the only Italy ferries to Croatia were from Venice or Trieste to Istria, Bari to Dubrovnik, Ancona to Split, Ancona to Zadar and sporadically scheduled summer ferries from a few other Italian ports. Now it seems as though Mediterranean tourism … Continue reading →