Yesterday, after 4 months, Vukovar sailed the first river cruiser with 90 passengers.
It is a ship MS Select Belvedere, which travels from the German Engelhartszell to Bulgaria and landed only in Vukovar, upon return to Passau, also in Germany.
In the next 15 days, as they point out from the city of Vukovar, 5 ships are planned to enter the Vukovar river port, which will depend on the epidemiological situation in the area, ie anti-epidemic measures prescribed by the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia and the authorities of other Danube countries.
By the way, the first cruiser this season, the ship Ariana, landed in Vukovar on March 10, which started the cruising season for 2020, in which 346 ships were announced to dock, with a great possibility of increasing that number, but due to the coronavirus epidemic, all further entries were canceled and continue to this day on a smaller scale.
Last year, 2019 was a record year, and it had 351 cruisers that brought 49.144 passengers to Vukovar, which was an increase of 50% compared to 2018.
Guests from the cruise ship in Vukovar mostly visit the exhibition of the Vukovar City Museum, the Museum of Vučedol Culture, the baroque core of the city, and some tour operators offer a program to get acquainted with the war history of Vukovar or in their itinerary a tour of the Franciscan Church and Monastery. Filip i Jakov and the newly opened Franciscan Museum.
Photo: City of Vukovar / Vukovar Tourist Board