@article{Stanivuk_MiĊAura_Stazic_Ċ tolfa_2021_2, author = {Stanivuk, Tatjana and MiĊAura, Antonija and Stazic, Ladislav and Ċ tolfa, Ivan}, title = {Determination of the Cruise Vessels Seasonal Pattern in Eastern Adriatic}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {15}, number = {4}, pages = {743-748}, year = {2021}, url = {./Article_Determination_of_the_Cruise_Vessels_Stanivuk,60,1169.html}, abstract = {The notion of a seasonal pattern of cruise ships has been used frequently, but very few authors have analysed all the features of this pattern. This article adds some new insights on this topic by analysing cruise ship activity in the three largest ports on the east coast of Adriatic Sea in 2017 and 2018. The article presents an analysis of cruise ship arrivals at the ports and compares the analysis to the established pattern in the Mediterranean, revealing the nature of the seasonal pattern for the ports analysed. In addition, two further analyses were carried out, firstly the analysis of ship size, which determines new characteristics of the seasonal pattern. The second additional analysis considered the duration of ship visit during different times of the year and determined another pattern characteristic.}, doi = {10.12716/1001.15.04.04}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Ship Operation Problems, Cruise Vessels, Eastern Adriatic, Adriatic Sea, Cruise Ship Arrivals, Seasonal Pattern, Ship Size, Duration of Ship Visit} }