Kotor – According to the current announcements and contracted arrivals of super luxurious cruisers in the next two years, Kotor and Boka could be positioned as the most exclusive destination in the Mediterranean – that was a note from director of Kotor Harbor Ljubo Radjenovic. This season the harbor has about 200 planed arrivals of traveling ships, which is for 1.3 more than last year.
So far 38 ships visited the ancient town with almost 12.000 passengers, as well as 104 luxurious yachts with about 500 passengers.
Radovic implies that especially important for this season is the fact that three renown travel companies has listed Kotor as a destination on its cruising travels.
– It is one of the most famous travel companies “Mediterranean shipping company” from Naples, with three super luxurious boats “Armony”, “Orchestra”, and “Opera”.
Second Italian company is “Costa Cruciere” which earlier came here, however in the last two years Kotor was not on their schedule of cruising over the Mediterranean.
Third company is the famous American company “Princess” – said Radovic.
According to his words, the representatives of those companies are announcing the increase of arrivals of their ships in the next two years.
– Exactly this season in which we are marking the increase of arrival of bigger travel ships and yachts can be an example of how in the future with a strengthen and modernized management we could function in the best possible way between marine segment and cruisers – thinks Radovic.
He indicated the significance of marine segment of business, reminding that Kotor Harbor and its major owner Municipality have signed a contract about the strategic partnership with the firm PM Securities, the ownership of the Canadian billionaire Peter Munk.
– With the termination of the negotiations and forming of the joint company, which would manage one part of Kotor marina, we would promote the management because through joint enterprise and investments we would raise our services to a higher level. With that we would practically make a natural selection in reception of mega yachts and the most exclusive vessels from highest category – thinks Radovic.
According to his words for the development of that business we need to modernize and construct the harbor terminal, to extend the shore with pylons, and we are thinking about possibility to deepen the see bottom along the entire bay.
Radovic points out that it would be very important for both Kotor and the harbor to introduce winter stay of the ships in the period from November to April, when they have no activities on the sea.
– That means that the ships, which cruise over the Adriatic and the Mediterranean, Kotor, could be a mother harbor, that is that their last is connected to our town. That is especially interesting because this aquatorium is a natural marina – says Radovic.
He implies a specific and great advantage, which Kotor has compared to all other town – binding place which is located immediately across the doors of the Old town, that is in the immediate vicinity of the center of the town.