When you are arriving to Dubrovnik by a cruise ship you have to be aware that your cruise ship can dock at new Dubrovnik's port Gruž, anchor in front of port Gruž or anchor in front of Dubrovnik's Old Town. For your information new port Gruž and Old Town are located at the opposite sides of Dubrovnik. The exact location of your ship while in Dubrovnik can be checked at Dubrovnik Port Authority web site.
ANCHORING IN FRONT OF DUBROVNIK OLD TOWN
Tender boat will take you to the Old harbor Porat which is just a few meters away from Old Town center and main street Stradun. An arrival and departure of cruise ship from this anchorage offers passengers magnificent view to Old Town City Walls from the Sea.
ANCHORING OR DOCKING AT GRUŽ PORT
If your cruise ship docks or anchors at Gruž port you are approximately 3 km away from the Old Town.
First, you can check with your cruise line whether you have organized tours to /from the Old Town.
In front of the ships you can take a taxi to Old town. The one way drive from port Gruž to the Old town is approximately 12 Euro.
If you decide to go to the Old Town by public bus line you can take buses number 1A, No.1B, and No.3 which will take you to Pile gate right in front of the Old Town. A local bus station is located on the main street in front of the cruise terminal. The bus ride takes about 10-15 minutes depending on traffic. If you decide to go to cable car take bus No.8 which will take you in front of cable car station in Petra Krešimira Street. More information on public bus transportation in Dubrovnik is available here.
Please be aware that local currency in Croatia is Kuna and Euro is not accepted as the way of payment.
Inside Dubrovnik cruise terminal you can find: information office, newsstand & souvenir shop, luggage deposit, car parking, shuttle service.
A big supermarket is located just outside the cruise terminal. The nearest money exchange office and ATM machine is located at bus station (few steps away from cruise terminal)