Arriving in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Jun 05, 2018 - Sea Cloud

The Sea Cloud has been sailing overnight from Albania to Croatia, in thick, humid air. We woke up to the massively fortified city of Dubrovnik in front of us. Built by the Venetians to control the Adriatic Sea, the beauty of Dubrovnik earned it a spot as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. Massively damaged during the Yugoslav wars, it was largely restored by the end of the 1990s. After experiencing the surprising sites of relatively unknown Albania, it was time to go explore “The Pearl of Adriatic,” as Dubrovnik is called. We can barely wait and we’re already on line to tender ashore.

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Massimo Bassano

National Geographic Photographer

Massimo Bassano has worked as a freelance photojournalist since 1990. His work appears in National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic online edition, as well as many publications throughout Europe. Massimo's photographic subjects know no bounds—his recent assignments have covered social issues, international travel, fitness and health, fashion, and portraiture. In 2004, he was awarded a Ph.D. in journalism from the Italian Association of Journalism.

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