Omis is an Adriatic cruise port and town on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast (central Adriatic Sea) with a population of around 15,000. The port town is located approx 25 km (16 mi) southeast of Split (Croatia's second-largest city - after the capital Zagreb). Its location is where the Cetina River (length 101 km / 63 mi) flows into the sea.
The settlement was founded during the Roman Empire and previously known by the names Onaeum, Alminium, Almissum, Olmissium, Almiyssium, Almissa. During the Middle Ages (5th-15th centuries) Almissa was best-known for its corsairs (privateers) who with small-sized and fast ships attacked the sea-going merchant ships and fast retrieved into Cetina River. The tactic was good for both harassing the shipping trade and protecting the town from seaborne invasions.
Omis' current-day economy is based on fishing, farming, food processing, tourism. Among tourists, the town is best known for its Marina (small harbour serving mainly luxury yachts and pleasure boats), 8 churches (Holy Ghost, St Michael, St Rock, St Peter, St Luca, St Mary, St Stephan, St Euphemia), Franciscan monastery (18th-century), 2 castles - Mirabella (13th-century) and Starigrad (15th-century).
As a cruise port, Omis is included in the regularly-scheduled 12-day (7-day cruising) Around Croatia itinerary roundtrip from homeport Trogir.
|Date / Time||Port|
|10 Aug||Departing from Trogir|
|11 Aug||Hvar Island (Hvar)|
|11 Aug||Brac Island (Sumartin)|
|12 Aug||Korcula Island (Korcula)|
|12 Aug||Hvar Island (Hvar)|
|13 Aug||Korcula Island (Korcula)|
|14 Aug||Mljet Island (Sobra)|
|15 Aug||Brac Island (Sumartin)|
|15 Aug||Mljet Island (Sobra)|
|16 Aug||Brac Island (Sumartin)|
|17 Aug||Arriving in Trogir|
Prices range between ~USD 1800-3300 per person (double-occupancy cabin rates) depending on the season. The cruise tour is operated between April and October. Pricing is inclusive of shore excursions and 3-night hotel stays (in Split and Zagreb). The voyages are operated by the 2012-launched ship MS Princess Aloha, with max passenger capacity 38 (in 18 cabins - 16 double plus 2 triple).