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Omis is an Adriatic cruise port and town on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast (central Adriatic Sea) with population 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 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 cruise port, Omis in 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 season. The cruisetour 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).