Strategically located midway between North Africa and Sicily, Malta Island is in every sense the Mediterranean crossroads - a small siale with an epic history in which siege and invasion have seen influences of Phoenicians, Romans, Greeks, Normans, Arabs, Britain and Crusaders - all leave an enduring mark upon the cultural heritage of Malta. Since 1974, the country has been a Commonwealth member and small independent nation.
The medieval capital La Valletta was founded under the order of Grand Master of Knights of Saint John, named Jean de la Valette. Lots of the medieval structures of the city remain, including the Palace of Grand Masters, with its state apartments. Another of the seven palaces built by the Knights shelters the National Museum of Archaeology, which displays prehistoric items discovered on the isle. Also of interest is Saint John's Co-Cathedral, featuring separate chapels dedicated to different orders of the Knights. Malta's National Museum of Fine Arts is housed in 19th century palace and displays furniture, paintings and various items from medieval times. The town with its Grand Harbour is treasure-chest of baroque architecture, with narrow streets and colourful shops.
The other Malta cruise port is Mġarr Harbour (on Gozo Island).
- The year 2016 (according to NSO / National Statistics Office's statistical data) was a record year for passengers visiting Malta. NSO reported a total of 682,222 cruise passengers (embarking passengers are excluded), which was a 2% increase over 2015.
- In 2016, Gozo Island received 19 cruise ship calls and around 7,000 passengers.
- Valletta Cruise Port in 2016 was visited by 42 different companies and 81 different cruise vessels.
- With P&O Oceana in the Mediterranean during 2017 season, the port had scheduled 27 calls and over 100,000 passengers via P&O's fly-cruise deals (from UK to Malta). The port also had another 5 calls with additional 10,000 passengers (visiting Valletta as port of call).
Highlights: City, Cathedrals, Mdina
The Valletta cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Valletta, Malta.
If you lose the Valletta location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Valletta cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Valletta, Malta. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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22 March, 2017
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27 March, 2017
29 March, 2017
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