Valletta Cruise Port (Malta Island) is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Stephen Xuereb (COO of Global Ports Holding plc & CEO of Valletta Cruise Port plc) said the early days had allowed them "to return a formerly neglected historical site to its majestic state, such as Grand Master Pinto himself intended back in 1752."
"We have gradually increased our passenger movements from 260,000 to over 900,000 in 2019, and we are now strategically placed as one of the top Mediterranean ports-of-call, and a flourishing homeport. Valletta Cruise Port has carved a name for itself in the industry, and this is thanks to the support and commitment of all stakeholders.”
As part of the celebrations, Valletta Cruise Port held a special party within the historic Magazino Hall with a variety of stakeholders in attendance.
During the event, 19 staff members who had provided 10, 15 and 20 years of service to the company received gifts in appreciation for their loyalty.
Guests were treated to Davide Degano's photography exhibition, showcasing photos of the Valletta Cruise Project, in what was previously the engine room of the first Maltese Power House, opened exclusively for the evening. The photos were a prelude to an upcoming publication showcasing Port’s milestones/achievements through photography/anecdotes.
Attendees received an individually signed print of a commissioned painting of Valletta Waterfront by local artist Jacqueline Agius.
The award-winning Valletta Waterfront destination is a key Maltese destination that remains true to the original mission statement of Valletta Cruise Port, that of “being a prime leisure and entertainment destination by portraying an image of excellence throughout every aspect of the project”.