MSC World Europa, the largest ship in MSCs’ fleet, made a maiden call at Port Valletta Malta on April 19th as part of the inaugural 7-night West Mediterranean itinerary.
World Europa's arrival was celebrated with a Crest Exchange between the Captain and local authorities, and the sounds of a traditional brass band. Nearly 200 guests, including Malta's Minister for Tourism and government officials, tour operators, and travel agents, were welcomed aboard.
MSC World Europa has max passenger capacity 6782 and will visit Valletta on weekly calls throughout summer 2023, winter 2023-2024, and summer 2024. The 7-night voyages visit ports in Italy, Spain and France. The ship will be a weekly visitor for at least the next 18 months.
MSC's Executive Director stated that Malta has been an integral part of the company's operations for nearly 25 years, and they plan to bring more tourists to Malta in the future.
The COO of Global Ports Holding and CEO of Valletta Cruise Port also expressed pride in welcoming MSC World Europa to their scenic Grand Harbour.
Image: Port of Valletta (Malta)
Valletta Cruise Port has positioned itself as a significant port on the cruise map through a drive for excellence and close collaboration with all key players and is actively supporting two key infrastructural projects to improve air quality and make operations more sustainable.