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Valletta Cruise Port Celebrates Record 900,000 Cruise Passenger Movements

By ,   December 13, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

Valletta Cruise Port, the operator of the passenger terminals and Valletta Waterfront as well as a subsidiary of Global Ports Holding, welcomed a record 900,000 passenger movements.

The lucky recipient, who arrived in Valletta, Malta aboard MSC Grandiosa, was the designated 900,000th guest and given the chance to return to the country in the near future with a 2-day break inclusive of flights for 2 persons, courtesy of Malta Tourism Authority.

Valletta Cruise Port is anticipating closing 2019 with record cruise passenger movements (around 906,000) aboard 373 visits. Valletta has become one of the top 14 ports of call in the Mediterranean. Also on the increase are homeporting calls and now comprise about 31% of its operations this year as compared to 22% in 2018.

Port of Valletta (Malta)

Next year will also be an important one for Valletta Cruise Port. In November 2020, works will be starting on Quays Pinto 4-5. With this development, the port is looking at a more secure and attractive operation, with no need for the spacer barges currently in use on the quays.

Valletta Cruise Port is in the process of implementing an ERMS (Environmental Risk Management System). The conservation and environmental policy are in compliance with ISO 14001:2015, the baseline requirement for almost all international and national “green port” accreditations.

Additionally, Valletta Cruise Port will be enhancing the Valletta Waterfront destination via the embellishment of the waterfront, investing more than EUR 2 million to install new outside canopies and adding other aesthetic touches..