Valletta (Malta)

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Valletta cruise port

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Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
2021-09-25 03:07

min: 77 °F (25 °C) / max: 80 °F (27 °C) 78°F
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Min / Max Temperature80 °F / 27 °C
77 °F / 25 °C
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Valletta is the principal seaport and capital city of Malta (island country in the central Mediterranean Sea, southern Europe). Malta Island is located midway between North Africa and Sicily Island (Italy). Since 1974, Malta is a British Commonwealth nation. The other Malta cruise port is Mgarr Harbour (on Gozo Island).

Port Valletta (Malta) cruise port

The cruise port is located within the Grand Harbour, which is a natural deep-water harbor waterway. The Valletta Cruise Port is a subsidiary company of Global Ports Holding. Valletta Malta is also the flag-state (port of registry) for many cruise liners and also riverboats.

A fast-ferry service Mgarr/Gozo-Valletta is provided by two companies - Gozo Fast Ferry, and Virtu Ferries. Both operators offer 45-min crossings via high-speed catamaran ferries with max passenger capacity 300. The Gozo-Valletta distance is approx 43 km (27 mi).

La Valletta City was founded by the 49th Grand Master of Knights of St John - Jean Parisot de Valette (1495-1568). Most of the town's medieval structures still remain.

In 2015, Port Valletta handled 668,277 cruise passengers (29% increase over 2014). The cruise port in 2016 reported a record year with a total of 682,222 cruisers (embarking passengers were excluded), or 2% increase over 2015. During 2016, the port was booked by 42 different cruise shipping operators and 81 different vessels. In 2016, Gozo Island received 19 cruise ship calls and around 7,000 passengers.

In 2017, Port Valletta handled 330 cruiseship calls and 700,000+ tourists. With P&O UK's ship 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 (fares inclusive of flights from UK to Malta and back). The port also had another 5 calls with additional 10,000 passengers (visiting Valletta as port of call).

In 2017, Valletta welcomed its 700,000 cruiser. He arrived on MSC Meraviglia and received a free 3-day Malta vacation package for 2. The package (courtesy of Malta Tourism Authority) was inclusive of flights and a 2-night luxury hotel (provided by The Saint John Hotel). By the end of 2017, the cruise port reported a record year with handled 340 ship calls and around 780,000 passengers. For season 2017, here were homeported liners from the fleets of P&O UK and TUI. In 2017, Malta's inbound tourism results totalled nearly 2,3 million (15,7% increase over 2016). Total overnights in Malta increased by 10,3%. The tourism industry contributed EUR 1,9 billion to country's economy. As demographics, most cruise ship tourists are from North America (USA and Canada).

For 2018, Valletta City was designated "European Capital of Culture". In 2018, Port Valletta handled nearly 800,000 cruise tourists. Season's highlights included Seabourn Ovation's christening ceremony (held here on May 11).

In 2019 (a record year) were handled 906,000+ cruise passenger via 373 ship calls. Season 2019 included roundtrip departures by P&O UK and TUI liners, representing ~31% homeportng operations.

Valletta cruise terminal

Valletta Cruise Port is managed by Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH) - currently ranked world's largest cruise port terminal operator with lease agreements in the regions of Europe-Mediterranean, Caribbean, Asia-Pacific.

Cruise ships dock at Valletta Waterfront pier in Valletta Harbour. Currently, the cruise port offers 7 ship berths, of which 4 are within 15-min walk from city center. In 2020 will be inaugurated an extended quay with capacity to handle larger vessels.

Port Valletta (Malta) cruise ship terminal

Ther terminal features 250-year-old warehouses from the baroque era. This is the city's historical Quay Wall where merchant vessels used to dock and unload their cargo.

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.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
1 September, 2021
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seashore08:0017:00
2 September, 2021
Thursday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Venus
4 September, 2021
Saturday
Seabourn Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Encore18:0018:00
5 September, 2021
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Star
8 September, 2021
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seashore08:0017:00
9 September, 2021
Thursday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Sea
9 September, 2021
Thursday
Saga Cruises Cruises cruise lineSpirit of Discovery08:0017:00
12 September, 2021
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Venus
15 September, 2021
Wednesday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Star
15 September, 2021
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seashore08:0017:00
19 September, 2021
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Sea
22 September, 2021
Wednesday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Venus
22 September, 2021
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seashore08:0017:00
25 September, 2021
Saturday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Star
25 September, 2021
Saturday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineSea Cloud
26 September, 2021
Sunday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineSea Cloud
29 September, 2021
Wednesday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Sea
29 September, 2021
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seashore08:0017:00
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