Valletta (Malta)

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Valletta cruise port

Region
Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
2024-05-26 14:55

min: 67 °F (19 °C) / max: 71 °F (22 °C) 71°F
21.4°C
Wind: 310°/ 3.4 m/s  Gust: 4.2 m/sWind: 310°/ 3.4 m/s  Gust: 4.2 m/sGentle breeze
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Min / Max Temperature71 °F / 22 °C
67 °F / 20 °C
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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 May, 2024
Wednesday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Explorer
1 May, 2024
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC World Europa08:0017:00
1 May, 2024
Wednesday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Explorer09:0018:00
2 May, 2024
Thursday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzura
2 May, 2024
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Oosterdam08:0017:00
3 May, 2024
Friday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Discovery10:0018:00
4 May, 2024
Saturday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Grandeur07:0017:00
4 May, 2024
Saturday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Explorer 209:0018:00
5 May, 2024
Sunday
Star Clippers Cruises cruise lineStar Clipper
5 May, 2024
Sunday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Discovery 207:0016:00
5 May, 2024
Sunday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Epic13:0022:00
6 May, 2024
Monday
Crystal Cruises Cruises cruise lineCrystal Symphony09:0017:00
6 May, 2024
Monday
Virgin Voyages Cruises cruise lineResilient Lady10:0020:00
8 May, 2024
Wednesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineSea Cloud
8 May, 2024
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC World Europa08:0017:00
9 May, 2024
Thursday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineSea Cloud
9 May, 2024
Thursday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzura
9 May, 2024
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Oosterdam08:0017:00
10 May, 2024
Friday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Viva08:0018:00
11 May, 2024
Saturday
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineCMV Vasco da Gama-Nicko09:0019:00
12 May, 2024
Sunday
SeaDream Yacht Club Cruises cruise lineSeaDream II
12 May, 2024
Sunday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Escape07:0015:00
12 May, 2024
Sunday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Spirit08:0023:00
13 May, 2024
Monday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 608:0019:00
14 May, 2024
Tuesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineSea Cloud
15 May, 2024
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC World Europa08:0017:00
15 May, 2024
Wednesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Epic13:0022:00
16 May, 2024
Thursday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzura
17 May, 2024
Friday
Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Cruises cruise lineRitz-Carlton Evrima07:0019:00
18 May, 2024
Saturday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Eclipse
18 May, 2024
Saturday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Vista08:0018:00
18 May, 2024
Saturday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Explorer 209:0018:00
19 May, 2024
Sunday
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineCMV Vasco da Gama-Nicko07:0019:00
19 May, 2024
Sunday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Spirit08:0018:00
20 May, 2024
Monday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAblu08:0020:00
21 May, 2024
Tuesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineVoyager Of The Seas08:0018:00
22 May, 2024
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC World Europa08:0017:00
23 May, 2024
Thursday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzura
23 May, 2024
Thursday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Marina09:0020:00
24 May, 2024
Friday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Vista07:0015:00
25 May, 2024
Saturday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Epic13:0022:00
27 May, 2024
Monday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Equinox08:0018:00
29 May, 2024
Wednesday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Voyager06:0018:00
29 May, 2024
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC World Europa08:0017:00
30 May, 2024
Thursday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzura
30 May, 2024
Thursday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Insignia08:0018:00
30 May, 2024
Thursday
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineCMV Vasco da Gama-Nicko09:0020:00
31 May, 2024
Friday
Windstar Cruises Cruises cruise lineWind Surf08:0023:00

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).

The cruise port is located within the Grand Harbour (port locode MTMLA), which is a natural deepwater harbor waterway.

The Valletta Cruise Port is a subsidiary company of Global Ports Holding. In December 2023, Valletta Cruise Port officially started to provide shore-side power supply to berthed vessels. The first ship (Viking Saturn) connected to Boiler Wharf's shore-power system on December 1st. By this project (budgeted EUR 50 million), the Port now provides electricity (from the city's power grid) at the Grand Harbour's five cruise quays.

Valletta Malta is also the port of registry/flag state for many cruise vessels including 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 passengers via 373 ship calls. Season 2019 included roundtrip departures by P&O UK and TUI liners, representing ~31% homeportng operations.

In the post-COVID 2022, the cruise port handled nearly 530,000 passengers.

For 2023, the Port reported ~65% increase (over 2022) in handled passenger movements (~900,000). The industry contributed ~EUR 85 million to the Maltese economy, of which EUR 32M in cruise tourists spending and EUR 53M in cruise lines spending.

Valletta cruise terminal

Valletta Cruise Port is managed by Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH) - currently ranked the 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 a 15-min walk from city center. In 2020 was inaugurated an extended quay with capacity to handle larger vessels.

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.

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