Valletta (Malta)

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Valletta cruise port

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Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
2022-10-02 01:44

min: 74 °F (23 °C) / max: 77 °F (25 °C) 74°F
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Min / Max Temperature77 °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
2 October, 2022
Sunday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Explorer08:0018:00
3 October, 2022
Monday
Seabourn Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Sojourn18:00
4 October, 2022
Tuesday
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineFred Olsen Balmoral
4 October, 2022
Tuesday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Nautica07:0014:00
4 October, 2022
Tuesday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAblu08:0022:00
5 October, 2022
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seaview07:0017:00
6 October, 2022
Thursday
Ponant Cruises Cruises cruise lineLe Jacques Cartier
6 October, 2022
Thursday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzura
6 October, 2022
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Oosterdam08:0006:00
7 October, 2022
Friday
SeaDream Yacht Club Cruises cruise lineSeaDream II
7 October, 2022
Friday
Ponant Cruises Cruises cruise lineLe Jacques Cartier18:00
8 October, 2022
Saturday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAstella08:0016:00
9 October, 2022
Sunday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 508:0022:00
9 October, 2022
Sunday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Explorer 208:0016:00
10 October, 2022
Monday
Windstar Cruises Cruises cruise lineWind Surf18:00
11 October, 2022
Tuesday
Phoenix Reisen Cruises cruise lineArtania12:0020:00
12 October, 2022
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seaview07:0017:00
13 October, 2022
Thursday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzura
16 October, 2022
Sunday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Voyager07:0018:00
17 October, 2022
Monday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Volendam07:0018:00
17 October, 2022
Monday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Escape13:0022:00
19 October, 2022
Wednesday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineRegal Princess07:0022:00
19 October, 2022
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seaview07:0017:00
20 October, 2022
Thursday
Saga Cruises Cruises cruise lineSpirit of Adventure08:0017:00
20 October, 2022
Thursday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Marina09:0018:00
21 October, 2022
Friday
SeaDream Yacht Club Cruises cruise lineSeaDream II
21 October, 2022
Friday
Ponant Cruises Cruises cruise lineLe Jacques Cartier18:00
23 October, 2022
Sunday
Star Clippers Cruises cruise lineStar Flyer
23 October, 2022
Sunday
SeaDream Yacht Club Cruises cruise lineSeaDream II
24 October, 2022
Monday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Pride08:0017:00
26 October, 2022
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seaview07:0017:00
27 October, 2022
Thursday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Riviera07:0013:00
27 October, 2022
Thursday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Escape13:0022:00
28 October, 2022
Friday
Emerald Cruises Cruises cruise lineEmerald Azzurra
28 October, 2022
Friday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Epic06:0013:00
29 October, 2022
Saturday
Ponant Cruises Cruises cruise lineLe Champlain16:00
30 October, 2022
Sunday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Explorer08:0017:00
31 October, 2022
Monday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAcosma18:0018:00
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