Grand Harbour - Valletta live camView of the Grand Harbour and Saint Angelo Fort in Birgu as seen from Valletta's waterfront

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    • 4 hours ago
    • Gavin

    Oil tanker entering dry dock,dead slow ahead @ 13.25 GMT.

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    • 4 days ago
    • pat

    Rosalie Esposito, I did email Skyline about that camera and they said it is being repaired but will be back online as soon as possible. I hope so. I miss that camera.

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    • 5 days ago
    • Sal

    I forgot how big "Horizon" is!

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    • 5 days ago
    • Rosalie Esposito

    Does anyone know if the harbor camera is coming back?

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    • 5 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    MSC Armonia on her way to Valletta. Due in at 13.00 hours. We could do with a camera looking out to sea.

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    • 5 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi P.L.I use a site called vessel finder port Malta, it had Horizon arriving at 04.00 today. I see that it is in but was it on time?

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    • 5 days ago
    • Arny

    You can confirm the arrivals and departures of all shipping round Malta at the Transport Malta website.

    http://www.transport.gov.mt/ports-marinas/online-schedules/departures

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    • 5 days ago
    • Gert

    Holy cow the schedule is so messed up. The Zenith is heading towards Aruba right now. I wonder why it is so messed up.

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    • 6 days ago
    • P.L.

    According to Valletta waterfront cruise schedule Derek, it should be the Zenith and not the Horizon due in on Wednesday. The Zenith would have to be supersonic as she is in Kralendijk, Bonaire today 5325 miles away.

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    • 6 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi folks, Pat and Gert.especially .cruise ship Horizon is just north of Tunis on her way to Valletta due in tomorrow morning at 04.00 ish hours. doing 16 knots.

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    • 6 days ago
    • crispin

    Now that is a beautiful sight today

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    • 7 days ago
    • pat

    Gert, I've been wondering that same thing...........

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    • 7 days ago
    • Gert

    Does anyone know what's up with the 'cruise ship' schedule for some ships? The 'Artemis was scheduled to leave over 2 hours ago yet she is still in port. There have been others where the times were way off but some were right on.

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    • 1 week ago
    • Dougie2

    P.L., Derek, and others. Sorry to be a 'wet blanket' but I'm horrified at the thought of someone capitalising on the "RMS Titanic" tragedy. Leave us with her memory, don't recreate the ship as a ghoulish sideshow. She was a triumph of British ship-building that became a victim of nature (the iceberg). Today her remains are a maritime grave for all those who lost their lives, Let their souls rest in peace. If you want more, I can recommend a visit to the Titanic Memorial at Belfast, tastefully done, thought-provoking, and very moving.
    Just my opinion.

Grand Harbour - Valletta

The stunning Maltese capital of Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta), gem of Mediterranean and one of the most beautiful Baroque jewels of the world, was considered one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in Malta for its extraordinary heritage conservation.

A visit to Valletta is a real trip to the past, exactly when the Knights of St. John (later Knights of Malta) started its construction in 1566 on the rocky Mount Sciberras under Grandmaster Jean Parisot de la Valette who founded this fortress city that bears his name; thanks to their fortifications and massive bastions the knights won the bloody siege of 1565, part of this architectural treasure had fortunately survived World War II and natural disasters, today it is the main tourist attraction of a city with a large concentration of historic areas and magnificent views. As a charming open-air museum, Valletta is rich in ancient masterpieces that can be experienced while enjoying simultaneously the rhythm of a modern life, among its chaotic attractions, one of the safest and largest natural harbours in Europe, Grand Harbour (Il-Port il-Kbir), a great economic development opportunity; thanks to its very favourable position in the heart of Mediterranean, it originally represented an ideal place of refuge with waters deep enough to anchor, firstly occupied by Phoenicians who landed here, and later unsuccessfully controlled by Napoleon, under the British Military was massively fortified and improved with dockyard facilities, a wider entrance, harbour amenities and a greater anchorage partially destroyed during the world wars; completely restored, the multi-purpose Grand Harbour is today the center of the maritime activity of the whole island, a prestigious landmark of Malta and the premier destination for yachts, superyachts and cruise ships coming from all over the world.

Grand Harbour offers spectacular panoramic views as surrounded by a quantity of stunning inlets and ancient treasures such as Fort Saint Elmo (Il-Forti Sant Iermu), Fort Ricasoli (Forti Rikazoli), the picturesque village of Kalkara (Il-Kalkara), the fortified Three Cities of Vittoriosa (Birgu), Cospicua (Bormla) and Senglea (L-Isla) and not so far the stunning Barakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka ta' Fuq); it welcomes million cruise passengers every year and give them at their arrival a first glimpse of a very versatile center known as Valletta Waterfront; as a multi-purpose area, it is a real landmark, one of the most frequented meeting points of Valletta, a high quality entertainment destination become increasingly popular for tourists and locals, a complete mix of retail, dining, leisure experiences and shopping along the water's edge where also festivities and outdoor themed events take place all year round. Originally a simple pier and a place where merchants used to unload their wares, this wonderful Baroque masterpiece was built by the Knights of St. John's Grand Master Manuel Pinto de Fonseca in the 18th century, over the years it was fortunately renovated and today is moreover a famous cruise and ferry terminal also providing efficient and affordable transport services within the Grand Harbour and neighbouring areas; Valletta Waterfront is certainly worth a visit, a simple stroll along the promenade either day or night with a view on its panoramic beauties we'll be a marvelous experience.

Cam on-line since: 09/17/2013