Grand Harbour - Valletta live camView over Grand Harbour and Fort Saint Angelo in Birgu from Valletta Waterfront

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    • 4 days ago
    • Sal

    Another gorgeous view at 6.06am Malta time. Variety Voyager docked with the sun rising behind her.

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    • 5 days ago
    • Arny

    2 navy ships are Turkish, see Stephen J Borg's website maltaspotting.com

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    • 5 days ago
    • Nick

    20:25 Malta time and Variety Voyager is in port. This 'mega yacht' only has 36 cabins and is 4 years old this year.

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    • 5 days ago
    • Martin Pea

    Are the two navy ships part of the Turkish navy? AIS is switched off on both ships. The one nearest to the camera has a red flag with a crescent and star flying from the stern.

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    • 5 days ago
    • Sal

    Another MSC ship is being launched next year. MSC Seaside.
    Taken from Cruise Mapper:

    "Launched in 2017, MSC Seaside (currently under construction in Fincantieri, Italy) is the first of the three new-design, identical-class and biggest MSC Cruises ships by the company’s “Seasise Project”. The ship cost $743 million to build.
    The 154,000-ton, 5,300-passenger cruise ship MSC Seaside is scheduled for delivery in November 2017. In December that year, she will become the first ship in the fleet of MSC to be christened in the United States (PortMiami). MSC Seaside is also Fincantieri’s largest cruise ship ever. A second Seaside-class vessel is to be launched in May 2018. An option for a 3rd Seaside ship is scheduled for 2021.
    MSC Seaside is part of the "smart" ships' series to be built by MSC, part of line's €9 billion, 10-year investment plan, including the creation of up to 11 new ships, due to come into service 2017-2026.
    The first 550-ton block of the new class of ship for MSC Cruises, MSC Seaside, was laid on March 4, 2016 at Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard. This event marked the beginning of the hull blocks' assembly into sections. The next milestone in construction process was on April 21, when a coin ceremony was conducted by MSC Cruises.
    MSC Seaside itinerary program is based on year-round round-trip Caribbean cruises with departures out of Miami (starting December 2017). MSC Seaside itineraries will include destinations like the Bahamas, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Jamaica"

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    • 5 days ago
    • P.L.

    Sal & Nick
    Sea Cloud left at 5.05BST and is currently South West of Malta and going by her track and speed it looks like she is under sail.

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    • 6 days ago
    • Sal

    Read the schedule for Sea Cloud last night. Her next port of call is Gozo at 2.30pm, so makes sense to stay put a while longer, as it's not that far to go. Also Variety Voyager is due in at 8.30pm local time. Noticed a small firework display opposite last night too.

    Nick: I also uploaded a photo of Sea Cloud docked last night as she looked so beautiful with all the lights. Shame that the sails weren't up.

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    • 6 days ago
    • Nick

    Malta Time 03:22: Sea Cloud still here - I've captured a picture of her as I have done a few of the other night visitors here in the photos section.

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    • 6 days ago
    • Sal

    It looks like another night departure for Sea Cloud. She was meant to leave at 6pm local time and it's now 8.40pm!!!

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    • 6 days ago
    • Louis Pace

    4 Million plus HITS.

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    • 6 days ago
    • pat

    Sal, I'm watching her come into port too. Such a beauty she is.

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    • 6 days ago
    • Sal

    07:15 Maltese time. Beautiful scene as Sea Clud returns with the sun overhead.

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    • 7 days ago
    • Dougie2

    What a lovely picture "Nor Star" makes, all lit up. Having a barbie maybe?

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    • 1 week ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi Dougie2.four million reached and passed

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.

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