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

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    • 5 hours ago
    • Sal

    ... and about an hour after my last post, the AidaBella departs!!. Quickly looking at its schedule it seems that it won't be calling in to Malta again this year. It will now be doing 6 day cruises between Venice and Zadar. Then from 30 October 2016 a 43 day cruise, via Suez Canal, ending up in Laem Chabang on 11 Dec. It will then continue to cruise around Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (13 days). I hope all of that is right!!!

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    • 11 hours ago
    • Sal

    Robin, I've just seen the front of the AidaBella docked, so maybe it has come in today instead of tomorrow. I won't be leaving the house until they have all docked!!!!!

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    • 21 hours ago
    • Jeffrey Hemingway

    Last night was part of the annual fireworks festival. Organised by the Malta tourism authority.

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    • 21 hours ago
    • Robin

    Busy day tomorrow 2nd May 4 cruise liners are due in. Thompson Celebration at 0800 leaves 1800. Celebrity Equinox at 0800 leaves 1800. MV Aidabella at 1130 leaves 2030. Horizon at 1200 leaves 1900. Should be a great day to watch these magnificent ships come and go.

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    • 1 day ago
    • pat

    I have never seen so many people and so many boats out at one time. What are they celebrating? It looks like so much fun. Wish I were there.

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    • 1 day ago
    • jenni money

    Fantastic fireworks display. Again, would have been fantastic to have sound. What was the display for. Particularly amusing watching all the car alarms going off.

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    • 1 day ago
    • Jeffrey Hemingway

    Fantastic firework display in the grand harbour , well done Malta.

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    • 1 day ago
    • pat

    PL, I pulled the schedule up again and found that I was looking at the 2015 schedule!!! Thanks for bringing that to my attention!!!

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    • 2 days ago
    • P.L.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news Pat, but it is 'Mein Schiff 2' which is coming in during May. Mein Schiff 3 is not due until 30th July.
    TUI Cruises have a new Mein Schiff, number 5 due into service shortly, she is doing a series of short shakedown cruises from 29th June from Kiel before her Maiden voyage on the 15th July. We will be able to see her in Valletta, but not until 30th April 17.

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    • 2 days ago
    • pat

    I see the MEIN SCHIFF 3 is heading back to Valletta in May. It will be nice to see her again.

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    • 3 days ago
    • Andrew Meikle

    By your beds!! Navy on it's way in, HMS Enterprise, will be docking soon. Just about to enter Grand Harbour.11.40 local time.

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    • 3 days ago
    • P.L.

    After her 2016 summer season sailing the Eastern Mediterranean, Rhapsody will sail to Tampa, Florida and do a series of 7 Day cruises to the Western Caribbean.She will then reposition for the first time to Cape Liberty, New Jersey for the 2017 summer season, sailing 7 Day cruises to the Bahamas and Canada/New England, before repositioning back to Tampa.
    Royal Caribbean have a new cruise ship due into Service in May. She is 'Harmony of the Seas' and she will be the largest cruise ship in the world at 362.15m long and 66m wide and 227700gt and can carry over 6000 passengers and a crew of 2394. Her maiden voyage is due to depart Southampton on the 22nd May

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    • 3 days ago
    • Robin

    Rhapsody of the Seas is about to enter the harbour. On Monday night on the way to Corsica she was hit by a freak wave five windows were smashed and 44 passengers left the ship on docking. Repairs were carried out in Corsica. ( Statement by Royal Caribbean owners of the ship )

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    • 4 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    yes Pat.you will learn something new every day on this site.

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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