The Grand Harbour and Valletta live camBeautiful view of the Grand Harbour and the Valletta seaside promenade from Valletta Waterfront

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    • 2 days ago
    • Dougie2

    Princess Cruises' 3,200-passenger ship, with which I'm so familiar, "Emerald Princess" returns to Malta today, docked at Pinto 3.

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • Dougie2

    In port today, beyond "Le Ponnant", is "MS Golden Iris", owned and operated by Israel-based Mano Maritime. A ship with quite an interesting history. According to Wikipedia, Hugh Hefner -- the founder of Playboy -- was involved in her design process, envisioning the ship as one of two "floating Playboy Clubs"! However, during construction both ships were sold to Cunard, being given the names "Cunard Countess" and "Cunard Conquest". The latter name was subsequently changed, at a New York naming ceremony performed by Princess Grace of Monaco, to "Cunard Princess".

    During the Gulf War, "Cunard Princess" was chartered to the American Armed Forces as an R-and-R facility for the alliance troops involved in the conflict. On 23rd September 1991, following the end of hostilities, she was docked at Valletta for a month before being returned to "civilian" service with Cunard.

    In 1995 she entered service with the forerunner of MSC Cruises, who renamed her "MS Rhapsody". She was sold to Mano Maritime, who gave her the present name, in 2009. Sailing under the flag of Panama, being registered in Panama City, she runs regular cruises for up to 959 passengers from Haifa throughout the Mediterranean and Adriatic.

  • avatar
    • 5 days ago
    • Name

    liner is going out of port,steveh in Birmingham uk

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • roger willis

    I wonder if skyline webcams have ever thought about a tilt and pan camera on this site that we can control from own computers/laptops.









    I Wonder if skyline webcams have ever thought of putting a pan and tilt camera on this site that we can control from our computers /laptops . all those in faver shout arhar me hearties



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  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Jacek

    I am curious if such a large cruise boat is flowing in on-board set posażerów.Czy profitable to build such a big statki.Może size of ships is just a gimmick to zechęcić to pływania.Czytałem that large units have their own water purifiers.

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • thgalland

    hi d2
    thanks for the know how, do you know i have seen some people make a hash of reversing their cars thats myself included as well!!

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Dougie2

    Hi th: You've probably noticed that the bridge is wider than the ship. Each outer "wing" has all-round view; on some ships they are also fitted with both fwd-facing and stern-facing cctv cameras. Mk1 human eyeball and/or electronic eye allows the captain to finely adjust his bow- and stern-thrusters for bump-free parking! Looks impressive though, doesn't it.

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • thgalland

    celebrity Equinox docked with amazing precision and maneuverability very skilful operation

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • thgalland

    Often wonder how its done the reversing of these huge cruise ships when they dont have wing mirrors???

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Dougie2

    Jacek: read my comment just below yours. It's the "Poseidon". She's been operating with Operation Trident, humanitarian aid for refugees from Libya ... who are risking drowning in overcrowded boats. I wrote about it 7 days ago, when "Poseidon" first arrived in Valleta to join other nations' rescue ships with the British Royal Navy's "HMS Bulwark"..

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • thgalland

    msc fantasia and queen elizabeth due to leave NAPLES within the next hour 6 - 7 pm uk
    Aurora due to leave Venice at 11 pm uk
    all on skyline cameras

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Jacek

    The Coast Guard - what is this ship?

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Dougie2

    I see the Swedish Coast Guard vessel "Poseidon" is back in port today.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Robert Collier

    Wasn't the Star Breeze suppose to go to Gozo yesterday, I wounder why it stayed in Valletta?

The Grand Harbour and 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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