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 days ago
    • P.L.

    Due in on Friday at 0800MLT and staying till Tuesday 12th December is the United States Navy Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS Carney(DDG 64)
    In 2012 some of the Carney's crew were used as extras on the movie "Battleship" It also featured two of her sister ships the USS John Paul Jones(DDG 53) and the USS Sampson(DDG 102)

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    • 4 days ago
    • Jon

    Seems absolutely ages since I was walking up & down this road - 4 months. Plenty to keep me occupied until I'm able to do it again; but still a little something inside me says, roll on next August!

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    • 6 days ago
    • Capture Sam

    4dec17-- Jim, Your health situation is a tough spot to be in, I feel for you. Then another delay ( understandable as it may be ) just adds to the rocky road. Reminds me of a song title, 'The Waiting is the Hardest Part'. Hope you have a viewing device for your hospital time. Can't miss these ships, eh?

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    • 6 days ago
    • Jim Rafferty

    Would you Adam & Eve it? Getting all geared up for my surgery, and went and caught a cold! Surgeon has cancelled it, so I have to call them when I have 7 days clear, without any coughing or sneezing, then they will reschedule it.

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    • 1 week ago
    • PRINC180

    Thanks .... P.L.

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    • 1 week ago
    • P.L.

    You can find them on this web page PRINC180;
    https://www.vallettawaterfront.com/ScheduleDetail.aspx?id=96942&month=12&year=2017&t=c

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    • 1 week ago
    • PRINC180

    December Cruses Arrivals ????

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Jon

    Hi Jim; Trust all goes well with the operation. We'll be looking out for your first message after Dec 8th to let us know how you're getting on.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Avril Bailey

    Jim, good luck with your op, hope all goes well and you are home for Christmas.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Jim Rafferty

    I had that 5 years ago Stewart, and can confirm how painful it was :( Glad you are back and well now.
    I am going into hospital next Thursday, 7th Dec, for open heart surgery. They are going to give me a quadruple bypass, so I am going to be a bit less active for a while :(
    Just watching MSC MERAVIGLIA arriving and about to manoeuvre into docking position Gert - 07:24 GMT

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Gert

    11-29-17 07:15 Stewart, Sorry to hear about your kidney stones, I've heard they can be excruciating. The MSC MERAVIGLIA was due in at 07:00. Looks like it's a bit late?

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Stewart Wilson

    PL sorry foir not getting back sooner been in Hospital kidney stones >) so what have I missed

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Robin

    Hi PL. Thanks for that and all the excellent information you post. I and many others who have been watching Skyline from the start have you very much in mind this coming week. Thank you.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • P.L.

    Hi Robin
    HMS Queen Elizabeth is due in around 1.20pm today.

    HMS Monmouth is leaving Valletta today at 16.30MLT instead of Wednesday

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