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

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    • 6 hours ago
    • Robin

    Hurray it looks as if they are bunkering and provisioning " DEEPOCEAN" . So she may be sailing soon and we will get the great view back ! Safe journey.

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    • 4 days ago
    • Gwynn H

    Thank you, John!

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    • 4 days ago
    • John Porter

    Carnival 2016
    Calendar of Events
    Thursday 4th February, 18:00
    Opening Ceremony of Malta Carnival 2016 activities at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta.
    Il-Ħamis 4 ta’ Frar, 18:00
    Ċerimonja tal-Ftuħ tal-attivitajiet tal-Karnival ta’ Malta 2016 fi Pjazza Teatru Rjal, il-Belt Valletta.
    Friday 5th February, 17:30
    Costume Parade along Republic Street, Valletta followed by Dancing Competitons in St George’s Square
    and carnival défilé consisting of the King Carnival float, Valletta 18 float, satiric floats and Section A
    Companies in Costumes on Floats.
    Il-Ġimgħa 5 ta’ Frar, 17:30
    Parata bil-Kostumi tul Triq ir-Repubblika, il-Belt. Wara jkun hemm kompetizzjonijiet taż-żfin fi Pjazza San
    Ġorġ u sfilata tal-karnival bil-karru tar-Re tal-Karnival, il-karru ta’ Valletta 18, karrijiet satiriċi u karrijiet
    tal-Kumpaniji ta’ Sezzjoni A.
    Saturday 6th February, 9:30
    Children’s Carnival at St. George’s Square, Valletta.
    Is-Sibt 6 ta’ Frar, 9:30
    Karnival tat-Tfal fi Pjazza San Ġorġ, il-Belt Valletta.
    Saturday 6th February, 17:30
    Dancing Competition together with the Grand Défilé performance at St George’s Square, Valletta.
    Various activities will be held in Valletta throughout the day including the Qarċilla representation in St
    John’s Square, Valletta.
    Is-Sibt 6 ta’ Frar, 17:30
    Kompetizzjoni taż-Żfin u wirjiet tal-Grand Défilé fi Pjazza San Ġorġ, il-Belt Valletta.
    Se jkun hemm diversi attivitajiet fil-Belt Valletta matul il-jum, kif ukoll rappreżentazzjoni tal-Qarċilla fi
    Pjazza San Ġwann, il-Belt.
    Sunday 7th February, 10:00
    Carnival Band Parade in High Street, Ħamrun.
    Il-Ħadd 7 ta’ Frar, 10:00
    Karnival tal-Baned fi Triq il-Kbira, il-Ħamrun.
    Sunday 7th February, 13:00
    Carnival Floats Parade at Castille Place, Valletta. Parade will proceed along Merchants Street to St.
    George’s Square and then along Republic Street.

  • avatar
    • 6 days ago
    • Robin

    Thank you John it is good to know for sure what is happening and even better to know that it will not be getting higher and spoiling the brilliant view. Thank you.

  • avatar
    • 6 days ago
    • John Porter

    Went down to the Waterfront last week and spoke to the builders they are building a covered walkway and new duty free shop the building will not be going any higher than it is now also went up to the office were the camera is fitted to ask them if they could twek it bowl a bit but no luck so went to the Waterfront office they said they would do what they could do to get it moved.

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • P.L.

    MV Viking Star is due in this morning at 11.00MLT
    She is the first of 3 cruise ships ordered by Viking Ocean Cruises which is a sister company to Viking River Cruises. The ships are being built by Fincantieri in Italy. They are 228m long, 47800gt and carry 930 passengers and 602crew with Viking Sea due in service this year and Viking Sky in 2017. A typical 15 day Meditterranean cruise which includes a visit to Valletta starts from £3599.

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    • 1 week ago
    • jenni money

    Looking forward to the festival in Valletta starting

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Kevin Fairgrieve

    Different view of her though. :)

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Thomas Collett

    it's back again

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • ken mccluskey

    I know what you mean Mary-Anne it was starting to get my goat as well .

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Mary-Anne Kingscott

    At last that ship gone, I got fed up of looking at it and blocking the view!! Till now we can enjoy the Grand Harbour!

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Dougie2

    I now know what's going on. I entered "Valletta Cruise Terminal Development" into my search engine [Yahoo!] and downloaded a huge document detailing the development plan (1998), what will happen, and several drawings.
    From what I've read -- it's a large document! -- the aim is to improve the Waterfront's facilities for cruise ship passengers, while preserving the historic buildings [the Bastions, Forts and Warehouses for example] and, not forgetting Maltese residents, providing better year-round amenities and paying attention to attractive landscaping. A tall order, and I wish the Government well in this enterprise.
    And yes, a covered walkway for cruise ship passengers is one item.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • roger willis

    Oh at last we can see the sea ----A Play on words.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Kevin Fairgrieve

    I hope it will be finished by September 2016.

    We are due to sail into Valletta on the MSC Preziosa.

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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