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
    • jenni money

    Strange there appears to be no traffick in the harbour road

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    • 4 days ago
    • John Hellis

    Thank you.

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    • 5 days ago
    • Maureen Futerill

    Sorry forgot the name, it is Seacloud 11

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    • 5 days ago
    • Maureen Futerill

    Just looked this up
    It is a barque built as a cruise ship. Can carry 96 passengers

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    • 5 days ago
    • John Hellis

    Hi, anyone know what this lovely three mast ship is?

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    • 5 days ago
    • Harry White

    MSC Armenia just inside the harbour entrance, 360 spin then reverse across to her mooring spot. Very impressive.

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    • 6 days ago
    • JCC

    Watch Rolex Middle Sea Yacht Race this Saturday 22 October leaving Grand Harbour at 09.00 CET (MT). 100 boats participating. Also on TVM ( Malta TV).

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    • 6 days ago
    • PMM

    No worries Gavin - have done the same thing myself!☺

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    • 6 days ago
    • Gavin

    Sorry PMM predictive text let's me down.

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    • 6 days ago
    • Gavin

    Thanks for info HMM,'re the cyclists I think they are Maltese as I have seen them before or they may have been of the AIDA Bella,did not think the Germans used bikes.

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    • 6 days ago
    • PMM

    Hi Gavin . Just checked her next destination and marine tracker says she is due in Venice on October 20th @ 05.00 hrs.

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    • 6 days ago
    • Gavin

    Saga Pearl now a very old lady 1981 but still pumping cash for Saga.She is being replaced in 2019,I doubt if she will last until then.Black smoke will clear once her engines have heated up and burned the oil/fuel left in her liners.

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    • 6 days ago
    • Stewart Wilson

    just leaving now my laptop has been playing up I must have missed agood few ships

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    • 6 days ago
    • PMM

    ... keep seeing lots of racing cyclists going past the cruise ships along the harbour?

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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