Senglea - Cottonera live camNice view on the boatyard and Senglea on the left side from Valletta Waterfront

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    • 6 hours ago
    • martin vella

    been on her sister ship dawn princess soon will be on her much bigger ship the royal princess pity we are not stopping in malta would of loved coming thru the harbour...

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    • 2 days ago
    • Dee

    Thanks P.L for the info!

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    • 2 days ago
    • P.L.

    Dee; Golden Surabaya is scheduled to leave at 12.00MLT on the 4th July.

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    • 3 days ago
    • Dee

    Looks like Golden Surabaya is coming out....it's a shame it's too dark to see it properly.

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    • 4 days ago
    • Messer

    Well looks like they've decided to cast off and leave Malta tonight after all... 22.:12 local time.

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • Messer

    ... or maybe not. just seen an ambulance go past on quay with blue lights flashing (20.51 hrs). Hope all will be well. :(

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    • 4 days ago
    • CarolT

    Ambulance just gone past - hope it's not one of the passengers :(

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    • 4 days ago
    • Messer

    22.06.17 . 21.15 local time. Looks like Oceana is getting ready to go .....

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    • 4 days ago
    • Stewart Wilson

    Steve thank you for that information sorry I missed your input :)

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • Stewart Wilson

    after noon all thank you for the links and we seem to be getting some sunshine again I was preparing tea for Christine last evening so I missed the ship leaving :)

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    • 4 days ago
    • P.L.

    Stewart; Oasis of the seas is equal second with Allure of the Seas. The biggest is Harmony of the Seas. You can see a list of ships over 100,000gt on the following URL;
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_cruise_ships

    Derek is correct in saying where the trains run. The following URL is a guide for the steam trains at Havenstreet;
    http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/files/documents/full-leaflet-pdf-for-websitepdf.pdf

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    • 4 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Golden Surabaya heading for the dry dock,view blocked by Oceana.

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    • 5 days ago
    • viv

    Pamela, yes 5 am it was a huge clap of rumbling thunder wasn't it? We are a mile up from the river Tyne and the valley creates a tunnel effect when it thunder, very loud! The husband went out in it at 7 am, driving up to work in Hexham. Funnily enough, my daughter in law was in South Shields today (they live in Felling) for coffee with her friend.

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    • 5 days ago
    • Pamela

    Haha Viv! I know what you mean. We got it here in South Shields abut 5am this morning. Woke me up it did. Thunder and lightning n alsorts! Glad it was just about out the way as I went to work at 8.30am though

Senglea - Cottonera

Valletta Waterfront and Grand Harbour (Il-Port il-Kbir) are two of the most notable landmarks for people arriving at Maltese island directly from Mediterranean, they welcome millions of cruise passengers every year with a quantity of excellent services.

Valletta Waterfront, also known as Pinto's Wharf, is a very versatile center, a multi-purpose area and one of the most frequented meeting points of Valletta due to its extraordinary offer including high quality entertainment, a complete mix of retail, dining, leisure experiences and shopping, festivities and outdoor themed events all year round and much more...a dream destination become increasingly popular over the years for tourists and locals. Its origins date back to the 18th century, when was commissioned by the Knights of St. John's Grand Master Manuel Pinto de Fonseca as a simple pier and place where merchants used to unload their wares, once renovated, the old warehouses of this Baroque masterpiece were replaced with a leisure complex for locals and million cruise passengers as well as 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, whether we're looking for luxurious restaurants, events or simply a moment for a walk along the promenade, Valletta Waterfront has it all, either day or night a simple stroll while admiring all breathtaking panoramic views around, including a lovely view of Senglea (o L-Isla), can turn into a marvelous experience!

Also known as Isla, this stunning city, one of the heaviest fortified cities of Malta, belongs to Three Cities (or Cottonera Lines) also including Cospicua (Bormla) and Vittoriosa (Birgu), rightly claimed to be the cradle of Maltese history. Although its smaller dimensions, it boasts a rich historic heritage, many buildings and massive bastions and fortifications, which give spectacular views on the Grand Harbour, were built during the age of the Knights of St. John, Senglea is also nicknamed "Civitas Invicta" as unconquered during the Ottoman invasion at the Great Siege of 1565, however it was mostly destroyed by bombings during the WWII and suffered heavy losses including rare architectural masterpieces dating back to its first construction in the 16th century; originally a small island later partially connected to the mainland for strategic reasons by the Knights Hospitaller (the Maltese name "Isla" derives from the Italian "isola", island) it protrudes with its oldest part into the Grand Harbour and is still enclosed by massive fortifications guarding the harbour and the opposite side where the capital Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta) is located as they did a longtime ago.

There are a variety of activities and events taking place in Senglea throughout the year as well as tourist attractions all worth a visit, most of them still a reminder of its glorious past, through a simple stroll it is possible to reach them, just a few words to mention the most important must-sees: the look-out garden (Gnien il-Gardjola) and the stone vedette where one can enjoy a blend of history and the Mediterranean, a variety of architectural buildings in British style, Senglea Point with its magnificent views of Valletta and Grand Harbour, narrow streets still holding a number of ancient buildings, religious treasures such as the miraculous statue of Jesus Christ the Redeemer (Ir-Redentur ta `l-Isla) situated in the Basilica dedicated to The Birth of the Virgin Mary or the statue Madonna of the Middle (il-Madonna Tan-Nofs), originally placed in the main road as a sign of gratitude to the Virgin for protecting Senglea from the 1813 plague; moreover a stroll along the nearby Vittoriosa's promenade will offer magnificent views of Senglea, among the most beautiful in the world. We can't forget to mention the famous boatyard, enlarged and developed by British, it has become increasingly important over the years for its role in the economic growth of the city, it sees thousands of cruise passengers embarking and disembarking every day and offers all types of services and works to make more comfortable the stay of the big cruise ships, a real attraction for tourists and locals.

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