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

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    • 3 hours ago
    • Simon

    I know it's a bit of the topic. What's it like to hire a car in Malta. We did the coach trips last time but I would like to visit places we passed through.

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    • 1 day ago
    • sej016

    Thanks PL... I saw all of those today (although some went out the "wrong" way.... :-)

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    • 1 day ago
    • pat

    Jim Rafferty, I was thinking the exact same thing. It's like a huge piece of the puzzle is missing. Wish it would get back online!

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    • 1 day ago
    • Jim Rafferty

    Has anyone heard when the other Valletta harbour camera is likely to be online again. I really miss it, and the George Square and Underwater cameras.

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    • 1 day ago
    • maggie

    Apologies....I can spell.
    I know it should be too not to...senior moment?

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    • 1 day ago
    • maggie

    PL that`s good news for those who (obviously) like her, each to their own.
    Personally, I would never sail with Thomson again, to much like Butlins for me...lol
    NCL lovely fleet, great service, too many rug rats.
    Costa, fabulous fleet, great service but to many extras to pay for.
    Saga, nice fleet, passengers a tad too old for us.
    P&O, wonderful ships but full of people who think they are a cut above.
    Royal C, party on, fab.
    First prize ( so far) goes to ........Holland America, classy, extremely excellent service, food, cabins ect. top drawer.
    This is all personal tastes and no offence meant to those who just don`t get it..got it ? hee hee hee

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    • 1 day ago
    • P.L.

    Hi sej016;
    Due out on Saturday are Navigator of the Seas (16.30BST), Queen Mary 2 (17.00BST), Norwegian Jade (17.00BST), Azura (18.00BST), Mein Schiff 1 (20.00BST). Total Passengers 15155.
    Due out on Sunday are Independence of the Seas (16.30BST), Braemar (16.30BST), Aurora (16.30BST), Arcadia (16.30BST), Queen Elizabeth (21.00BST) Total passengers 12405, 27560 for the weekend.

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    • 1 day ago
    • P.L.

    Hi Maggie & Julie. Thonpson Spirit is the longest serving ship in the Thomson fleet. She first came into service in 1984 as the MS Nieuw Amsterdam and has had several name changes since and became Spirit in 2003. It was announced in November 2016 that 2017 would be her final season, but in July this year it was announced due to a huge demand, it’ll now be sailing until October 2018.

  • avatar
    • 1 day ago
    • julie

    The spirit is a great fun ship and yes it has proper beds having been on her, yes she is tired in parts but its comfortable to sail on, the food entertainment is good and the staff are excellent.

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    • 2 days ago
    • maggie

    Thomson Spirit , that is one ugly boat !
    Looks like an old battle ship that`s had a quick coat of the old Dulux.....lol
    I don`t envy the passengers at all, wonder if they have proper beds or do they have to share bunks !
    YUK !

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    • 2 days ago
    • sej016

    Yippee! Got it. Thank you (and PL)

  • avatar
    • 2 days ago
    • Robin

    sej016 look at the post PL made yesterday it may help you. robin

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    • 2 days ago
    • Messer

    Typical - go and do a bit of ironing and Bob's your uncle! Missed her! :)

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    • 2 days ago
    • Pamela

    I'd love to have sound on this camera so we could hear if they sound their horns before going but I'm guessing that's expensive for the sponsors

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.

Cam on-line since: 09/17/2013