Virtu Ferries – JEAN DE LA VALETTE to operate to Catania from March 2021 – 17.12.2020

Earlier this month an effective handshake between Virtu Ferries and the South East Sicily Chamber of Commerce was done to plan the restart of tourism and related businesses, starting from the activation of a high-speed transport service, able to connect Catania to Malta on a daily basis, returning to Catania.

Malta which is already daily connected with Pozzallo thanks to the incessant path of the second largest catamaran in the world, the SAINT JOHN PAUL II. In 2019 Virtu Ferries transported 300,000 passengers and 70,000 vehicles.

From next March, the catamaran JEAN DE LA VALETTE will be based in Catania and deployed on the Catania – Malta – Catania route with five departures every week to meet the needs of Sicilian companies. It will also be possible to deliver your goods within the day, with daytime departures from Catania and return in the evening from Malta. She was built in August 2010 by the Australian company Austal as Hull 248. By 107 meters long she has the passenger capacity 800 passengers and can accommodate 156 cars, alternatively 50 cars and commercial vehicles in 342 lane meters.

Top images is are of MARIA DOLORES berthed at Porto di Catania back to 30th September 2008.

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Published – Thursday 17th December, 2020