The 2021 built VIKING VENUS and the 2016 built VIKING SEA will both homeport at Valletta, Malta and offer two different 11-day itineraries between July and early October.
Delivered in April, 2021 the VIKING VENUS is Viking’s newest ocean ship and will be christened in England on 17th May . In fact first time to see her at Malta was on Sunday 18th April, 2021 coming straight from Fincantieri Shipyard, Ancona, Italy entering around 0851 hrs berthing at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves at the Valletta Cruise Port. She left on Monday 19th April at 1538 hrs
VIKING SEA entered Grand Harbour few minutes earlier berthing at Pinto 4 and 5 wharves.
She left on Sunday 2nd May at 1244 hrs passing VIKING VENUS which entered again days before.
On Friday 21st May late morning the 2015 built 228m cruise liner VIKING STAR entered Grand Harbour, berthing at Valletta Cruise Port Pinto 4 and 5 wharves.
She left harbour a week later on Friday 28th May around 1600 hrs.
The news was announced by the Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo last May and said the liners will be visiting ports in Croatia, Italy, Greece and also Gozo, attracting mainly American tourists who will have already been vaccinated against COVID-19. All necessary health protocols will be followed by the visiting ships and both crew members and passengers would be subject to a “non-invasive saliva PCR test”.
On all occasions liners were berthing at Valletta Cruise Port.
VIKING OCEAN CRUISES are represented in Malta by Malta Cruise Services, a division of Mifsud Brothers Ltd – www.mbl.com.mt
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Published – Wednesday 30th June, 2021.