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Valletta Cruise Port – Cruise Liner BOREALIS maiden call – 08.11.2021

The second former Holland America Line cruise liner to call at Malta within 3 days was the 1997 built liner BOREALIS that passed Grand Harbour breakwaters at 0804 hrs coming from Alicante Spain during her maiden call on Monday 8th November in South Easterly weather. She’s the second ship to be named in the Fred …

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Cruise Liner News – Viking Cruises will relaunch Mediterranean cruise with two ships operating from Malta starting from July 2021

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 …

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Cruise Liners – EMERALD PRINCESS

One of the Princess Cruises liners built in Italy is the EMERALD PRINCESS. EMERALD PRINCESS berthed at Pinto 4 and 5 wharves, Valletta Cruise Port at Grand Harbour, Malta back to 6th June 2015. She was launched from the Italian shipyard Fincantieri Monfalcone on 1st June, 2006 after she was ordered on 23rd September 2004 …

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MBL News – Cruise Liner VIKING SUN at Valletta Cruise Port – 31.01.2021

On Sunday 31st January, 2021 the 228 metres long cruise liner VIKING SUN entered Grand Harbour, Malta around 0700 hrs assisted by 2 local tugs for uplifting bunkers by BALLUTA BAY and technical stop. She was built in 2017 by Fincantieri at Ancona, Italy of which she was delivered to Viking Ocean Cruises on 25th …

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MBL News – Newbuilt cruise liner ENCHANTED PRINCESS at Malta – 11 to 19.01.2021

On Monday 11th January, 2021 the 2020 newbuilt cruise liner ENCHANTED PRINCESS entered Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time. She was calling at Palumbo Malta Shipyard to drydock at Dock 6. ENCHANTED PRINCESS is the fifth Royal Class cruise ship of Carnival Corporation & plc to be operated by Princess Cruises. She was ordered on 2nd April, 2016 …

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MBL News – Norwegian built lady SERENISSIMA at Malta – 24.09.2019

One of the Classic Ladies built in Norway back to the 1960 around is the SERENISSIMA. SERENISSIMA was built in Norway at Aker Trondelag AS in Trondheim for Hurtigruten as HARALD JARL sailing on itineraries along the Norwegian fjords and coastline. Extensively refurbished in 2003, the 100 passenger vessel was renamed ANDREA and chartered exclusively …

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MBL News – Holland America Line Cruise Liner ZUIDERDAM at Palumbo Malta Shipyard from 02.12 to 05.12.2020

On Wednesday 2nd December, 2020 at 1109 hrs the 2002 built cruise liner ZUIDERDAM entered Grand Harbour, Malta coming from Augusta, Sicily bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard. This was her second time at Valletta and the second Holland America Line liner to use Dock no 6. ZUIDERDAM was built in Italy by Fincantieri Marghera at …

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MBL News – WORLD EXPLORER Maiden Call at Malta – September 2020

On Thursday 10th September, 2020 the 2017 built expedition cruise ship WORLD EXPLORER entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call at 1438 hrs for first fly-cruise embarkation operation in the Mediterranean sea. She was built in Portugal by West Sea Estaleiros Navals LDA as yard number CO 10 and entered service in 2019 with …

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MBL News – Sail Passenger Ships STAR FLYER and ROYAL CLIPPER calling for bunkers – July/August 2020

On Thursday 23rd July, 2020 at 2200 hrs the 1991 built sail passenger ship STAR FLYER was spotted approaching Malta for bunkering purposes at Bunkering Area 3. On Friday 24th July, 2020 at 0545 hrs STAR FLYER was spotted approaching Bunkering Area 3. Later on around 1800 she was ready from bunkers and she proceeded …

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MBL News – CARNIVAL VISTA maiden call at Malta – 09.05.2016

The 2016 built Carnival Cruise Line ship CARNIVAL VISTA made a scheduled port call at Grand Harbour 8 days after she was delivered from her Italian builders , starting a maiden voyage from Trieste, Italy on a 13 day Europe Cruise that ended in Barcelona, Spain. Greeted by a Maltese village band, CARNIVAL VISTA stayed at her …

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