Cruises

Valletta Cruise Port – Cruise liner BOLETTE first 2022 Scheduled Call – 19.02.2022

On Saturday 19th February, 2022 at 0805 hrs the 22 year old lady BOLETTE called again at Grand Harbour, Malta marking her first call for this year 3 months after her maiden call (13.11.2021) Like last November her last port of call was Cartagena, Spain and she proceeded to berth at Pinto 1 and 2 …

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Cruise Liner News – 2021 built Cruise Liner SILVER DAWN at Malta – 18-19.11.2021

On Thursday 18th November, 2021 the newly cruise liner SILVER DAWN entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 1304 hrs coming from the Fincantieri Shipyard at Ancona, Italy. during her maiden call. She was handed over to Silversea Cruises 6 days before with Executives from the company and Fincantieri attended an intimate delivery ceremony to welcome the …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner MSC MUSICA 08.05.2021 – 27.05.2021

Another MSC Crociere liner that was seen twice in 2021 at Palumbo Malta Shipyards (Leaving on 9th April and 6th May) once again the 15 year old lady MSC MUSICA entered Grand Harbour on 8th May at 0707hrs this time for drydocking inside Dock 6. MSC MUSICA is the leading ship of her class – built …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner MSC SPLENDIDA 18.04.2021 – 06.05.2021.

For the second time within the first quarter of 2021 the 2009 built cruise liner MSC SPLENDIDA called at Palumbo Malta Shipyards, this time for drydocking at Dock 6 entering Grand Harbour at 0632hrs on Sunday 18th April, 2021. She was assisted by 1 tug SEA SALVOR on her stern to guide her into the …

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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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Broken Up – Cruise Liner MARCO POLO – 09.01.2021

The classic cruise liner MARCO POLO arrived at Alang, India on Saturday 9th January, 2021. Following the demise of Cruise & Maritime Voyages, due to the COVID 19 Pandemic Disease she was sold at auction by CW Kellock & Co. Ltd. for US$ 2,770,000 on 22 October 2020. She was built as an ocean liner in 1965 …

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Cruise Liners – DALMACIJA

The first Yugoslav Ship that had a bulbous bow and called the Adriatic Beauty was the DALAMACIJA. She was built in 1965 by Brodogradiliste Uljanik in Yugoslavia (now Croatia) for Jadranska Linijska Plovidba (the Yugoslav state shipping company) or as known as JUGOLINJA. She had a sister built as ISTRA of which was broken up …

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Cruise Liners – SAGA ROSE

One of the elegant Ocean Liners we had around was undoubtedly the SAGAFJORD. She was built in 1965 as yard number 1366 by Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Meditarranee, France for Norwegian America Line costing around $30 million as a combined ocean liner/cruise ship trading until 1980. in 1983 she was sold to Cunard …

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