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Breaking Up – Cruise Liner MARELLA CELEBRATION as MARE – September 2022

One of the French built liners, the 1984 built liner MARELLA CELEBRATION left Eleusis, Greece on 14th September, 2022 as MARE bound to Aliaga, Turkey for breakers towed by the 2008 built tug VERNICOS SIFNOS. Berthed at Valletta Cruise Port back to 21st August, 2018. She was built in 1984 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France …

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Haifa Port – May 2022 Movements

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and …

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Valletta Cruise Port – Cruise Liner BOLETTE maiden call – 13.11.2021

The third former Holland America Line cruise liner to call at Malta within few days was the 2000 built liner BOLETTE that passed Grand Harbour breakwaters at 0713 hrs coming from Cartagena, Spain. She was built in 2000 by Fincantieri at Trieste, Italy as yard no Venice 6052 for Holland America Line (HAL) – AMSTERDAM of …

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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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Valletta Cruise Port – Nicko Cruises VASCO DA GAMA maiden call – 05.11.2021

On Friday 5th November, 2021 the 1993 built cruise liner VASCO DA GAMA entered Grand Harbour, Malta on a foggy morning during her maiden call with Nicko Cruises at 0709 hrs coming from Syracuse, Sicily. She was built by Fincantieri at Trieste, Italy as the Holland America Line STATENDAM trading until 2015. She was acquired …

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MBL News – NOORDAM calling at Gozo – 09.08.2010

The third Holland America Liner to call at Gozo was the 285 metre long NOORDAM anchoring off Mgarr Harbour on Monday 9th August, 2010. A Vista Class liner, she was built in 2006 by Fincantieri, Italy and the fourth Holland America Line (HAL) vessel to bear the name. The ship was christened on 22nd February, 2006, in New York …

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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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Cruise Liner News – Carnival Corporation to dispose 6 cruise liners in the next 90 days – June 2020

Carnival which owns nine cruise brands ( Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Aida Cruises, P&O Cruises, P&O Australia, Cunard Line, Seabourn, and Holland America Line) around the world has revealed that cruises will be resumed soon and it will be disposing off six cruise ships in the next 90 days on mid June …

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Coronavirus – Holland America Ship Liners with COVID-19 Found on Board – 27.03.2020

Holland America Line said four senior passengers died on her cruise ship ZAANDAM which has had an outbreak of flu like symptoms on board, including at least two confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday 27th March, 2020. ZAANDAM was still at sea when President Donald Trump asked cruise companies to cease new voyages. The company …

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MBL News – VEENDAM Maiden Call – June 2019

On Friday 28th June, 2019 the Italian built liner VEENDAM called at Valletta berthing at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves during her maiden call at Valletta Cruise Port. Shortly after she was secured to the wharf, the flat top barge B 45 towed by BETTY with a Toyota Forklifter belonging to local logistics contractor White …

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