4 June 2024






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The month of June started with another Cruise Liner Maiden Call – CARNIVAL LEGEND, one of 6 Spirit Class that were built in Finland by Kvaerner Masa-Yards at Helsinki. With yard number 501  she was launched on Monday 17th December, 2001, and christened by English actress and author Dame Judi Dench in Harwich, Essex, UK, on Wednesday 21st August, 2002.

During the christening ceremony, the English actress and author Dame Judi Dench took three attempts to smash the bottle against the ship’s hull, aided by ship’s captain Claudio Cupisti. The third attempt successfully smashed the bottle but Dench was sprayed with champagne as a result.

Passing breakwaters at 0710 hrs she proceeded to her berth at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves, berthing port side alongside. Unfortunately she had several incidents including 2 collisions with cruise liner ENCHANTMENT OF THE SEAS back to November 2009 and 10 years later with CARNIVAL GLORY.

A month ago she was spotted by our team drydocked in Marseille, France in fact her hull is fresh.

Following the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse accident last March 26th , she was rerouted to Norfolk, Virginia

A traditional village band welcomed guests as they made their way onto the Valletta Waterfront, before making their way to explore Malta’s sights inclusive of the Blue Grotto, the old capital of Mdina, UNESCO World Heritage City Valletta and more. A plaque exchange was held aboard the ship to mark this first call.

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