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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maltese Islands – Bugibba Perched Beach

The only sandy beach in St. Paul’s Bay Area is the BUGIBBA PERCHED BEACH located on the side of the promenade in Dawret il-Gzejjer, in the main area between Qawra and Bugibba which is a complete touristic area. In June 2006 a project to build a sandy beach at Bugibba started which was planned for completion […]

Dredging Works – Balluta Bay Sand Reclamation – June 2019

A new technology was used at Balluta Bay, dredging sand off the sea bottom and depositing it on the beach to refurbish the sandy bay. Mr. Sandro Gatt, who was the designated person responsible for the project on behalf of the Polidano Group, explained that last year the process had been carried out manually with […]

MBL News – SEA DREAM II calling at Gozo – 10.07.2013

SEA DREAM II was built by STX Finland at Helsinki. The vessel is in SeaDream Yacht Club’s fleet since 2001 with her fleetmates are the sistership SEA DREAM I (1984) and the new build mega-yacht SEADREAM INNOVATION which is expected to start sailing from 2021. The cruise ship is company’s second all-inclusive yacht, with sistership SEA […]