Malta Naval Visits – USNS TRENTON T-EPF 5 – 12 to 18th Nov 2021

On Friday 12th November, 2021 the Spearhead Class Expeditionary Fast Transport Vessel USNS TRENTON T-EPF 5 called at Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call and the first of the Class to enter Grand Harbour passing breakwaters at 1423 hrs. The Spearhead class ships is a United States Navy led shipbuilding program to provide “a platform […]

Valletta Cruise Port – Cruise Liner MSC VIRTUOSA maiden call – 10.11.2021

On Wednesday 10th November, 2021 the 2021 built liner MSC VIRTUOSA entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call on a dull day passing breakwaters at 0702 hrs berthing at Valletta Cruise Port. MSC VIRTUOSA is a Meraviglia-Plus built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France. She is the second ship in the Meraviglia-Plus class and sister ship to MSC […]

Valletta Cruise Port – MSC GRANDIOSA as first cruise liner for 2021

On Thursday 28th January, 2021 the 2019 built cruise liner MSC GRANDIOSA called at Valletta Cruise Port marking her the first cruise liner for the year 2021. In fact she entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0718 hrs coming from Napoli berthing at her usual berth at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves, Valletta Cruise Port. On […]

Valletta Cruise Port – MSC GRANDIOSA calling weekly to Malta.

One of the very few cruise liners operating in the world because of the Pandemic Disease COVID-19 is the 2019 built MSC GRANDIOSA, currently the flagship of MSC Cruises. Though sometimes with less than 500 passengers, every Thursday of the week she’s seen entering Grand Harbour, Malta. Above back to 5th November, 2020 with MSC […]

Cruise Liner News – 3 MSC cruise liners at Grand Harbour during October 2020

MSC Cruises or MSC Crociere is a global cruise line based in Genoa, Italy. Founded in 1989 at Naples, Italy it is part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC), the world’s second biggest container shipping operator. During the month of October 2020, we saw three ships at Grand Harbour, Malta – The 2019 built 332 metre long […]

Cruise Liner News – MSC GRANDIOSA suspected COVID-19 case – 16.10.2020

Today on Friday 16th October, 2020 the Maltese authorities did not let any passengers from disembarking to shore from the cruise liner MSC GRANDIOSA over a suspected case of COVID-19 according to Tourism Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli. Although she entered Grand Harbour at 0615 hrs with her last port of call was Palermo, berthing at […]

Cruise Liner News – MSC GRANDIOSA denied entry to Malta – 10.03.2020

The 2019 built cruise liner MSC GRANDIOSA was denied entry to Valletta, Malta on Tuesday 10th March, 2020 with over 2,500 aboard with her last port of call was Palermo, Sicily. Image below is at 0031 hrs. The decision was clarified by the Maltese Government with Prime Minister Dr. Robert Abela during an extraordinary news conference […]