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 […]
Ferry Service – Grandi Navi Veloci calling to Malta with different ships – 15.03.2021 to 14.05.2021
Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) started a connection of ferry service linking Malta with Palermo with first ship calling on Saturday 16th January, 2021 – Read our article – https://maltashipnews.com/2021/03/15/ferry-service-grandi-navi-veloci-calling-to-malta-with-different-ships-16-01-2021-to-15-03-2021/ On Monday 15th March the 2003 Italian built and owned ropax LA SUPREMA called at Grand Harbour, Malta berthing at DWQ 4. On Friday 19th and Wednesday 24th March […]
Weather Conditions – Easterly Strong Wind on Friday 16th April 2021.
With a mild winter around the Maltese Islands, the first spring season strong winds occurred on Friday 16th April 2021 with wind blowing Easterly Force 8 wind decreasing and backing NE Force 7 overnight. All Bunkering Operations were suspended due to the current weather conditions and most of the vessels were sheltering on the lee […]
Ferry Service – Grandi Navi Veloci calling to Malta with different ships – 16.01.2021 to 15.03.2021
Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) started a connection of ferry service linking Malta with Palermo with first ship calling on Saturday 16th January, 2021 at 1515 hrs – the 1994 built ropax AF MARINA which entered Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time coming from Palermo via Messina Straits. Within a week we saw the German built ropax GNV […]
Ferry – GNV AZZURRA
One of the GNV’s (Grandi Navi Veloci) ferries around is the 1981 built ropax GNV AZZURRA. In the late 70s the Swedish shipbuilding industry was suffering from a downturn, with little to no ships in order from Swedish shipyards. To help the industry the Swedish Prime Minister Ola Ullsten persuaded Rederi AB Gotland to order new ferries from Öresundsvarvet […]
Ferry Service – GNV CRISTAL at Malta – January 2021
The German built ropax GNV CRISTAL called again for the second time within a week entering Grand Harbour, Malta on Friday 29th January, 2021 at 1244 hrs coming from Palermo, Sicily. Originally her eta was at 1130 hrs but due to Malta Maritime Pilots meeting she had to adjust eta at 1230 hrs. She was […]
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 […]
Ferry News – Grandi Navi Veloci linking Malta with Palermo – January 2021.
The Italian Shipping Company established in 1992 Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) started a connection of ferry service linking Malta with Palermo. On Saturday 16th January, 2021 at 1515 hrs the 1994 built ropax AF MARINA entered Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time coming from Palermo via Messina Straits. She was built by Cantieri Navali […]
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 […]
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 […]