Ferry – 1975 built ELEGANT I

One of the Dover – Ostend route ferry, the PRINCESS MARIE CHRISTINE was scrapped in December 2011 and was seen as ELEGANT I. She was launched by Belliard Hoboken as the PRINCESSE MARIE CHRISTINE in 1975 as yard no 878  for Regie voor Maritiem Transport (RMT), Belgium on their  Ostend  to Dover  route. In 1987 she was repainted in […]

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 […]

Ferry – 1980 built SHERBATSKIY

One of the last remaining ships built for Townsend Thoresen for the Dover – Calais route as the PRIDE OF FREE ENTERPRISE was scrapped in December 2015 and was seen as SHERBATSKIY. She was launched on 31st May 1980 by Schichau Unterweser AG, Germany as yard number 2281 as PRIDE OF FREE ENTERPRISE for Townsend Thoresen […]

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 […]

Heavy Lifting – AMOENITAS discharging at Malta – 25.11.2020

On Tuesday 24th November, 2020 the 2010 built ship AMOENITAS entered Grand Harbour, Malta loaded with 3 maritime assets – tugboat and 2 motor yachts berthing at DWQ 1. Since it was windy discharging operation for the motor yacht STEPHANIE a Maiora 27 model , formerly MEDUSA that was in Dubai was left for Wednesday […]

Valletta Cruise Port – 4 Cruise Ships – 17.10.2019.

Today Thursday 17th October, 2019 Valletta Cruise Port hosted 4 Passenger Ships – i) Entering yesterday Wednesday 16th October at 2206 hrs coming from Dubrovnik, Croatia till today at 2210 hrs bound to Civitavecchia, Italy the 264 metre OCEANA for Pinto 1 and 2 Wharves. ii) Coming from Livorno, Italy the 289 metre EMERALD PRINCESS entered Valletta […]

MBL News – OCEANA and KONINGSDAM at Malta – 03.10.2019

Thursdays are always busy at the Valletta Cruise Port with Cruise Liner OCEANA (P&O) but last Thursday 3rd October Malta Cruise Services a division of Mifsud Brothers Ltd (MBL) had to deal with 2 liners , the other one was the 2016 built ship KONINGSDAM of Holland America Line. Cruise and Fly holidays, launched by […]

Valletta Cruise Port – 4 Passenger Ship Calls – 03.10.2019

Last Thursday 3rd October, 2019 Valletta Cruise Port hosted 4 Passenger Ships – i) 0400-2100 the 264 metre OCEANA for Pinto 1 and 2 Wharves. ii) 0630-2300 the 296 metre KONINGSDAM for Pinto 4 and 5 wharves with barges. Both ships were represented in Malta by Malta Cruise Services, a division of Mifsud Brothers Ltd […]

Cruise Liners – P & O Cruises ORIANA – 26.07.2019

Last October 2018 P & O Cruises announced their decision that their oldest ship in the fleet – ORIANA has to leave the line in August 2019. In fact at the moment she’s during her final cruise. The 1,880 passenger capacity liner joined the cruise line back in 1995 and will depart from Southampton, UK […]