Cruise Liner News – MSC SINFONIA drydocking at Malta from 19.02 to 21.03.2024

The 2002 French built 275 m cruise liner MSC SINFONIA was seen again calling at Grand Harbour, bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard, She passed breakwaters on Monday 19th February at 0742 hrs bound to Dock 6 coming from Palermo. Last 6th January she had a mishap when strong whirlwinds broke her mooring lines of which […]

Cruise Liner – LE JACQUES CARTIER

The sixth ship of the Ponant Explorers class of cruise ships operated by the French line Compagnie du Ponant is LE JACQUES CARTIER. In March 2018, Ponant announced the order of two additional 180-passenger expedition ships including LE JACQUES CARTIER of which MALTA SHIP PHOTOS had the opportunity to photograph from the air the towage […]

Conservation Ships – RAINBOW WARRIOR (III) at Malta – April 2022

On Friday 8th April, 2022 the 2011 built sailing ship RAINBOW WARRIOR (III) passed breakwaters at 1319 hrs coming from Heraklion Greece. Rainbow Warrior (III) is owned by the environmental activist group Greenpeace International. She’s the first purpose built ship since here predecessors RAINBOW WARRIOR (I) and RAINBOW WARRIOR (II) were converted ships. A $32m (€23m) […]

Yachting – 2022 built ALCHEMIST at Malta – March 2022

On Friday 25th March the 2022 delivered 61.87 metre superyacht ALCHEMIST entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0741 hrs coming from Bizerte, Tunisia. Originally she was due to enter the previous day in the afternoon but due to weather conditions she changed ETA. She was built in Italy by Sanlorenzo and designed by Officina Italiana Design […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner MSC ORCHESTRA from 25.10 to 10.11.2021.

Since MSC Cruises bought 50 % stake in Palumbo Malta Shipyards back to July 2020 , more MSC Crociere liners are calling to the yard. For the second time this year the 294 metres long cruise liner MSC ORCHESTRA entered Grand Harbour at 1642 hrs on Monday 25th October coming from Monfalcone, Italy berthing starboard […]

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 […]

Fishing Vessels – TOK TOK

A British built fishing vessel which ended her years in black events was the 1975 built TOK TOK. She was originally the Petershead Tynedraft 86 Class Fishing Vessel GOLDEN DAWN bearing fishing matricola PD 211 and later while she was delivered to Maltese owners she was flying Irish (IRL) Flag and with matricola as BS […]