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The Port of Valletta

Things to do


Top attractions, not to be missed
• Valletta Waterfront
• Grandmaster’s Palace, Valletta
• St. John’s Co Cathedral, Valletta
• Mdina (Malta’s old capital city)
• Palazzo Falson (Mdina)
• Catacombs (Rabat)
• Blue Grotto
• The Three Cities (Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua)
• Neolithic Temples (UNESCO World Heritage)
• Mosta’s Rotunda (the third largest dome in Europe)
· Gozo (Malta’s sister island)
 

Historic Valletta Waterfront, adjacent to where your cruise ship berths

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Internet

Free WIFI is available in a number of catering outlets along the Valletta Waterfront, opposite where the cruise ship berths.

 

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Museums

With 7,000 years of history, the Maltese Islands are steeped in culture and heritage. This historic legacy, unique in the Mediterranean, is reflected in the country’s national architecture and collections.

There are so many areas of heritage and culture to be explored including the 16th century masterpiece Grandmasters’ Palace, the St. James Centre for Creativity – a superbly restored fortification where contemporary works of art are exhibited against the original rough-textured walls and rediscovered spaces.

St. John's Cathedral

 Transportation

Distance ship to city
Valletta city center is a 15- 20 minute walk (uphill) away from the terminal.

The Malta Tourism Authority information booth distributes free maps to all persons requesting them from the information booth.


Numerous transportation services are available to and from Valletta Cruise Port, thus making it well-connected to Valletta itself and the rest of the Maltese Islands.

By Air – The Malta International Airport services major regional and international air carriers. Valletta Cruise Port is approximately a 15 minutes drive from the airport, where taxis are readily available.

By Taxi - A booking office is available on the Valletta Waterfront promenade providing taxi services and tours at established rates.

By Bus - Hop-on, hop-off bus services are available offering transport to diverse place of interest. Booths from where to book your bus service to Valletta are available on the Valletta Waterfront promenade. A public bus service to Valletta is also available.

By Horsecab – Available in the road adjacent to the Valletta Waterfront. These offer traditional horsecab rides to the City.

By Traditional Dghajsa (boat) and Water Taxi – Tours around the historic Maltese waters including the Grand Harbour, using traditional boats and also water taxis are available.

On Foot – One may opt to stroll to Valletta which takes approximately 20 minutes through Crucifix Hill. However this uphill walk is not recommended on hotter days or for persons who do not walk on a regular basis.

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The Port of Valletta

Described as a city ‘built by gentlemen for gentlemen’, Valletta is home to over 300 places of interest. Imagine sailing into a historic port which hosted famous explorers and traders, from the Phoenicians to the Romans and many others. Cruising into Malta’s Grand Harbour is to arrive in one of the most breathtaking ports in the world which has been celebrated by numerous famous authors and poets. A moment away is the island’s capital city of Valletta, a 16th century masterpiece built by the Knights of St. John, with the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The archipelago islands are centrally located in the Mediterranean Sea, truly a melting pot of major world civilizations and the point where cultures converge. This marriage has allowed Malta to the reputation as an internationally diverse community that is known for its hospitality. 

 Valletta Cruise Port, Malta 

 

Exciting times at Valletta Cruise Port, Malta
Investments continue through the Valletta harbour area to ensure that the service offer remains fresh. Cooperation between the various stakeholders, most notably Valletta Cruise Port’s teamwork with agents, Transport Malta, the Malta Tourism Authority, the Malta International Airport and the Maltese Government, ensures a guaranteed response time combined with competitive pricing. This synergy allows everyone to respond efficiently to the most challenging situations. In line with this, Malta has consistently received the highest ratings from guests and the maritime industry.

More recently Valletta Cruise Port has commissioned a study to analyse the contribution of the cruise industry to the revenue of the Maltese Government and to the Maltese economy. This study is currently being concluded.

Laguna Marina, a small 37-berth marina in the Valletta Waterfront lagoon, was inaugurated in summer 2013. It is located close to the quays and is able to accommodate lengths from 8m to 15m. The project has been shortlisted as an exemplar project as part of the AJ Buildings Library. Other real estate developments in the pipeline include the restoration of the Old Power House, Malta’s first power station, which is located just opposite the quays, as well as the refit of a number of historic vaults overlooking the port to be used as office space.

 

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Exciting times at Valletta Cruise Port, Malta

Investments continue through the Valletta harbour area to ensure that the service offer remains fresh. Cooperation between the various stakeholders, most notably Valletta Cruise Port’s teamwork with agents, Transport Malta, the Malta Tourism Authority, the Malta International Airport and the Maltese Government, ensures a guaranteed response time combined with competitive pricing. This synergy allows everyone to respond efficiently to the most challenging situations. In line with this, Malta has consistently received the highest ratings from guests and the maritime industry.

More recently Valletta Cruise Port has commissioned a study to analyse the contribution of the cruise industry to the revenue of the Maltese Government and to the Maltese economy. This study is currently being concluded.

Laguna Marina, a small 37-berth marina in the Valletta Waterfront lagoon, was inaugurated in summer 2013. It is located close to the quays and is able to accommodate lengths from 8m to 15m. The project has been shortlisted as an exemplar project as part of the AJ Buildings Library. Other real estate developments in the pipeline include the restoration of the Old Power House, Malta’s first power station, which is located just opposite the quays, as well as the refit of a number of historic vaults overlooking the port to be used as office space.