The Port of Valletta in Malta is situated in the centre of the Mediterranean. It is flanked by Sicily, 60 miles to the north, and north Africa, 120 miles to the south. Its central location makes it ideal for east and west Mediterranean cruise itineraries.
The port of Valletta is the gateway to Malta’s rich historical and cultural experience. The award-winning Valletta Cruise Port is situated in a natural deep water harbour, with ease of access to all sized ships, all year round. The quays in the port of Valletta are all ISPS compliant and can handle the larger cruise vessels. There are three passenger facilities, with the main terminal located in the historic Magazino Hall.
Cruise lines benefit from 24/7 support services including bunkering, ship chandelling and ship-repair. In terms of facilities and passenger support services, the country enjoys an excellent reputation for its accommodation facilities, multilingual guides and tourism activities, as well as wide-ranging multimodal transport services. Malta’s diminutive size makes all attractions within close proximity.
One ﬁnds the oldest temples in the world, UNESCO heritage sites and a vibrant Mediterranean lifestyle. All these factors combine to render a call in Malta a memorable experience.
Valletta Cruise Port, a subsidiary of Global Ports Holding, works jointly with other stakeholders to facilitate the stay of guests in the port of Valletta: Transport Malta, the port authority, Malta Tourism Authority, Malta International Airport, ship agents and others.
Those arriving by sea, pass through the historical Valletta Waterfront. A walk to the Baroque city of Valletta will only take 15 minutes. For passengers arriving and departing by air, Malta’s International Airport is located 15 minutes away from the Port of Valletta.
The island of Gozo oﬀers a diﬀerent experience to mainland Malta. This tiny island boasts a laid back lifestyle and its eco-friendliness attracts the most discerning worldwide travellers. Expanding the itinerary to include the sister island of Gozo creates a ‘2 for 1’ bonus, ideal for overnight stays, with no additional port charges and fuel savings.