Cruising to Malta
Malta is fast becoming one of the top players in the Mediterranean Cruise Industry. Through its geographical and logistic position, being only 70 miles south of Sicily and in the Heart of the Med, it is a strategic port of call for several en route Cruise liners. This is proven by the large amount of cruise ships that visit Malta. In fact the year 2008 has seen the ½ millionth cruise liner passenger that arrived at the Valletta Waterfront.
The New state-of-the-art Valletta Waterfront Cruise Terminal is furnished with the latest facilities and port services that provide the gateway to the Mediterranean. The cruise terminal also enjoys excellent air flight connections. Cruises that come to Malta only serve as a Taste of Malta as cruise passengers get only a few hours’ time to get a glimpse of our Capital City Valletta. However, this serves as a motivation to the passengers to book their next holiday to Malta.
The Maltese Islands are blessed with excellent weather and surrounded by clear blue seas. Temperatures vary throughout the year with the hottest months being June, July and August. The spring months also bring favourable weather, with only a small drop in temperature from the summer months. This makes Malta an ideal Holiday Destination for couples, families, incentive groups or team building events.
Cruising around the Maltese Islands
Whilst cruising around the Maltese Islands there are many bays, anchorages and harbours to visit, and a coastline full of craggy inlets and bays, many wonderfully secluded, that are inaccessible from land. Sailors have the privilege of dropping anchor for a swim, snorkel and relax in total solitude.
Sailing to the neighboring islands of Gozo and Comino is a must, with visits to the Blue Lagoon in Comino, a sheltered inlet of shimmering aquamarine blue water or to Mgarr Ix-Xini in Gozo, a deep gorge in the high cliffs ending with a quaint beach. These are just a few of the picturesque and tranquil locations to be found on the Maltese islands.
For further information about Cruising to and Around the Maltese Islands kindly contact The Victoria Hotel Malta directly.