2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
The port of Valetta is simply beautiful. We had a port side balcony so I was able to watch as we made our arrival. The walls and forts are astounding. I suggest doing everything you can to have the same experience. You can easily walk ... Read More
The port of Valetta is simply beautiful. We had a port side balcony so I was able to watch as we made our arrival. The walls and forts are astounding. I suggest doing everything you can to have the same experience. You can easily walk to the elevator which takes you to the city. It cost $1eu and is an even in itself. The people are friendly and the city is extremely clean. I don't like the taxis. My daughter was not feeling well so I tried to get a cab no more than 5 minute drive from the ship and he wanted $20eu! that is highway robbery. We settled on $15eu which is still way to much for the duration of the trip. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
La Valletta is incredible, though it is sad to see how things are falling apart. Houses just off the main shopping street stand empty and are in dire need of renovation. This is a typical city that - before the invention of container ... Read More
La Valletta is incredible, though it is sad to see how things are falling apart. Houses just off the main shopping street stand empty and are in dire need of renovation. This is a typical city that - before the invention of container shipping in the 70's was a booming harbor city. Now, it is overrun by tourists. Still worth seeing! Beware the long line for the elevator - we took the stairs, though it was a challenge. If you're not fit, then it is worthwile taking a cab to the top of the city. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
lovely walking city,after getting off the ship walk 500m to the entrance of the harbour and there is a lift that takes you to the start of the city. Midday cannon fire was so-so, only one gun fired
lovely walking city,after getting off the ship walk 500m to the entrance of the harbour and there is a lift that takes you to the start of the city. Midday cannon fire was so-so, only one gun fired Read Less
31 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
VALLETTA: Almost the entire walled town of Valletta on the island of Malta is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The ship docks on the waterfront below the city walls. The easiest way to enter the city is by the new elevators which are an ... Read More
VALLETTA: Almost the entire walled town of Valletta on the island of Malta is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The ship docks on the waterfront below the city walls. The easiest way to enter the city is by the new elevators which are an easy 10 minute walk to the right (northeast) as you exit the port (the TI has free maps of the city as you disembark). The elevator costs just 1 euro to go up and is free to go down. Best of all, the elevator leaves you in the upper Barrakka gardens, which have a fine view over the harbor. From the garden make your way to the Triton fountain, which is at the new gate to the city and is the terminus of bus lines that cover the island (in case you want to take a bus to one of the beach towns or to the historic town of Mdina. Bus fares are cheap and many towns are within 30 minutes by bus. From the Triton fountain walk down the main street (Republikka) to visit the spectacular St. John's (co-) Cathedral, the impressive Grand Master's Palace, and (least interesting) the archeology museum. In high season the cathedral can be a mob scene, so best to go when it first opens before the tour groups arrive. In the afternoon you can take a bus to picturesque Mdina (again, heavily touristed) or to a beach town. The only annoying thing about Valletta is that the return to the ship zig-zags through a gift shop with no apparent exits. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
New years day so wanted to take it easy, took a horse and carriage ride around the city for €40 (or €50 can’t remember but was negotiated €10 cheaper than the ‘official’ price) 2 adults one child, then a wander around the shops ... Read More
New years day so wanted to take it easy, took a horse and carriage ride around the city for €40 (or €50 can’t remember but was negotiated €10 cheaper than the ‘official’ price) 2 adults one child, then a wander around the shops near the port. Read Less

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