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General Information

General Information

Valletta Cruise Port

Malta is strategically positioned in the centre of the Mediterranean offering endless possibilities for Eastern and Western itineraries. We welcome ships of all sizes, from luxury boutique lines to large resort class ships.

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  • Deep Water Quay (spill-over quay)
    Total Berthing: 488m
    Max. Vessel LOA: 333m
    Max. Draught: up to 12m
  • Lab Wharf Quay (spill-over quay)
    Total Berthing: 443m
    Max. Vessel LOA: 360m
    Max. Draught: 7.6m>15.7m
  • Wine Wharf Quay
    Total Berthing: 73m
    Max. Vessel LOA: 153m
    Max. Draught: up to 8m
  • Quays 1-2
    Total Berthing: 307m
    Max. Vessel LOA: 360m
    Max. Draught: up to 11m
  • Boiler Wharf Quay (spill-over quay)
    Total Berthing: 383m
    Max. Vessel LOA: 294m
    Max. Draught: 6.6m>8m
  • Quay 3
    Total Berthing: 171m
    Max. Vessel LOA: 220m
    Max. Draught: 9.8m>11m
  • Quays 4-5
    Total Berthing: 252m
    Max. Vessel LOA: 360m
    Max. Draught: 11m>12m
Maximum Ship Dimensions For Berth

Length: 360m
Width: No restrictions
Beam: No restrictions
Draught: 12m

General Information

Region: West Med
Terminals: 3
Bus Capacity: 50+
Turnaround Port: Yes


Available: Not required
Ship Tender Allowed: Not required
Tugs Available: Yes
Tidal Movement/Range: 0.5m Max

Quays / Berths

Total Number of Berths: 7
Total Berthing Line Length: 2,117m
Quay Depth: >12m

Distances / Transportation

City Center: 1.5km
Airport: 6km - Malta International Airport (MLA)
Shuttle Service: Available
Other: Taxis, public and open-top buses, horse cabs, traditional boats, the Upper Barrakka Lift and parking facilites

Port Security Information

ISPS-compliant: Yes

Services Provided at Pier

Bunkerning: Available via bunker barge or road tanker
Water Supply: Available upon request by road bowser
Waste Management, Sewage & Recycling: Collection by authorised waste collectors
Ship Supplies: Available upon request


Valletta Cruise Port is host to a natural deep-water harbour, offering access to all sized ships, year-round. There are two passenger terminal facilities with the main terminal located in the historic Magazino Hall. It is fully modernized and equipped with all necessities, including check-in counters, a comfortable waiting area, and accessibility for guests with different abilities.

A Wi-Fi link from the Magazino Hall to the ship allows for simultaneous onboard registration and check-in. The facilities are easily capable of processing a minimum of 500 guests per hour.


Malta's convenient size makes everything within close proximity. Whether for homeporting or turnaround operations, Valletta Cruise Port is just minutes away from Malta International Airport. The airport handles over six million passengers per year for both scheduled and non-scheduled services connecting to all major and secondary European cities and valuable source markets. A wide variety of major hotels are also available and the capital city of Valletta is a short fifteen-minute walk to the port. Thus, Malta offers the exciting opportunity to combine air or land and cruise tours.

To Malta International Airport (MLA):
- Car/Taxi: 12 min
- Public Transport: 40 min (from Valletta bus terminal via Route X4)

To Valletta City Centre:
- Walking: 30 min
- Public Transport: 15 min (3 stops via Route 130)
- Car/Taxi: 7 min

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