Valletta

Braemar in Valletta, Malta
Braemar in Valletta, Malta
St John's Cathedral in Valletta, Malta

Malta’s 16th century walled capital of Valletta, with its Grand Harbour, is a treasure-chest bristling with Baroque architecture. This most scenic of ancient ports echoes the epic, heroic history of the tiny island it nestles on. Centuries of invasion and siege have brought the influence of Romans, Phoenicians, Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Crusaders and the British – all leaving an enduring mark on Valletta’s cultural heritage. Home to The Knights of Malta, an order created in the Middle Ages, the town is known for museums, palaces and grand churches.

Baroque landmarks include the ornate St. John’s Co-Cathedral; its opulent interior is crowned by Caravaggio’s masterpiece "The Beheading of Saint John".[ReadMoreMob] Other noteworthy attractions include the National Museum of Archaeology, the 16th century Casa Rocca Piccola Palace and the military artefacts in the National War Museum.

The cityscape is probably one of the most stunning in the Mediterranean – the city’s sun-drenched stone walls have an almost permanent warm, honey hue, while colourful, decorative balconies overlook the worn and tethered streets below. Fine restaurants and shops leap out from side streets or are tucked away in charming courtyards.

Valletta is also well-situated to discover the silent city of Mdina, a fortified city in the Northern Region of Malta and home to the Roman burial complex of St. Paul’s Catacombs.

Cruises to Valletta

Around the World from Liverpool

Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool, United Kingdom • Wed 06 Jan 2021
112 nights • Black Watch • W210107

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Itinerary currently under review.

Around the World from Liverpool

Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool, United Kingdom • Thu 07 Jan 2021
111 nights • Black Watch • W210102

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch from Liverpool and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Itinerary currently under review.

Around the World

Around the World

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Fri 08 Jan 2021
108 nights • Black Watch • W2102

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Itinerary currently under review.

Cultures & Landmarks of Polynesia, Australia & Asia

Cultures & Landmarks of Polynesia, Australia & Asia

Departs: Havana, Cuba • Fri 29 Jan 2021
88 nights • Black Watch • W210406

  • Embark on the adventure of a lifetime for chances to discover iconic landmarks; marvel at idyllic island scenes; experience diverse cultures and much more, among some of the world’s most captivating regions and countries.
  • Enjoy a navigation of the impressive Panama Canal; indulge in blissful relaxation at paradise islands in the South Pacific such as Bora-Bora and Mystery Island; and take in Sydney’s famous sights, such as Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
  • Experience the contrasts between unspoilt Indonesian islands and bustling cities including Singapore and Mumbai; take a tour to the Taj Mahal; uncover the ‘Lost City’ of Petra and Israel’s hallowed sites; and much more.

Itinerary currently under review.

Exploring Australia, Asia & the Med

Exploring Australia, Asia & the Med

Departs: Sydney, Australia • Fri 05 Mar 2021
53 nights • Black Watch • W210506

  • Sailing to some of the world’s most diverse, breathtaking and exciting destinations, experience an adventure packed natural wonders and awe-inspiring landscapes; enriching cultures and remarkable history; and much more.
  • See Sydney’s iconic attractions and follow in the Albany’s first European settlers in Australia; and immerse yourself in the contrasts of Asia, from the unspoilt scenes of Indonesian islands to the hustle and bustle of Singapore and Mumbai.
  • Hallowed sites await in Jordan and Israel, including the ‘Lost City’ of Petra, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, while you’ll also sail Egypt’s Suez Canal before discovering the delights of sun-kissed Cypriot, Maltese and Spanish cities.

Itinerary currently under review.

Historic Sites of India, Jordan & Israel

Historic Sites of India, Jordan & Israel

Departs: Colombo, Sri Lanka • Mon 29 Mar 2021
29 nights • Black Watch • W2106

  • Incredible destinations across seven countries in Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean will each captivate you in their own unique, unforgettable way on this enriching voyage of exploration.
  • Three enticing Indian destinations offer diverse highlights: you can marvel at the Taj Mahal on tour from Kochi; explore Goa’s European heritage; and absorb the mix of traditional and modern India in bustling Mumbai.
  • Hallowed sites await in Jordan and Israel, including the ‘Lost City’ of Petra, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, while you’ll also sail Egypt’s Suez Canal before discovering the delights of sun-kissed Cypriot, Maltese and Spanish cities.

Itinerary currently under review.

Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Fri 16 Apr 2021
25 nights • Braemar • M2109

  • An outstanding voyage specially crafted to show you some of Greece’s most unique and authentic sights and experiences, this cruise is packed with the diverse highlights of an array of stunning destinations.
  • The archaeological wonders of ancient towns, cultural and historical gems, beautiful beaches, postcard-perfect scenery and much more – your smaller-sized ship will bring you closer to it all with visits to gorgeous islands such as Crete, Rhodes and Kefallonia.
  • The pièce de résistance is a simply unforgettable scenic cruise of the narrow Corinth Canal aboard Braemar, the longest ship to pass between this incredible waterway’s imposing, carefully carved cliffs.

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Islands of the Mediterranean

Islands of the Mediterranean

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 04 May 2021
18 nights • Borealis • S2109

  • Sail into the Mediterranean in the spring and succumb to the scenic, historical and cultural charms of sun-bathed Spanish, Italian and French destinations on this enchanting island-hopping adventure.
  • Uncover Menorcan highlights such as impressive Monte Toro and glorious beaches; and take advantage of time in Mallorca to explore charming Palma, or take a scenic train ride to beautiful Sóller.
  • Marvel at the dramatic Prunelli Gorges on the fabulous French Island of Corsica; enjoy the scenery, wines and traditions of Sardinia, Italy; and revel in the rich history of Valletta, Malta’s ancient capital.

From £2,899pp

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Mediterranean Discovery with Malta

Mediterranean Discovery with Malta

Departs: Southampton • Sun 07 Nov 2021
13 nights • Bolette • T2127

  • Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Med, as you journey through the region visiting destinations famed for their ancient fortifications and landmarks
  • Beautiful Malta is at the heart of this historic itinerary; visit Valletta to take in iconic sights such as St John’s Cathedral and the Grand Harbour, or tour to medieval Mdina.
  • Ancient treasures await you in the Spanish city of Cartagena, with its magnificent medieval and Roman monuments, and Tangier, a Moroccan gem of minarets, Kasbahs and souks.

From £1,499pp

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Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Departs: Southampton • Tue 15 Feb 2022
28 nights • Balmoral • L2204

  • This journey of contrasts combines the tranquility of ancient towns, the opulence of iconic cities, and the vibrancy of the Venice Carnival.
  • Enjoy ample time in Venice, to catch all the carnival’s sights and sounds; visit Rome from Civitavecchia, to take in iconic sites such as the Colosseum; and uncover Tuscany’s highlights.
  • In Croatia, view the spectacular Adriatic coastline and immerse yourself in centuries of history amongst the ancient walls, churches and monasteries of UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.

From £3,199pp

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Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Departs: Southampton • Tue 15 Feb 2022
28 nights • Balmoral • L2204SN

  • This journey of contrasts combines the tranquility of ancient towns, the opulence of iconic cities, and the vibrancy of the Venice Carnival.
  • Enjoy ample time in Venice, to catch all the carnival’s sights and sounds; visit Rome from Civitavecchia, to take in iconic sites such as the Colosseum; and uncover Tuscany’s highlights.
  • In Croatia, view the spectacular Adriatic coastline and immerse yourself in centuries of history amongst the ancient walls, churches and monasteries of UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.

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Discovering the Caribbean & the Adriatic

Discovering the Caribbean & the Adriatic

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
27 nights • Braemar • M220607

  • A unique cruise adventure featuring a rare combination of Caribbean and Adriatic sights and highlights, with a magical transatlantic crossing included for good measure.
  • Seek out a slice of Caribbean paradise; feel St Vincent’s black sands between your toes, discover Guadeloupe’s volcanic scenery, ride the famous St Kitts railway and much more.
  • In the Adriatic, cruise the fjord-like Bay of Kotor; immerse yourself in ancient history in Kotor, Dubrovnik and Split; and visit Venice, for iconic landmarks, canals and gondolas

From £3,299pp

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Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
37 nights • Braemar • M220608

  • This cruise makes for a unique holiday, offering chances to explore the Adriatic, Caribbean and Greek islands – and experience magical scenic cruising – on one itinerary.
  • Taste Caribbean paradise at islands such as St Vincent and St Kitts; sail the Atlantic and fjord-like Bay of Kotor; and visit UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • In Greece, you’ll navigate the Corinth Canal; and get to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Rhodes, Crete, Kefallonia and the ancient city of Athens too.

From £5,049pp

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Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
59 nights • Braemar • M220610

  • Discover the sights and highlights of the Caribbean, Adriatic and Greek Islands, join a spectacular Spanish celebration, and experience unforgettable scenic cruising on one incredible itinerary.
  • Taste Caribbean paradise at islands such as St Vincent and St Kitts; sail the Atlantic and fjord-like Bay of Kotor; and visit UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • In Greece, cruise the remarkable Corinth Canal and uncover iconic ancient sites; then in Spain, visit Seville in time to catch the final day of Feria de Abril.

From £7,899pp

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Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
47 nights • Braemar • M220609

  • This cruise makes for a unique holiday, offering chances to explore the Adriatic, Caribbean and Greek islands – and experience magical scenic cruising – on one itinerary.
  • Taste Caribbean paradise at islands such as St Vincent and St Kitts; sail the Atlantic and fjord-like Bay of Kotor; and visit UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • In Greece, cruise between the pinching cliff faces of the Corinth Canal; and uncover ancient treasures in Crete, Kefallonia, Olympia and the legendary city of Athens too.

From £6,649pp

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Croatia, Italy & Montenegro

Croatia, Italy & Montenegro

Departs: Malaga • Fri 01 Apr 2022
12 nights • Braemar • M2207

  • Discover beautiful, historic regions nestled along gorgeous Adriatic coastline, as smaller-scaled Braemar takes you closer to destinations in Croatia, Italy and Montenegro.
  • Experience scenic cruising of the fjord-like Bay of Kotor; explore Kotor’s beautifully preserved medieval centre; and discover the historic delights of UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • Visiting Venice is an undoubted highlight; you’ll get to see iconic landmarks and ride a gondola on the famous canals, and even visit the charming, laid-back fishing town of Chioggia.

From £1,899pp

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Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Malaga • Fri 01 Apr 2022
22 nights • Braemar • M220708

  • An exciting exploration of the Med and Adriatic, offering chances to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of iconic destinations and experience unforgettable small-ship scenic cruising.
  • On your Adriatic adventure, sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor; explore terracotta-topped Dubrovnik and Split; and discover the legendary landmarks and canals of Venice.
  • In Greece, cruise between the pinching cliff faces of the Corinth Canal; and uncover ancient treasures in Rhodes, Crete, Kefallonia and the legendary city of Athens too.

From £3,599pp

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Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Malaga • Fri 01 Apr 2022
32 nights • Braemar • M220709

  • An exciting exploration of the Med and Adriatic, offering chances to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of iconic destinations and experience unforgettable small-ship scenic cruising.
  • On your Adriatic adventure, sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor; explore terracotta-topped Dubrovnik and Split; and discover the legendary landmarks and canals of Venice.
  • In Greece, cruise between the pinching cliff faces of the Corinth Canal; and uncover ancient treasures in Crete, Kefallonia, Olympia and the legendary city of Athens too.

From £5,249pp

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Andalusia, Greek Islands & the Adriatic

Andalusia, Greek Islands & the Adriatic

Departs: Malaga • Fri 01 Apr 2022
44 nights • Braemar • M220710

  • An exciting exploration of the Med and Adriatic packed with highlights; discover iconic sites, be part of spectacular celebrations; and experience unforgettable scenic cruising.
  • Sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor and the remarkable Corinth Canal; and visit Seville in time to catch the final day of Feria de Abril.
  • Seek-out the historic sites of Dubrovnik, Split and ancient Greek islands and cities including Rhodes, Crete and Athens, plus capture the magic of Venice with its legendary landmarks and canals.

From £6,549pp

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Greek Islands and Corinth Canal

Greek Islands and Corinth Canal

Departs: Valletta • Wed 13 Apr 2022
10 nights • Braemar • M2208

  • Make unforgettable memories on a seemingly impossible navigation through the narrowing cliffs of Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal, only possible thanks to record-breaking Braemar’s smaller size.
  • Uncover the captivating sights and sites of Greek islands, including the centuries-old wonders, beautiful beaches and palm-lined promenades of Crete, Rhodes, sleepy Syros and Kefallonia too.
  • On the mainland, Katakolon and Piraeus are your gateways to the iconic ancient sites of Olympia and Athens, home of the awe-inspiring Acropolis.

From £2,099pp

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Corinth Canal & Greek Islands

Corinth Canal & Greek Islands

Departs: Valletta • Wed 13 Apr 2022
20 nights • Braemar • M220809

  • Make unforgettable memories on a seemingly impossible navigation through the narrowing cliffs of Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal, only possible thanks to record-breaking Braemar’s smaller size.
  • Uncover the captivating sights and sites of Greek islands, including the centuries-old wonders, beautiful beaches and palm-lined promenades of Crete, Rhodes, sleepy Syros and Kefallonia too.
  • On the mainland, Katakolon and Piraeus are your gateways to the iconic ancient sites of Olympia and Athens, home of the awe-inspiring Acropolis.

From £3,749pp

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Corinth Canal & Greek Islands with Andalusia

Corinth Canal & Greek Islands with Andalusia

Departs: Valletta • Wed 13 Apr 2022
32 nights • Braemar • M220810

  • Featuring an itinerary packed with highlights, this specially crafted cruise is a chance to enjoy outstanding experiences in Spain’s beautiful Andalusia region and Greece.
  • You’ll experience two unforgettable navigations of the remarkable Corinth Canal; and visit Seville in time for the final day of the annual Feria de Abril celebrations.
  • Braemar will also take you closer to the ancient sites and beaches of Greek islands, and the attractions of Cádiz and Malaga, famed for their historic, aesthetic and artistic treasures.

From £5,049pp

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Greek Islands and Corinth Canal

Greek Islands and Corinth Canal

Departs: Valletta • Sat 23 Apr 2022
10 nights • Braemar • M2209

  • Make unforgettable memories on a seemingly impossible navigation through the narrowing cliffs of Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal, only possible thanks to record-breaking Braemar’s smaller size.
  • Uncover the captivating sights and sites of Greek islands, including the centuries-old wonders, beautiful beaches and palm-lined promenades of Crete and Kefallonia too.
  • On the mainland, Katakolon and Piraeus are your gateways to the iconic ancient sites of Olympia and Athens, home of the awe-inspiring Acropolis and mighty Parthenon.

From £1,999pp

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Corinth Canal & Greek Islands with Andalusia

Corinth Canal & Greek Islands with Andalusia

Departs: Valletta • Sat 23 Apr 2022
22 nights • Braemar • M220910

  • Featuring an itinerary packed with highlights, this specially crafted cruise is a chance to enjoy outstanding experiences in Spain’s beautiful Andalusia region and Greece.
  • You’ll experience an unforgettable navigation of the remarkable Corinth Canal; and visit Seville in time for the final day of the annual Feria de Abril celebrations.
  • Braemar will also take you closer to the ancient sites and beaches of Greek islands, and the attractions of Cádiz and Malaga, famed for their historic, aesthetic and artistic treasures.

From £3,349pp

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Exploring Andalusia with the Feria de Abril

Exploring Andalusia with the Feria de Abril

Departs: Valletta • Tue 03 May 2022
10 nights • Braemar • M2210

  • Experience Andalusia at its most authentic, including a chance to catch the excitement of Feria de Abril, as Braemar takes you closer to four of the region’s most captivating cities.
  • You’ll dock centrally in each destination, including stunning Seville, where you can see Feria de Abril’s spectacular parades and fireworks, and even learn sultry Flamenco dancing.
  • Enjoy chances to explore charming Old Town Cádiz; revel in the aesthetic and artistic delights of Malaga; plus, unravel the maritime history of Lisbon.

From £1,699pp

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Corinth Canal and Greek Islands

Corinth Canal and Greek Islands

Departs: Southampton • Fri 23 Sep 2022
25 nights • Braemar • M22CC

  • Make unforgettable memories on a seemingly impossible navigation through the narrowing cliffs of Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal, made possible thanks to record-breaking Braemar’s smaller size.
  • Uncover the captivating sights and sites of Greek islands, including the ancient wonders, beautiful beaches and palm-lined promenades of Crete, Rhodes, sleepy Syros and Kefallonia too.
  • Immerse yourself in the Mediterranean magic of stunning islands and cities in Spain, Italy, Malta and Portugal, and revel in the spectacular sight of the mighty Stromboli Volcano.

From £4,999pp

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Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Departs: Dover • Tue 27 Sep 2022
28 nights • Balmoral • L2222

  • Visiting five stunning cities in five different countries, be immersed in the remarkable ancient history, authentic flavours and breathtaking beauty of the Black Sea.
  • Step back to the days of Ottoman rule in unmistakable Istanbul; and take the chance to visit wine valleys and tea plantations in Russia and Georgia.
  • You can explore Odessa’s labyrinth-like Catacombs, and the Danube Delta – on boat tour from Constanta – too, while you’ll also experience the best of the beautiful Mediterranean.

From £4,299pp

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