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

Cartagena looking over the Roman Amphitheater, Spain Cartagena looking over the Roman Amphitheater, Spain Cartegena, Spain

Mediterranean Discovery with Malta • T2127

 Southampton
Bolette
Sun 07 Nov 2021
13 nights
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Med
  • Beautiful Malta is at the heart of this historic itinerary
  • Ancient treasures await you in the Spanish city of Cartagena
Venice canals and iconic gondelas

Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival • L2204

 Southampton
Balmoral
Tue 15 Feb 2022
26 nights
  • Tranquillity of ancient towns & opulence of iconic cities
  • Enjoy time in Venice, to catch carnival’s sights & sounds
  • In Croatia, view the spectacular Adriatic coastline
Venice gondalas with stunning sunset Venice gondalas with stunning sunset Venice gondalas with stunning sunset

Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival • L2204SN

 Southampton
Balmoral
Tue 15 Feb 2022
28 nights
  • The tranquillity of ancient towns & opulence of iconic cities
  • Enjoy time in Venice, to catch carnival’s sights & sounds
  • In Croatia, view the spectacular Adriatic coastline
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Braemar cruising the corinth canal, Greece Braemar cruising the corinth canal, Greece Braemar cruising the Corinth canal, Greece

Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece • M2212

 Southampton
Braemar
Wed 20 Apr 2022
25 nights
  • Sail the extremely narrow Corinth Canal
  • Discover the archaeological site of Olympia
  • Explore the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens
Braemar cruising the Corinth Canal, Greece Braemar cruising the Corinth Canal, Greece Braemar cruising the Corinth Canal, Greece

Corinth Canal and Greek Islands • M22CC

 Southampton
Braemar
Fri 23 Sep 2022
25 nights
  • Sail through the narrowing cliffs of Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal
  • Uncover the captivating sights and sites of Greek islands
  • Immerse yourself in the Mediterranean magic of stunning cities in Spain
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure • L2222

 Dover
Balmoral
Tue 27 Sep 2022
28 nights
  • Visiting five stunning cities in five different countries
  • Take the chance to visit wine valleys in Russia
  • You’ll also experience the best of the Mediterranean
Sydney Opera house, evening view, Australia Sydney Opera house, evening view, Australia Sydney harbour at night with bridge, Australia

World Cruise from Liverpool • S220107

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 04 Jan 2022
105 nights
  • Embark on an incredible exploration aboard Borealis
  • Marvel at Sydney’s Harbour Bridge
  • Experience the contrasts between Singapore & Asian islands
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Taj Mahal, India Taj Mahal, India Taj Mahal S2202

World Cruise • S2202

 Southampton
Borealis
Thu 06 Jan 2022
101 nights
  • Embark on an incredible exploration aboard Borealis
  • Sample paradise at unspoilt Pacific Islands
  • Sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals
Singapore marina at night with city skyline, Asia Singapore marina at night with city skyline, Asia Singapore skyline at night

Around the World, Southampton to Liverpool • S220207

 Southampton
Borealis
Thu 06 Jan 2022
103 nights
  • Embark on an incredible exploration aboard Borealis
  • Marvel at Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge
  • Experience the contrasts between Singapore & Asian islands
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