The captain of the M.S. Prinsendam warned us that we best be up early for our entry into the Grand Harbor (also called the Port of Valletta), Malta, if we wanted to see one of the most spectacular arrivals of the cruise. He was absolutely correct. The sun was low on the horizon, giving the ancient Maltese fortification and city walls a soft, warm glow.
Malta is, if anything, even more spectacular than even Santorini. So, while I try to keep destination articles down to six spread out of two weeks, looking at the number of really good shots available to me coaxed me into talking about Malta for twelve articles spread out of four weeks. I hope you don’t get bored, but there is just too much here to spend any less time on the subject.
Indeed, just the entry into the Grand Harbor gave me a dozen worthy shots alone, which make up the images you’ll see today.
I’ll spend the next several articles giving you a bit more of the history and flavor of this destination, but for now let’s just enjoy the view sailing into Malta: