TUI Cruises has just announced that it will be adding a second ship to be home-ported in Valletta in 2019. This is a first for TUI Cruises ever since they made Malta their home port in 2011. This means 50,000 additional passengers visiting Malta on top of the 2018 figures.
Home-porting is much more economically lucrative for our country since it means that all passengers will actually be starting and ending their cruise in Valletta thus benefitting airlines, especially Air Malta, as well as hotels and other tourist service providers since many of the passengers choose to spend a few days pre or post cruise in Malta.
The addition of a second ship and revamped itineraries means that Maltese people wanting to join these cruises from Valletta will have an enhanced choice of destinations to visit and this includes also calls in Sardinia, Corsica, Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos, and Crete.
Orange Travel Group is now launching special pre-sale prices which are extremely attractive and include the ultra all-inclusive concept which covers just about everything – all meals, drinks, tipping, all 5 excursions, SPA and onboard entertainment.
In the photo above we can see (from L to R) Ms Yesim Duman from, TUI Cruises, Hamburg, Mr Michael Abele, Commercial Director of Orange Travel Group, the Hon Konrad Mizzi, Minister for Tourism and Mr Stephen Xuereb, CEO Valletta Cruise Port during a press conference which took place on board the Mein Schiff 6.