On Live Voyage Reports: Valletta, Mdina, and a Memorable Sail-Away

Silversea's Silver Wind once again leads the pack of cruise ships present in Valletta, Malta. Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders
Silversea’s Silver Wind once again leads the pack of cruise ships present in Valletta, Malta. Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders

Silversea’s Silver Wind sailed into Valletta, Malta this morning, and I stepped ashore to discover what has unquestionably been my favorite port of call so far on this voyage. I had heard amazing things about Malta from friends who had been here before, and I have to say I was not disappointed.

To get properly acquainted with Malta, I opted to take Silversea’s 4.5-hour long Valletta & Mdina shore excursion that would showcase both Malta’s current and former capital cities, respectively.

Overlooking Valletta's Grand Harbour from the Gardens. Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders
Overlooking Valletta’s Grand Harbour from the Gardens. Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders

We started with a visit to the Upper Barracca Gardens, just a short distance away from Silver Wind’s berth. This stunning open park was created in 1775 on the bastion of St. Peter and Paul, and provides a sweeping panorama of city’s Grand Harbour.

Following that, we walked Valletta’s grand streets, venturing down Trio Il-Merkanti – or Merchant’s Street – to St. John’s Co-Cathedral.

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