As of 1st March 2017, Mifsud Brothers Ltd (MBL) which does business as Malta Cruise Services has been appointed as Port Agent for Princess Cruises for the Maltese Islands. As a result of this appointment MBL now represents the entire Holland America Group which consists of Seabourn Cruise Line, Holland America Line (HAL) and Princess Cruises as well as Cunard and P&O (known collectively as Carnival UK) and Carnival Cruise Line.
Queen Elizabeth 2, launched by the Queen of England in 1967 had been Cunard’s flagship liner for 40 years. For four decades, the ship brought prosperity to many guests. On a bitter note, all good things come to an end, and in 2008 the great ocean liner made her final call at Malta’s Grand Harbour on her way to Dubai.
Seabourn Cruise Line recently partnered with UNESCO to promote sustainable tourism at World Heritage sites.
On 14th January, Malta and the Grand Harbour were honoured to be the first port to host Aurora in her circumnavigation of the globe. Apart from Aurora, P&O Oceana will be homeporting out of Grand Harbour throughout 2017. This will be a P&O first for Malta. Both events will crown the 180-year old connection between the company and Malta.