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.
MBL now represents six of the eight Carnival Corporation brands that call to the Maltese Islands. MBL was also the catalyst in attracting Seabourn in 2006 and later HAL to call at the sister island of Gozo (at anchor) making it the port agency that has handled by far the largest number of calls at anchor at the picturesque Xlendi creek, off Mgarr Harbour and even off Dwejra.
Since 1998, under the helm of myself and director of port operations, Massimo Schembri, MBL has grown steadily and represents Hapag Lloyd, Viking Cruise Line, Saga Shipping, Clipper Cruise Line, Phoenix and ISP vessels together with the six Carnival lines brands which cumulatively in 2017 will translate into ninety day calls made up of overnight, regular day calls, turnarounds and homeporting calls. In a recent effort to increase efficiency and to cater for the increase in the number of vessels being handled, Giuseppe Attard has joined the company as Port Agency Executive to assist the team.
MBL operates out of its modern offices close to the cruise terminal in an area called Grand Harbour, Marsa which is only three minutes away from Valletta Cruise Port (Cruise Terminal).