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Malta Holidays

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Be blown away by the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, an amazing 5000-year-old underground necropolis carved from the rock.

Caravaggio’s grisly and breathtaking masterpiece, The Beheading of St John the Baptist, in the St John's Co-Cathedral.

The Għar Dalam Cave and Museum, with its eye-popping find of ancient fossil bones belonging to dwarf elephants, hippopotamuses, wolves, bears and birds, plus Neanderthal teeth.

Enjoy a friendly welcome on a holiday to Malta in the Mediterranean. Packed full of historic sites, fortifications and elegant buildings, Malta is heaven for culture vultures, but there’s fun and relaxation too.

Indulge in one of the island’s spas, or scuba dive in the sapphire seas, exploring the many crags and caves. Sporty types will have a ball paragliding, windsurfing, wakeboarding and water skiing, while Game of Thrones fans will be in raptures spotting locations from the popular series.

During your holiday in Malta, ogle at the armour of the Knights of St John at Valletta’s Grand Master’s Palace, or visit the Museum of Archaeology to find out about Malta’s amazing megalithic temples. You can enjoy open-air concerts at the Pjazza Teatru Rjal, built on the remnants of the former opera house, or see Valletta’s new modern Parliament Building and City Gate.

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When can we take you to Malta?

Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this country. The calendar shows you when one or more ships are departing on a cruise itinerary to Malta. New itineraries will be added, so it’s worth checking back.

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Malta – ports you can visit

Valletta, Malta
Valletta, Malta

Snap panoramic views from Barrakka Gardens and enjoy exploring Valletta’s fine historic buildings, including the Auberge de Castille, Grand Master’s Palace and St John's Co-Cathedral.

What ships can I choose for my Malta cruise?

    Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this location. so it’s worth checking back.

    Make the most of your holiday in Malta with our amazing shore excursions

    With expert local guides, easy 24-hour cancellations, plus guaranteed first off ship and return-to-ship if your tour is delayed, our tailor-made shore excursions allow you to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way. Experience the dazzling lights of the Blue Grotto caves, accessible only by boat, or a fascinating guided tour of the ancient walled cities of Mdina and Valletta. Or live your wildest dreams by swimming with dolphins in their own natural environment, finding out about the biology and behavior of these enthralling creatures on this unforgettable trip. To enjoy a Malta holiday at its very best, see some of our most popular shore excursions below.

    Blue Grotto boat trip & Marsaxlokk

    Delight in the kaleidoscope of blues and greens and unique rock formations in caves accessible only by boat. This four-hour tour includes a scenic drive to the traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk plus free time to explore and shop.

    Mdina & historic Valletta

    Explore the ancient walled cities of Mdina and Valletta, seeing a 9th century cathedral in Mdina, and Upper Barrakka Gardens, St. John's Co-Cathedral and the Magisterial Palace on a fascinating walking tour of Valletta.

    Swimming with dolphins

    Live the dream by interacting with dolphins in the water, experiencing these amazing mammals close up. The trip includes a briefing about dolphin behavior and a 30-minute swim with the dolphins in their own environment.

    Why book a shore excursion with us?

    Guaranteed first off ship

    Book a tour and you’ll enjoy priority departure in port.

    Guaranteed Return To ship

    If our tours are delayed, the ship will wait for you!

    Safety First

    All our shore excursions are planned by insured partners, who adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry.

    Official blog - spotlight on your Malta cruise

    Stay up-to-date with the latest posts from the Official Royal Caribbean Blog dedicated to bringing you travel tips, news and information on over 260 destinations.

    A Cheat's Guide to Malta

    The sparkling island of Malta is brimming with exciting possibilities. Whether it’s diving into a crystal lagoon, exploring a subterranean necropolis, or treating yourself to local delicacies. What will you do first?

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