Norwegian Jade Cruise Photos
Day 12: Valletta (4)
"All aboard" time in Valletta was 5:30 p.m., with departure about half an hour after that, so Cheryl returned to the cruise terminal and Norwegian Jade in late afternoon.
A fuel barge was pumping bunker oil into Norwegian Jade, and members of the crew supplied cold drinks and chilled washcloths to returning passengers.
Just above the pier, the guns of the Saluting Battery loomed
over Norwegian Jade as our ship prepared to sail.
Our departure offered views of the cruise ship Costa neoRiviera, an oil rig, and Fort St. Angelo across the Grand Harbour from downtown Valletta.
On Norwegian Jade's port side, one of the lamps on
Deck 12 had a church dome as a backdrop.
A sightseeing boat of Captain Morgan Cruises was moored along the wharf.
Maltese flags flew above the harbor.
It took only a few minutes for Norwegian Jade to leave the harbor, passing a light on the breakwater on its way to the open sea.
A boat collected the pilot, and we were on our way to Messina, Sicily.
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