Tuesday, February 12, 2008
We recently sailed into Malta on the fabulous Costa Concordia. What a beautiful ship! Great balcony staterooms and the public rooms are incredible!
Sailing into Malta in the early morning is quite an experience. You think you have gone back to the middle ages. What a scene to behold!
This truly is a great island nation to explore. the official language besides Maltese is English. So no matter where you go there are no language barriers for Americans.
The architecture is incredible, a lot of which dates back centuries and the people are so warm and welcoming.
We took the tourist bus around the island. It's the real bargain here.
If you just want to explore Malta and not go to any neighboring islands, then that's the way to do it. Don't bother with any tours from the ship.
We rode all around the island and then had lunch in a little seaside town and back on the bus to return to Valetta. We saw all there was to see for a fraction of the cost of ship tours.
Don't forget to try the local beer.
If you want to check out more about Costa Cruises go to http://www.cruisepeople.com/