Notifications Archive

STOCK UP FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

PRESS RELEASE – FROM THE DRAWING BOARD TO THE INCAT SHIPYARD

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Hull 089, the new 110 meter RoPax ferry on order from Virtu Ferries is taking shape at the INCAT shipbuilding yard in Derwent, Tasmania. The Wavepiercing Catamaran will carry 900 passengers and 23 heavy commercial trailers, equivalent to 490 truck lane meters or 167 private vehicles.

The vessel will be named after Saint John Paul II. Virtu Ferries had the honour and pleasure of welcoming HH Pope John Paul II, on board ACC San Frangisk, on that momentous return voyage between Grand Harbour, Valletta, St Paul’s Islands and Gozo on 27th May 1990. His Holiness’ re-entry into Grand Harbour, surrounded by hundreds of people in a fleet of boats, including many in a traditional Maltese dghajsa or luzzu, lingers in the Island’s collective memory.

At 1000 tons deadweight Saint John Paul II will be the largest RoPax Catamaran operating in the Mediterranean and the second largest in the world. The vessel is being built in accordance with the EU Maritime Green Policy, which seeks to promote an innovative, competitive and environmentally-friendly maritime industry. Shipbuilders INCAT are world leaders in the field.

The standard, well-tried, INCAT Wavepiercer Hull design was modified after extensive hydrodynamic model trials in the state-of-the-art UK Ministry of Defence Ocean Basin Research Facility in Gosport Hampshire, headed by Seaspeed Marine Consulting Limited UK.  This is the first time such research model testing has been carried out on high speed vessels of this tonnage. A world first for the Maltese maritime industry.

The Saint John Paul II will join the Jean De La Valette on the Malta-Sicily route to, in practical ever-day terms, bring Malta closer to Europe. At a cruising speed of 38 knots (70.4 km per hour) the Saint John Paul II will make the crossing in approximately 90 minutes.

Virtu have been operating a scheduled high speed ferry service between Malta and Sicily since 1988 and commissioned the Saint John Paul II specifically for the Malta Channel route. Passengers can look forward to travelling to our closest neighbour, Sicily, in six luxury lounges, with a design based on twenty eight years of surveyed passenger feedback. The Club Class lounge is on the Bridge Deck. The five other lounges are on the Main Deck, one forward and aft, another two amidships on the port and starboard sides, and a designated Truckers lounge with additional facilities, after a hard day’s work.  Outside seating is provided on both passenger decks.

Like all Virtu vessels, including those operating between Venice and Adriatic ports and Spain and Morocco, the Saint John Paul II will fly the Malta Flag.

SITUATION VACANT – CABIN CREW

Monday, September 25th, 2017

SITUATION VACANT – TERMINAL SECURITY (FULLTIME)

Monday, September 25th, 2017

SITUATION VACANT – RESERVATIONS / FRONT OFFICE CLERK

Monday, September 25th, 2017

RE: YEARLY MAINTENANCE 22ND – 26TH JANUARY 2018

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

RE:  M/V ‘JEAN DE LA VALETTE’

==  YEARLY MAINTENANCE 22ND – 26TH JANUARY 2018

 Please note that M/V ‘Jean De La Valette’ will be out of service between the 22nd January and the 26th January 2018 (both dates inclusive).  Last trip :  Sunday 21st January.  We shall resume our services on Saturday 27th January. 

Thanks and regards, 

Virtu Ferries. 

ORGANIZE YOUR OWN SICILY TOUR WITH VIRTU FERRIES

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Furniture exhibition by Bosello Arredamenti

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Furniture exhibition by Bosello Arredameneti Casa, Siracusa – at The Virtu Ferries Passenger Terminal & Business Centre in Marsa, from 10.00am till 06.00pm on the 22nd & 23rd of April. Fantastic prices and service! www.bosellocasa.it

Furniture exhibition by Bosello Arredameneti Casa, Siracusa – at The Virtu Ferries Passenger Terminal & Business Centre in Marsa, from 10.00am till 06.00pm on the 22nd & 23rd of April. Fantastic prices and service! www.bosellocasa.it

PRESS RELEASE – VIRTU FERRIES TERMINAL & BUSINESS CENTRE

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

3RD APRIL 2017

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Sicilian Suppliers Exhibiting at the Virtu Ferries Terminal & Business Centre

The public was treated to the first in a series of exhibitions by Sicilian suppliers and manufacturers at the Virtu Ferries Terminal and Business Centre.  Inventa Design, already well established suppliers of furniture in Malta, turned the terminal into a hive of activity giving Maltese families and prospective buyers the opportunity of comparing quality and prices on their very doorstep.

Over the coming weeks a vast range of products will be exhibited at the Business Centre which has been made available to Sicilian companies interested in the Malta market. Virtu have invited renowned Sicilian suppliers to make use of the Terminal free of charge, provided they offer prices and services second to none.

The ultimate beneficiary of this new initiative is the Maltese consumer. Whatever your requirements keep an eye on what is going on at the Business Centre, you are bound to find what you want at a price that suits you. Avail yourself of the advantages of the economies of scale that the Single Market brings with it, without leaving home. This is also an opportunity for the Maltese trade and commercial community to establish new partnership with Sicilian organisations.

This is being considered another first by Virtu Ferries.

The Single Market is truly on your doorstep.

GRUPPO INVENTA AT THE VIRTU FERRIES TERMINAL & BUSINESS CENTRE IN MARSA

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Visit the Furniture Exhibition by GRUPPO INVENTA at The Virtu Ferries Terminal & Business Centre in Marsa from 10:00am till 6:00pm this weekend 1st & 2nd of April. Fantastic prices and service http://www.gruppoinventa.com/