Unstable security in Europe and Mediterranean has also affected the Cruise liner passenger bookings. Holland America is pulling out from their common route in Mediterranean Sea and is going to sail in Alaska for the summer 2017. Especially the demand in Eastern Mediterranean is low.
Same stories have been heard with other major Cruise Lines. Hopes are up that the situation improves in the coming years to attract more passengers and Cruise Liners to visit also the Valletta Waterfront.