On the occasion of the first visit to Malta of the Cruise liner MSC Splendida on the 15th July 2009, MaltaPost issued 4 stamps in the maritime series, entitled “Cruise Liners”. This collection follows the first set which was issued in November 2008. Together with the stamps MaltaPost will also issue a Maximum Card bearing the image of the MS Splendida to compliment this set.
The stamps reproduce five world class liners that visited the Valletta Grand Harbour. The liners are MS Seabourn Pride, MS Brilliance of the Seas, Costa Magica, Costa Atlantica and MS MSC Splendida.
The stamps carry a face value of Euro 0.37, Euro 0.68, Euro 0.91 and Euro 2.00. The stamps are 44.0 mm by 31.0 mm in size with a perforation of 13.9 x14.0 (comb). All stamps are offset printed on Maltese Crosses watermarked paper by Printex Limited.