To mark the occasion of the first visit to Malta of the Cruise liner MSC Splendida on the 15th July 2009, Malta Post is issuing a second set of 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, Malta Post 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.