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Costa Riviera cruise ship itinerary, information & images.

NAMES

GRAND MISTRAL (MISTRAL)

CLASS

CRUISE SHIP

ENT/SERVICE

1999

BUILT

CHANTIERS DE L’ ATLANTIQUE / ST NAZAIRE / FRANCE

WEIGHT

47,900 TONS

LENGTH

708 FEET

WIDTH

95 FEET

SPEED

19.5 KNOTS - DIESEL ELECTRIC ENGINES


Grand Mistral was originally built for Festival Cruises as their Mistral. This was Festival Cruises first new built ship. Although Festival originally ordered three ships in this class, they decided to have the following two ships lengthened. Mistral joined Festival's fleet of older vessels in 1999 as the flagship of this growing cruise line.

Grand Mistral has 8 passenger decks, 2 pools, 7 bars, casino, fitness center, 600-seat showroom, 375 cabins of which 80 have balconies, 223 inside cabins, can carry 1,196 passengers and a crew of 473.

Mistral was mainly operated on cruises throughout the Mediterranean in summer and the Caribbean in winter. Her main route in the Mediterranean was from Rome - Genoa, Marseilles/France, Valencia/Spain, Valletta/Malta, Palermo/Sicily, & back to Rome.

After Festival Cruises stopped operating in 2004, this ship was sold to the Spanish cruise line Iborjet to be operated as their Grand Mistral.

Costa took over Grand Mistral in 2014 to be operated as their Costa Riviera, or Costa neoRiviera.

Riviera's Itinerary is mainly cruises out of Barcelona, Savona, Venice, Istanbul and Dubai. Reviews.

Website: www.costacruise.com.

Grand Mistral image
Grand Mistral leaving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Large Image by Paula Fiorio.

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