Costa neoRiviera

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Costa neoRiviera in Genova, Italy, April 2015
  • 1999–2003: Mistral
  • 2003–2013: Grand Mistral
  • 2013–2019: Costa neoRiviera
  • December 2019-onwards: AIDAmira
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc[1]
Port of registry:
Builder: Chantiers de l'Atlantique, France
Completed: 1999
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Mistral-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 48,200 GT
Length: 216 m (709 ft)
Beam: 28.8 m (94 ft)
Depth: 5 meters
Decks: 8 passenger decks
Speed: 19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph)

1.248 passengers (double occupancy)

1.727 passengers (maximum)
Crew: 670

MS Costa neoRiviera is a cruise ship currently sailing for Costa Crociere and formerly operated by Ibero Cruises.


In 1999 Festival Cruises delivered their first new build MS Mistral which was built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique. Her maiden cruise started on 17 July 1999, from Venice to the Greek islands.

Costa neoRiviera as Grand Mistral In Malta, May 2006

But following the collapse of Festival Cruises in 2004 most of its fleet was sold off including Mistral that was sold to Viajes Iberojet which was sometimes called Iberojet and the cruise line was owned by a company also named Iberojet. Mistral was renamed Grand Mistral. In 2007 Viajes Iberojet was sold to Carnival Corporation & plc and was renamed Ibero Cruises, the next year the Grand Mistral received the new Ibero Cruises livery and continued sailing for Ibero Cruises. [2]

In 2013 Costa Crociere announced to transfer the Grand Mistral in late 2013, that meant that her 2013/2014 winter season had to be cancelled and passengers who booked on her future cruises were refunded.

Grand Mistral was retired from Ibero Cruises in November 2013. She was transferred to Costa Crociere and renamed to Costa neoRiviera, she was also given new voyages. Her itineraries will feature more overnight and unusual calls to ports, as a part of Costa's new project featuring their smaller ships. Costa Crociere invested 10 million euros into refurbishing Costa neoRiviera and into maintenance checkup of Costa neoClassica and Costa Voyager.[3][4][5]

It was announced on May 25, 2018 that she will be transferring to AIDA Cruises to be a part of their selection fleet to do exotic cruises.[6] Her inaugural cruise leaves on December 4, 2019 from Palma de Mallorca, Spain.


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