Costa neoRiviera in Genova, Italy, April 2015
|Owner:||Carnival Corporation & plc|
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|Builder:||Chantiers de l'Atlantique, France|
|Class and type:||Mistral-class cruise ship|
|Length:||216 m (709 ft)|
|Beam:||28.8 m (94 ft)|
|Decks:||8 passenger decks|
|Speed:||19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph)|
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. 
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.
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