Iberocruceros’ Grand Mistral to become Costa neoRiviera-Ship to sail innovative itinerary featuring overnights in every port

The 1,600-passenger, 48,200-ton Grand Mistral is being transferred from the Iberocruceros fleet to Costa Cruises and will be renamed Costa neoRiviera. Iberocruceros is the Spanish cruise brand owned by Costa Crociere S.p.A. Group. Totally refurbished in 2005 and further enhanced with the addition of new suites and cabins in 2007, Grand Mistral has three restaurants (including one buffet), six bars, two shopping arcades, three swimming pools (including a splash pool for kids), Jacuzzis, a beauty and wellness …

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Nautica diary: A look at Sharjah, Dubai’s neighboring emirate to the north

Day 25: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) ABOARD OCEANIA’S NAUTICA — The saga of the mosques continued as we began a tour of Sharjah, Dubai’s neighboring emirate to the north. Nautica put into Dubai by 8 a.m., and as we had arranged our own tour of Dubai for the following day when we disembark, we took advantage of the ship’s excursion to nearby Sharjah upon our arrival. It’s something we might not have thought of on our …

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