Costa neoRiviera

Costa neoRiviera
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Costa neoRiviera cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9172777, owned by Carnival Corporation and operated by its subsidiary the Costa Crociere line company. Among the unfortunate events at sea are crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS Costa neoRiviera position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 47,300-ton 1700-passenger Costa cruise ship neoRiviera (2013) was built as “MS Mistral” in 1999 by the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipbuilding company in France.

Costa neoRiviera accidents & incidents

Costa neoRiviera accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the Costa neoRiviera CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of Costa Cruises neoRiviera ship’s major accidents and cruise incidents, including the period 1999-2013 (when operating as “MS Mistral” and also as “Grand Mistral” for iberoCruceros). Reports are made by our own staff using official data from major online news media sources, Wikipedia and Coast Guard reports.

Here we also post updates on Costa neoRiviera cruise law news. They are related to recent crimes being investigated. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

You can add more details or submit your own Costa neoRiviera ship incidents (negative cruise experience reports) via the Cruise Minus “contact us” form.

This is link to the ship’s official site CostaCruise.com.

Technical incidents

  • Note: Following the transfer from Ibero Cruises, the cruise vessel was renamed from “Grand Mistral” to “Costa neoRiviera” in 2013 November. Previously, the vessel was owned by the Festival Cruises line (operational between 1994-2004), which was known on the North American marked as “First European Cruises”.
  • March 13, 2002, the shipowner Festival Cruises announced that MV Mistral will be relocated from Cuba to Europe 1 month earlier than scheduled. The line had to cancel the 4 remaining 7-day Cuba cruises and substitute them with the inaugural voyages after the Transatlantic crossing.
  • January 22, 2004, following the Festival cruise line’s bankruptcy, the Mistral cruise ship with over 700 passengers on board was seized in Marseille France. Two of the line’s other vessels were also impounded – MS European Stars (currently MSC Sinfonia) in Barcelona Spain (carrying over 750 passengers) and MS European Vision (currently MSC Armonia) in Bridgetown Barbados (carrying over 1300 passengers).
  • March 13, 2015, high winds disrupted the local marine traffic and caused a delayed docking and passenger disembarkation in call port Cape Town (South Africa). The ship arrived at ~9:30 am, with a scheduled berthing for 12 am. However, due to strong winds in the harbor, docking was impossible until midnight. On March 15 started the 27-days Atlantic repositioning cruise from South Africa to Europe (Cape Town to Savona Italy) visiting the Canary Islands and Morocco.
  • December 21, 2016, the ship suffered power loss in the afternoon, during its stay in port Abu Dhabi (UAE). For several hours the vessel was on emergency power. The incident was caused by a fault with one of the diesel electric generators. During that time, all essential systems on the cruise ship remained functional. Among the affected onboard services were all bar services, spa services (incl sauna and steam room) and the air-conditioning. The ship was on a 7-day roundtrip from Dubai cruise (itinerary Dec 17-22) visiting Muscat, Sir Bani Yas Island, and Abu Dhabi.

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • Fortunately, there are no such tragic incidents reported officially so far.

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • Fortunately, there are no such major incidents officially reported so far.

Costa neoRiviera current position


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