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Grand Mistral at Olden

Photographs  John H. Luxton 2012

GRAND MISTRAL is seen arriving, berthed at and departing from Olden, Norway on Tuesday August 07, 2012. Olden is located at the mouth of the Oldeelva river in the Oldedalen valley along the Nordfjord. GRAND MISTRAL was constructed for Festival Cruises by Chantiers de l'Atlantique at St. Nazire in 1999 and named MISTRAL. Following the collapse of Festival Cruises she was chartered by her builders, who had acquired the ship, to Iberojet and renamed IBEROSTAR MISTRAL, before being renamed GRAND MISTRAL in 2004. In 2007 Carnival Corporation formed a joint venture with Iberojet trading Ibero Cruceros. In 2009 Carnival Corporation taking full ownership when it acquired the Iberojet shareholding. 

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