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Iberojet - Ibero Cruceros
 
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This page is devoted to postcards and photographs of Spanish cruise operators Iberojet, later rebranded as Ibero Cruceros. An alphabetical list of ships shown on this page is shown below. The Table beneath gives links to complete history pages on selected individual ships. Below the table is a Fleet List in chronological order.
 
 
Ships on This Page:-
Grand Celebration (Ibero Cruceros)
Grand Holiday (Ibero Cruceros)
Grand Latino (Iberojet: 2004-2005)
Grand Mistral (Iberojet: 2003- )
Grand Voyager (Iberojet: 2004- )
Mistral (Iberojet: 2003) - later Grand Mistral
Voyager (Iberojet: 2004) - later Grand Voyager

Ibero Cruceros Brochure Archive
2011 Brochure - Grand Celebration/Holiday/Mistral/Voyager (4 MB PDF)
2010 Brochure (2nd Edition) - Grand Celebration/Holiday/Mistral/Voyager (16 MB PDF)
2009-10 Brochure - Grand Celebration/Holiday/Mistral/Voyager (18 MB PDF)
 
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Table of Ship Histories
Name
Other names
 Built
 Grand Latino  Royal Viking Sky, Sunward, Golden Princess, Boudicca, etc
 1973
 Grand Mistral  Mistral
 1999
 Mistral  Grand Mistral
 1999






Iberojet Fleet List


Grand Latino
(Iberojet: 2004-2005)
 
Grand Latino was built as Royal Viking Sky by Oy Wärtsilä Ab, Helsinki, in June 1973 for Kloster Cruise Line, Bergen. She entered service for Royal Viking Line, which was originally owned by a consortium of owners including Kloster. Royal Viking Sky was the third of three sisterships, the others being Royal Viking Star (1972) and Royal Viking Sea (November 1973). In 1987, Royal Viking Sky was transferred fully to Kloster Group ownership, and in 1991 was assigned to Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) as the Sunward.

In 1992
Sunward was sold to Birka Line and renamed Birka Queen (2), replacing Birka Queen (1) which was sold to Majesty Cruise Line before delivery as the Royal Majesty. Birka Queen (2), was introduced on cruise services from Stockholm to Riga and St Petersburg during the summer of 1992. However, in October 1992 she was chartered back to Kloster, resuming the identity of Sunward for NCL. In 1993 she was chartered to Princess Cruises as the Golden Princess (1). This charter continued until new Princess Cruises tonnage was delivered in 1996, when Birka Line sold her to Star Cruises as the Superstar Capricorn. In 1998 she was chartered to Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd, as the Hyundai Keumgang, for use on pilgrim traffic between South and North Korea.
 
Hyundai Keumgang returned to Star Cruises as Superstar Capricorn in 2001. Superstar Capricorn became the Grand Latino of new Spanish operator Iberojet in January 2004 (ship owners were Grand Latino Nav.SA). She is due to maintain Mediterranean itineraries throughout 2005. In January 2005, it was announced that she had been sold to Fred. Olsen Cruises for 2006 delivery, and will be named Boudicca.
 
Complete history of Grand Latino
 
 
Photograph of Grand Latino at Rhodes.
Photo: © Jose Luis Cerda






Mistral - Grand Mistral
(Iberojet: 2003- )

Each Grand Mistral images links to a larger copy


The Mistral was completed in 1999 by Chantiers Atlantique for Festival Cruise Line, their first new ship. Her first cruise started 17th July 1999, from Venice to the Greek islands. Winter cruises were run in the Caribbean. A lengthened versions of the design was delivered as European Vision and European Stars in 2001. Following the collapse of Festival Cruises, Mistral was taken over by her builders, who chartered her to Iberojet in 2003 as the Grand Mistral.
 
Mistral details: 47900 Gross Tons, Length: 216m, 1200 Passengers, Crew 450, Speed 19 knots, Engines 4 x Wartsila 31680 Kw
 
Complete history of Grand Mistral



Official Iberojet 'welcome aboard' card of Grand Mistral
Scan: Ivo Batricevic



Grand Mistral at Santos, Brazil.
Photo: © Marco Antonio Pedro



Grand Mistral at Dubrovnik, 21st October 2006.
Photo: © Neven Jerkovic



Grand Mistral at Dubrovnik, 21st October 2006.
Photo: © Neven Jerkovic



Grand Mistral at Dubrovnik, 21st October 2006.
Photo: © Neven Jerkovic



Grand Mistral at Dubrovnik, 21st October 2006.
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic



Grand Mistral at Santos, Brazil on 1oth December 2006.
Photos: © Marco Antonio Pedro



Grand Mistral at Santos, Brazil on 1oth December 2006.
Photos: © Marco Antonio Pedro



Grand Mistral at Dubrovnik, 29th June 2008, in new Ibero Cruceros livery
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic



 Grand Mistral at Malaga
Photo: Ian Boyle, 17th October 2010
Grand Mistral - CELBRITY ECLIPSE Cruise - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 17th October 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



 Grand Mistral at Malaga
Photo: Ian Boyle, 17th October 2010
Grand Mistral - CELBRITY ECLIPSE Cruise - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 17th October 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



 Grand Mistral at Malaga
Photo: Ian Boyle, 17th October 2010
Grand Mistral - CELBRITY ECLIPSE Cruise - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 17th October 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk






Voyager - Grand Voyager
(Iberojet: 2004- )

Each Grand Voyager images links to a larger copy


Olympic Voyager was the first of a pair of high speed cruise ships built for Royal Olympic Cruises by Blohm+Voss in 2000. She was intended to run a high speed "Three Continents" itinerary, but unrest in the Middle East prevented this. She was renamed Olympia Voyager after difficulties with the International Olympic Organisation. The alternative itinerary was not economic, and the Royal Olympic subsidiary which owned Olympia Voyager filed for bankruptcy, ultimately bringing down the whole group. She is now owned by the V-Ships group, and is chartered to Iberojet. She has been renamed Voyager, but is marketed by Iberojet as Grand Voyager.


Photograph of Voyager, in Iberojet service.
Photo: © Adolfo Litmanovich (Minerva II - Chief Engineer).



Photograph of Voyager, in Iberojet service.
Photo: © Adolfo Litmanovich (Minerva II - Chief Engineer).



Photograph of Voyager, in Iberojet service.
Photo: © Adolfo Litmanovich (Minerva II - Chief Engineer).



Photograph of Grand Voyager, in new Iberojet colours and with full name.
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic, Dubrovnik



Iberojet's Grand Voyager at Corfu, 10th August 2006
Photo: ©2006 Copyright Ian Boyle



Iberojet's Grand Voyager at Corfu, 10th August 2006
Photo: ©2006 Copyright Ian Boyle



Iberojet's Grand Voyager at Corfu, 10th August 2006
Photo: ©2006 Copyright Ian Boyle






Grand Celebration

Each Grand Celebration images links to a larger copy


Ibero Cruceros publicity image of  Grand Celebration
Photo: Ibero Cruceros
GRAND CELEBRATION - www.simplonpc.co.uk






Grand Holiday

Each Grand Holiday images links to a larger copy


 Grand Holiday at Santos
Photo: 2010 Daniel Capella -
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 Grand Holiday at Barcelona
Photo: Ian Boyle, 30th October 2011
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