MS Grand Mistral Cruise Ship, Sunrise before the Storm, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

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John Latter on February 20, 2011

An early morning view of the Grand Mistral berthed alongside CT1 (Cruise Terminal 1) of the Admiralty Pier in the Western Docks.

The raised dark area to the right of the passenger ship is the Cruise Terminal 1 building, previously Dover Marine Railway Station (and Dover Western Docks).

This Dover Harbour photo, best viewed in a larger size, was taken at 7.09 am on Tuesday, 7th of September, 2010, from a point between the Lighthouse (to the left) and the Porthole Shelters (to the right) on the Prince of Wales Pier.

The MS Grand Mistral is a cruise ship currently sailing for Iberocruceros and formerly owned by Festival Cruise Line (Festival Cruises).

Click to see the MS Grand Mistral from the Prince of Wales Lighthouse photo and the official Grand Mistral webpage (in Spanish).

Ship's Details (1)

Name: 1999-2003: Mistral, 2003 onwards: Grand Mistral

Owner: Iberocruceros

Operator: 1999-2003: Festival Cruise Lines, 2003 onwards: Iberocruceros

Port of registry: France, Mata Utu; Marshall Islands, Majuro; Italy, Genoa; Portugal, Madeira

Builder: Chantiers de l`Atlantique

Completed: 1999

Status: In Active Status as of 2010

General characteristics (1) (2)

Type: Cruise Ship

Tonnage: 48,200 GRT

Length: 216 ft (66 m)

Beam: 28.8 ft (8.8 m)

Decks: 8

Speed: 19.5 knots

Capacity: 1,700 Passengers

Crew: 670

Call Sign: CQNK

IMO: 9172777

MMSI: 255803860

Click to see all Cruise Ship photos (related tags: Boats, Ferries, Lifeboats, Ships, Tugs, and Workboats).

(1) Wikipedia: Grand Mistral

(2) Marinetraffic: Grand Mistral

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John Latter on September 16, 2011

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 20, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/09/07 07:09:35
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 31.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash