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8/1973 Building contract
Start of Production
5/10/1973 Keel laid
28/5/1974 Launch
5/7/1974 Delivered to Rederi AB Sally, Mariehman, Finland.
9/7/1974 Viking Line service Helsinki – Stockholm route
7/1980 Naantali – Mariehamn – Kapellskär route
28/9/1980 Last day Viking Line service.
Laid up on Mariehamn
5-6/1981 Docking on Finnboda varv, Sweden
10/6/1981 New name The Viking
18/6/1981 Sally Line UK  service Ramsgate – Dunkerque route.
9/1981 Charter as a accommodation ship to  Norway . Later laid up.
20/5/1982 Back on Ramsgate – Dunkerque route.
9/1982 Change new main engines on Rickmers Verft, Bremerhaven
Removed  Economy ( C-class ) cabins from restaurant deck.
12/4/1983 New name Sally Express
28/4/1983 Vaasa – Sundsvall and Vaasa – Umeå routes
10/2/1984 Sold to Fred Olsen, Norway
15/3/1984 Delivered to new owner. New name Bolette.
3-5/1984 Refurbished on Jos L Meyer Werft , Germany, build  restaurant deck stern  pullman seats lounge.
Cabin deck make new  round walking corridors replacing dead end corridors.
5-8/1984 Kristiansand – Hirtshals and Kristiansand – Hantsholm routes
9/1984 Laid up winter
4-8/1985 Kristiansand – Hirtshals and Kristiansand – Hantsholm routes
30/8/1985 Hirtshals – Stavanger/ Egersund – Bergen route.
10/1985 Used as hotelship on Ålborg
8/1-22/3/1986 Charter to GT-Line.  Getser – Travemünde route.
6-10/1986 Kristiansand – Hirtshals and Kristiansand – Hantsholm routes, also departures from Egersund.
2-4/1987 Charter to Norway for a exhibition ship
5/1987 Kristiansand – Hirtshals and Kristiansand – Hantsholm routes, also departures from Egersund.
10/1987 Charter to Reykjavik for a  Reagan and Gorbatsov meeting as a hotelship.
10/1987 Laid up on Kristiansand
5-6/1988 Charter  to Isle of Man  Steam Packet Co.
6/1988 Kristiansand – Hirtshals and Kristiansand – Hantsholm routes, also departures from Egersund.
31/8-29/10/1988 Charter to Larvik Line. Larvik – Frederikshavn route.
11/1988 Sold to Compagnie Maritime Maroco-Norvegiènne. New name Boughaz , Morocco flag
30/11/1988 Algeciras – Tanger route
10/1995 Build sponsons and refurbished on Lloyds- Werft, Germany
7/2000 Charter to European Maritime Lines (Trasmediterrranean) same route
10-11/2001 Refurbished on Barcelona
5/2003-9/2005 Charter to Lineas Maritimas Europeas. Same route.
2006 Back on Comarit service and same Algeciras – Tanger route.
8/2008 Laid up on Marseilles.
?/2008 Back on service.
28/1/2012 Laid up
3/5/2012 Service ended due to financy problems. Laid up on Algeciras