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                                 History

Building contract
13/10/1997 Keel laid
13/6/1998 Launch
16/5/1998 Delivered to  Los Cipreses S.A. Uruguay. Spanish flag.
6-10/6/1998 make a new speed record  for Atlantic crossing.
20/6/1998 New name Catalonia L
20/6/1998 Barcelona – Palma de Mallorca route Buquebus service
1/10/1999 Ceuta – Malaga – Algeciras route
4/2000 Charter to P&O Ferries. New name Portsmouth Express. Bahamas flag.
16/4/2000 Portsmouth – Cherbourg route.
10/2000 Back to Buquebus. New name Catalonia
14/3/2001 Charter to P&O Ferries. New name Portsmouth Express. Portsmouth – Cherbourg route.
11/2001 Back to Buquebus. New name Catalonia
3/2002 Charter to P&O Ferries. New name Portsmouth Express. Portsmouth – Cherbourg route.
1/10/2002 Back to Buquebus.  New name Catalonia. Uruguay flag.
10/2002 Laid up Algeciras, Spain
4/2003 Charter to P&O Ferries. Bahamas flag. Artist name “Express” . Portsmouth – Cherbourg route.
11/2003 New name Express
4/2010 Charter to P&O Ferries. Artist name Cherbourg Express. Portsmouth – Cherbourg route.
10/2004 Winter laid up on A&P Birkenhead shipyard.
3/2005 Charter to P&O Ferries Cairnryan – Larne and Troon – Larne routes.
6/2005 Chartered for nigth sailing to Isle of man Steam Packet Co.  Day time normal P&O service.
23/6/2005 Cairnryan – Larne and Troon – Larne routes.
10/2005 – 3/2006 Winter laid up
10/2006 – 3/2007 Winter laid up
10/2007- 3/2008 Winter laid up
10/2008- 3/2009 Winter laid up
10/2009- 3/2010 Winter laid up
6/2010 Two weeks chartered for nigth sailing to Isle of man Steam Packet Co.  Day time normal P&O service.
10/2010- 3/2011 Winter laid up
10/2011- 3/2012 Winter laid up
10/2012- 3/2013 Winter laid up
8/4/2015 One day charter to Isle of Man Steam Packet Company replace  Manannan
30/6/2015 Gotlands Båten announced to buy Express.
13/10/2015 New owner Nordic HSC AB, Swedish flag homeport Uppsala
Laid up and refurbished at Helsingborg
20/4/2016 Arrived to Stockholm
5/2016 GotlandsBåten service Västervik – Visby route
11/2016 Season 2017 cancelled due to poor economy condition.
17/2/2017 Chartered to Viking Line for 2017 summer season
10/4-22/10/2017 Helsinki – Tallinn route, operated Viking Line
 10/2017  Laid up at Helsinki.
 29/11/2017  Voyage from helsinki to Naantali repairing yard
 11-12/2017  Drydocking
21/12/2017 Laid up at Västervik, Sweden.
5/2018 Charter to Armas
5/2018 Canary Island routes
24/9/2018 Sold to Golden Star Ferries. Geece.
9/11/2018 Towed from Las Palmas to Piraeus
26/11/2018  New name Golden Express, Greece flag.
23/5-6/10/2019 (Amorgos – Koufonisi -) Naxos – Rafina – Paros – Mikonos – Siros route.