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                                 History

Building contract
Start of Production
13/8/1996 Keel laid
Launch
5/12/1997 Delivered to Minoan Lines , Heraklion, Greece
21/12/1997 Ancona – Igoumenitsa – Patras route
22/10/2001 Patras – Igoumenitsa – Corfu – Venice route
12/2001 New name Ikarus Palace
6/2/2008 Assistrescue work of Und Adryatic fire.
7/2010 Civitavecchia – Trapani – Tunis – Palermo – Salerno route. Grimaldi Lines service.
12/8/2010 Repaired at Napoli after suffering serious engine trouble.
28/10/2010 Repaired at Mesina
19/12/2010 Barcelona – Livorno – Tanger Med and Valencia – Livorno – Tanger Med routes
9/12/2012 Pireus – Heraklion route Minoan Lines service
12/1/2013 Barcelona – Livorno – Tanger Med and Valencia – Livorno – Tanger Med routes. Grimaldi Lines service.
20/1/2016 Tunis – Civitavecchia / Salerno / Palermo routes replace  for Catania at drydocking
8/2/2016 Ancona – Patras route three weeks replace Cruise Europa
 4/2016 New name Cruise Smeralda
5/2016 Sold to Grimaldi Euromed SPA. Homeport Palermo.