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17/12/1970 Building contract
3/5/1972 Keel laid
28/7/1972 Launch and named Diana by Mrs. Britt-Marie Myrsten.
11/12/1972 Delivered to Rederi AB Slite
17/12/1972 Naantali – Mariehamn – Kapellskär route, operated Viking Line
winter 1973-74 Turku – Mariehamn – Stockholm route
Summer 1974 Naantali – Mariehamn – Kapellskär route
Winter 1974-75 Turku – Mariehamn – Stockholm route
1/6 – 31/8/1975 Naantali – Mariehamn – Kapellskär route
1/9/1975-31/5/1976 Turku – Mariehamn – Stockholm route
1/6/1976 Naantali – Mariehamn – Kapellskär route
31/6/1978 Sold to OY Vasa-Umeå Oy
4/7/1978 Run aground near Mariehamn. Passenegers were evacuated by ms. kapella.
7/1978 Repaired on Finnboda Varv AB, Stockholm.
1978 Back to Naantali – Mariehamn – Kapellskär route
26/4/1979 Delivered to Vaa-Umeå OY, named to Botnia Express
26/4/1979 Charter to Rederi AB Slite on Viking Line service
26/4/1979 Naantali – Mariehamn – Kapellskär route
4/1979 Company sold to Enso-Gutzeit OY and named Vaasanlaivat OY / Vasabåtarna AB
5/6 – 15/6/1979 Turku – Mariehamn – Stockholm route.
20/6/1979 Vaasa – Umeå / Sundsvall / Örnsköldsvik routes on Vaasanlaivat / Vasabåtarna service
1/10/1979 – 2/1/1980 Vaasa – Sundsvall route
3/1-1/3/1980 Build new Grill restaurant stern on deck 6 Rauma-Repola, Uusikaupunki, Suomi.
1/3-25/4/1980 Vaasa – Umeå route
25/4/1980  – 31/1/1981 Vaasa – Sundsvall route
1/3-13/4/1981 Vaasa – Umeå route
14/4/1981 – 31/10/1981 Vaasa – Sundsvall route
1/11/1981 – 28/2/1982 Vaasa – Umeå route
1/4/1982-1/10/1982 Vaasa – Umeå route
1983 Vaasanlaivat sold to rederi AB Sally,continue same name
1/10/1982 – 9/1/1983 Vaasa – Sundsvall route
7/3-22/4/1983 Vaasa – Umeå route
29/4/1983 – 14/8/1983 Vaasa – Sundsvall route
15/8/1983 -13/4/1984 Vaasa – Umeå route
13/4/1984 – 1/1985 Vaasa – Sundsvall route
??? (1984-1988) Build larger Tax Free Market and new Parfyme shop on deck 5.
1/1985 > Vaasa – Umeå / Sundsvall routes.
1986 – 1987 summer Vaasa – Umeå / Örnsköldsvik routes.
27/2/1987 New owner Partrederi Botnia Express, Vaasa
2/1987 Vaasanlaivat sold to Effjohn OY
1/9/1987 -19/2/1988 Vaasa – Umeå route
20/2 – 4/4/1988 Laid up
4/1988 Vaasa – Umeå / Örnsköldsvik routes.
1/11/1988 Vaasa – Umeå route
1/1989 Charter to Sally Line UK Ramsgate – Dunkerque route.
3/1989 Back to Vaasa after end of charter.
27/4/1989 Vaasa – Örnsköldsvik route
22/6/1989 Vaasa – Umeå route
17/8-29/10/1989 Vaasa – Örnsköldsvik route
16/2 – 4/3/1990 Vaasa – Umeå route
1990 Chartered to Jakob lines , artist name Polar Princess
6/3-19/3/1990 Polar Princess charter to Baltic Express Line for Helsinki – Tallinn route, but service never started.
20/3/1990 Back on Vaasa
10-19/5/1990 Pietarsaari – umeå route
21/5 – 9/12/1990 Pietarsaari/ Kokkola – Skellefteå and Pietarsaari – Umeå routes
15/2-3/31991 Vaasa – Umeå route for Vaasanlaivat service
31/5-25/8/1991 Vaasa – Umeå route
26/8-14/12/1991 Pietarsaari/ Kokkola – Skellefteå and Pietarsaari – Umeå routes operated Jakob Lines
27/12/1991 New owner Effdo 3 Oy, Vaasa, finland
28/2/1992 Sold and later delivered to Eckerö Line, named to Alandia
4/1992 Eckerö Linjen service Eckerö – Grisslehamn route.
4 – 6/1992 Charter to Corona Line on Karlskrona – Gdynia route.
12/6/1992 Eckerö Linjen service Eckerö – Grisslehamn route.
Laid up winters.
25/8/1994 Helsinki – Tallinn route, operated Eestin Linjat
5/5/1995 Eckerö Linjen service Eckerö – Grisslehamn route.
24/8/1995 Helsinki – Tallinn route, operated Eestin Linjat
23/12/1995 Eckerö Linjen service Eckerö – Grisslehamn route.
12-16/2/1996 Helsinki – Tallinn route, operated Eestin Linjat
17/2/1996 Laid up
4/4/1996 Helsinki – Tallinn route, operated Eestin Linjat
3/6/1996 Eckerö Linjen service Eckerö – Grisslehamn route.
14/11/1996 Helsinki – Tallinn route, operated Eestin Linjat
1/1/1997 Eckerö Linjen service Eckerö – Grisslehamn route.
20/8/1997 Helsinki – Tallinn route, operated Eestin Linjat
9/2/1998 End of charter to Eestin Linjat, later Eckerö Line.
31/2/1998 Eckerö – Grisslehamn route
3-4/2001 Build sponsons on Alandia Yard, Mariehman
2001 Eckerö – Grisslehamn route
1-5/5/2003 Helsinki – Tallinn route.
5/2003 Eckerö – Grisslehamn route
1-4/2004 Rebuild on Baltic Repairing Yard, Tallinn, Estonia
4/2004 Eckerö – Grisslehamn route
5-15/10/2004 Helsinki – Tallinn route.
11/2004 Charter to RG Line  replacing Casino Express
30/11-8/12/2004 Drydocking on GV Varv AB, Stockholm
9/12/2004 Ground near Holmsund, Umeå , when ship was first time depart from Umeå.
12/2004 Arrived to Mariehamn Algots Varv for reparation.
26/2-9/3/2005 Vaasa –  Umeå route operated RG Line
22/4/2005 Eckerö Linjen service Eckerö – Grisslehamn route.
23/5/2005 Ground on near Eckerö
4-13/10/2005 Helsinki – Tallinn route.
14/10/2005 Laid up on Mariehamn for sale.
8/4/2006 Sold to  Bayway Shipping Co.
5-16/5/2006 Drydocking on GV Varv AB, Stockholm. New name Jamaa II, Honduras flag.
5/2006 Rebuild on Agios Konstantinos shipyard, Greece
9/2006 Operate from Jeddah to various ports along the Red Sea
Summer 2010 Safaga – Duba route.
4/2012 Panama flag.
2/2014 Cambodia flag
 11/2015  New name Rahal. Panama flag.
 2016  Comoros flag.