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                        History

17/12/1970Building contract 
3/5/1972Keel laid 
28/7/1972Launch and named Diana by Mrs. Britt-Marie Myrsten. 
11/12/1972Delivered to Rederi AB Slite 
17/12/1972Naantali – Mariehamn – Kapellskär route, operated Viking Line 
winter 1973-74Turku – Mariehamn – Stockholm route 
Summer 1974Naantali – Mariehamn – Kapellskär route 
Winter 1974-75Turku – Mariehamn – Stockholm route 
1/6 – 31/8/1975Naantali – Mariehamn – Kapellskär route 
1/9/1975-31/5/1976Turku – Mariehamn – Stockholm route 
1/6/1976Naantali – Mariehamn – Kapellskär route 
31/6/1978Sold to OY Vasa-Umeå Oy 
4/7/1978Run aground near Mariehamn. Passenegers were evacuated by ms. kapella. 
7/1978Repaired on Finnboda Varv AB, Stockholm. 
1978Back to Naantali – Mariehamn – Kapellskär route 
26/4/1979Delivered to Vaa-Umeå OY, named to Botnia Express 
26/4/1979Charter to Rederi AB Slite on Viking Line service 
26/4/1979Naantali – Mariehamn – Kapellskär route 
4/1979Company sold to Enso-Gutzeit OY and named Vaasanlaivat OY / Vasabåtarna AB 
5/6 – 15/6/1979Turku – Mariehamn – Stockholm route. 
20/6/1979Vaasa – Umeå / Sundsvall / Örnsköldsvik routes on Vaasanlaivat / Vasabåtarna service 
1/10/1979 – 2/1/1980Vaasa – Sundsvall route 
3/1-1/3/1980Build new Grill restaurant stern on deck 6 Rauma-Repola, Uusikaupunki, Suomi. 
1/3-25/4/1980Vaasa – Umeå route 
25/4/1980  – 31/1/1981Vaasa – Sundsvall route 
   
1/3-13/4/1981Vaasa – Umeå route 
14/4/1981 – 31/10/1981Vaasa – Sundsvall route 
1/11/1981 – 28/2/1982Vaasa – Umeå route 
   
1/4/1982-1/10/1982Vaasa – Umeå route 
1983Vaasanlaivat sold to rederi AB Sally,continue same name 
1/10/1982 – 9/1/1983Vaasa – Sundsvall route 
7/3-22/4/1983Vaasa – Umeå route 
29/4/1983 – 14/8/1983Vaasa – Sundsvall route 
15/8/1983 -13/4/1984Vaasa – Umeå route 
13/4/1984 – 1/1985Vaasa – Sundsvall route 
??? (1984-1988)Build larger Tax Free Market and new Parfyme shop on deck 5. 
1/1985 >Vaasa – Umeå / Sundsvall routes. 
1986 – 1987 summerVaasa – Umeå / Örnsköldsvik routes. 
27/2/1987New owner Partrederi Botnia Express, Vaasa 
2/1987Vaasanlaivat sold to Effjohn OY 
1/9/1987 -19/2/1988Vaasa – Umeå route 
20/2 – 4/4/1988Laid up 
4/1988Vaasa – Umeå / Örnsköldsvik routes. 
1/11/1988Vaasa – Umeå route 
1/1989Charter to Sally Line UK Ramsgate – Dunkerque route. 
3/1989Back to Vaasa after end of charter. 
27/4/1989Vaasa – Örnsköldsvik route 
22/6/1989Vaasa – Umeå route 
17/8-29/10/1989Vaasa – Örnsköldsvik route 
16/2 – 4/3/1990Vaasa – Umeå route 
1990Chartered to Jakob lines , artist name Polar Princess 
6/3-19/3/1990Polar Princess charter to Baltic Express Line for Helsinki – Tallinn route, but service never started. 
20/3/1990Back on Vaasa 
10-19/5/1990Pietarsaari – umeå route 
21/5 – 9/12/1990Pietarsaari/ Kokkola – Skellefteå and Pietarsaari – Umeå routes 
   
15/2-3/31991Vaasa – Umeå route for Vaasanlaivat service 
   
31/5-25/8/1991Vaasa – Umeå route 
26/8-14/12/1991Pietarsaari/ Kokkola – Skellefteå and Pietarsaari – Umeå routes operated Jakob Lines 
27/12/1991New owner Effdo 3 Oy, Vaasa, finland 
28/2/1992Sold and later delivered to Eckerö Line, named to Alandia 
4/1992Eckerö Linjen service Eckerö – Grisslehamn route. 
4 – 6/1992Charter to Corona Line on Karlskrona – Gdynia route. 
12/6/1992Eckerö Linjen service Eckerö – Grisslehamn route. 
 Laid up winters. 
25/8/1994Helsinki – Tallinn route, operated Eestin Linjat 
5/5/1995Eckerö Linjen service Eckerö – Grisslehamn route. 
24/8/1995Helsinki – Tallinn route, operated Eestin Linjat 
23/12/1995Eckerö Linjen service Eckerö – Grisslehamn route. 
12-16/2/1996Helsinki – Tallinn route, operated Eestin Linjat 
17/2/1996Laid up 
4/4/1996Helsinki – Tallinn route, operated Eestin Linjat 
3/6/1996Eckerö Linjen service Eckerö – Grisslehamn route. 
14/11/1996Helsinki – Tallinn route, operated Eestin Linjat 
1/1/1997Eckerö Linjen service Eckerö – Grisslehamn route. 
20/8/1997Helsinki – Tallinn route, operated Eestin Linjat 
9/2/1998End of charter to Eestin Linjat, later Eckerö Line. 
31/2/1998Eckerö – Grisslehamn route 
3-4/2001Build sponsons on Alandia Yard, Mariehman 
2001Eckerö – Grisslehamn route 
1-5/5/2003Helsinki – Tallinn route. 
5/2003Eckerö – Grisslehamn route 
1-4/2004Rebuild on Baltic Repairing Yard, Tallinn, Estonia 
4/2004Eckerö – Grisslehamn route 
5-15/10/2004Helsinki – Tallinn route. 
11/2004Charter to RG Line  replacing Casino Express 
30/11-8/12/2004Drydocking on GV Varv AB, Stockholm 
9/12/2004Ground near Holmsund, Umeå , when ship was first time depart from Umeå. 
12/2004Arrived to Mariehamn Algots Varv for reparation. 
26/2-9/3/2005Vaasa –  Umeå route operated RG Line 
22/4/2005Eckerö Linjen service Eckerö – Grisslehamn route. 
23/5/2005Ground on near Eckerö 
4-13/10/2005Helsinki – Tallinn route. 
14/10/2005Laid up on Mariehamn for sale. 
8/4/2006Sold to  Bayway Shipping Co. 
5-16/5/2006Drydocking on GV Varv AB, Stockholm. New name Jamaa II, Honduras flag. 
5/2006Rebuild on Agios Konstantinos shipyard, Greece 
9/2006Operate from Jeddah to various ports along the Red Sea 
   
Summer 2010Safaga – Duba route. 
   
4/2012Panama flag. 
   
2/2014Cambodia flag 
 11/2015 New name Rahal. Panama flag. 
 2016 Comoros flag. 
   
3/2021 Sold to scrap to Alang, India. 
 18/3/2021 Arrived to Alang 
27/3/2021  Beached in Alang, scrapped.