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Building contract
Start of Production
Keel laid
Launch
22/10/1991 Ship completed by shipyard. However , due to vibration problems RMT didnt accept ship delivery.
2-4/1992 Repaired on Cockerill Werft
4/1992 Delivered to Regie voor Maritiem Transport, Netherlands.
5/1992 Ostend – Dover service on RMT
14/9/1994 Accident resulted in 6 deaths when a linkspan collapsed on Ramsgate.
29/4/1997 Laid up on Dunkerque
5/1998 Sold to Stena Line. Bermuda flag
7/1998 New name Stena Royal
20/11/1998 Charter to P&O Stena Line Dover – Zeebrugge route.
14/5/1999 New name P&OSL Aquitaine
1999 Rebuild interior
11/1999 Dover – Calais route
27/4/2000 Failed to stop whilst berthing at Calais due to a propeller fault.  Mnay injures and heavy damages  both ship and pier.
5/2000 Repaired on A&P Shipyard, Falmouth
1/6/2000 Back in service.
15/10/2002 P&O Line service same route.
3/2003 New name Pride of Aquitaine.
6/2005 Laid up on Dunkerque
13/9/2005 Sold to Louis Dreyfus
2/10/2005 New  name Norman Spirit
3/10/2005 Le Havre – Portsmouth route
11/2005 Italian flag
6/2006 UK flag.
11/11/2009 Boulogne – Dover route
3/2010 Co-operation with  LD Lines and Trans Europa Ferries (TEF). Charter to TEF.
New name Ostend Spirit
27/3/2010 Oostende – Ramsgate and Boulogne – Dover routes.
1/5/2010 Drydocking at Rotterdam.
1/6/2010 Oostende – Ramsgate route
14/3/2011 Drydocking on Gdansk
19/4/2011 French flag.
28/4/2011 Depart from Gdansk
2/5/2011 Le Havre – Portsmouth route.
29/11/2011 Charter to DFDS Seaways. Name again Norman Spirit.
1/12/2011 Dunkerque – Dover route
3/12/2011 Arrived ARNO Dunkerque
2/2012 Docking on ARNO, France
17/2/2012 DFDS Seaways & LD Lines service Calais – Dover route.
3/2013 Refurbished public areas on Gdansk
3/2012 Name will be changed to Calais Seaways
2/5/2013 New owner  DFDS Seaways SAS, France
25/4/2015 Arrived to Remontowa, Gdansk for drydocking
29/5/2015 Docking completed, two main engines replaced.
1/6/2015 Back in service Calais – Dover route