Rederi AB Göteborg - Frederikshavnlinjen
or
Sessan Linjen,
Gothenburg, Sweden.

Founded 1935 for passenger traffic between Goteborg - Frederikshavn.

Company purchased by Stena Line 1982.

PRINSESSAN BIRGITTA

Off.no/ IMO: 11395 / 7347548 Build: 1974 Shipyard: OY Wartsila AB, Turku, Finland. # 1214.
Dwt: 1.600 Grt: 8.753 Nrt: 4.401
Passenger / Cars: 1203 / 320 Knots:  23,0 Dim:  152,41 x 20,05 x 12,93 m. Draft: 5,620
28/9 1973: Launched.
10/5 1974: Delivered to Rederi AB Ragne, Västervik (43,5%) / Rederi AB Göteborg - Frederikshavn Linjen (43,5%) , Göteborg, Barkman & Co,(12%), Rederi AB Ostenia (1%) as PRINSESSAN BIRGITTA. In traffic for Sessan Linjen between Goteborg - Travemünde.
25/5 1977: Sold to Rederi AB Goteborg-Frederikshavn Linjen, Goteborg. (Sessan Linjen).
Feb.1981: Sold to Stena AB, Goteborg.
14/9 1981: In traffic between Goteborg - Kiel.
1/6 1982: Renamed STENA SCANDINAVICA.
1/12 1982: Sold to Sessanlinjen AB, Goteborg. (Stena AB). Rebuild with more cabins.
Aug. 1985: Sold to GFL Holding AB, Goteborg. (Stena AB).
1986: Transferred to Rederi AB Göteborgs-Frederikshavns Linjen, Goteborg. (Stena AB).
Aug. 1986: Sold to Stena AB, Göteborg.
June 1987: On T/C to Compangnie Tunisienne de Navigation S.A.(Cotunav) Tunisia. In traffic Tunis - Genova.
28/10 1987: Renamed SCANDINAVICA.
Dec.1987: Laid up.
7/6 1988 - 16/9 1988: On T/C to Sealink British Ferries, U.K. In traffic Dover - Calais.
Oct.1988: Laid up in Dunkerque.
8/11 1988: Sold to Stena Shipping Line, Nassau, Bahamas.
May 1989: Transferred to Scandinavica Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas. Renamed TAREK L.
15/5 1989 - Nov.1989: On T/C to Compangnie Tunisienne de Navigation S.A. (Cotunav) Tunisia. In traffic Tunis - Genova/ Marseille.
15/11 1989: Sold to Norway Line Invest K/S, Sandefjord, Norway. Renamed SCANDINAVICA.
March 1990: Renamed VENUS.
29/3 1990: In traffic Bergen - Stavanger - Newcastle and Bergen - Stavanger - Amsterdam.
1/1 1993: Registered for Color Line A/S, Oslo, Norway.
11/8 1994: Sold to DFDS A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1/9 1994: Taken over by DFDS A/S in Bergen, Renamed KING OF SCANDINAVIA.
2/4 1995: In traffic Esbjerg - Harwich.
10/7 1997 - 10/9 1997: On T/C to Compangnie Tunisienne de Navigation S.A. (Cotunav) Tunisia. In traffic Tunis - Genova/ Marseille.
24/9 1997 - 28/9 1997: On T/C to Ministry Of Defense, U.K.
1/11 1997: In traffic Ijmuiden - Newcastle.
10/5 1998 - 9/9 1998: On T/C to Compangnie Tunisienne de Navigation S.A. (Cotunav) Tunisia. In traffic Tunis - Genua/ Marseille.
22/4 1999: In traffic Ijmuiden - Newcastle.
1/7 2001 - Oct. 2001: On T/C to Cotunav, in traffic Tunis - Genova/ Marseille.
5/10 2001 - 29/11 2001: On T/C to Bornholmstrafikken, Rønne, Denmark. In traffic Copenhagen - Rønne.
29/11 2001: Laid up in Copenhagen.
22/2 2002: On T/C to NATO, for traffic Kalundborg - Szczecin with military, later laid up at Szczecin as accomodation ship.
March 2002: Sold to Turkish Marmara Lines, Istanbul, Turkey (registered for Reca Marmara Nakliyat Deenizcilik, Istanbul, Turkey).
April 2002: Taken over by the new owners. Renamed CESME.
11/5 2002: In traffic Cesme - Brindisi - Ancona.