Viking Line

m/f  ÅLANDSFÄRJAN

Off.no / IMO: ? / 7211074 Build: 1972 Shipyard: Helsingör Skibs & Maskinbygg, Elsinor, Denmark. # 398
Dwt: 925 Grt: 3.960 Nrt: 1.441
Speed: 17 knots   Dim: 104,04 x 18,93 x 4,37 m.
24/3 1972: Launched.
14/7 1972: Delivered to Jydsk Færgefart A/S, Hundested, Denmark as KATTEGAT for traffic between Grenaa - Hundested.
2/3 1978: Sold to Midland Montague Leasing (U.K.) Ltd, London, England for P&O Normandy Ferries Ltd, London.
14/4 1978: Arrived Caillard S.A., Le Havre, France to be rebuild.
9/6 1978: Renamed nf TIGER. In traffic Dover - Boulogne.
4/1 1985: Registered for Townsend Car Ferries Ltd., Dover, England. Renamed TIGER.
19/7 1986: Laid up at Chatham.
Nov. 1986: Sold to Finlandshamnen AB, Norrtälje, Sweden (SF-Line, Mariehamn, Finland).
11/12 1986 - 20/12 1986: Rebuild at Tyne.
22/12 1986: Arrived Öresundsvarvet, Landskrona, Sweden for more rebuilding. Renamed ÅLANDSFÄRJAN.
18/5 1987: In traffic for Viking Line between Kapellskär - Mariehamn.
1995: Transferred to Rederi AB Viking Line, Norrtälje, Sweden.
3/1 2002 - 3/2 2002: Rebuild at Baltic Ship Repairers, Tallinn, Estonia.
6/1 2004 - 6/2 2004: Laid up.
Jan.2005 - 10/2 2005: Laid up.
9/1 2006 - 25/1 2006: Laid up.
8/1 2007 - 8/2 2007: Laid up.
23/10 2007: Aground off Mariehamn, refloated after a while by own power.
Oct. 2007: Arrived Tallinn, Estonia to be repaired.
23/11 2007: Back in traffic between Kapellskär - Mariehamn.
27/5 2008: Sold to G.A.P Shipping Co Ltd, Barbados for delivery in June.
27/6 2008: Delivered to the new owners renamed EXPEDITION and registered in Liberia.
27/6 2008: Arrived Aker Yards, Rauma, Finland to be rebuild as a cruise ship.
31/3 2009: Departured Rauma, Finland.