The ship was built as a greater version of Arkas class with more capacity for tracks and passenger services. In 1980, she went through a major renovation, putting 12.5 meter block into the middle of the ship, providing more capacity for tracks. In 1982, she was transferred to Taiheiyo Ferry Ltd. and was then sold to Strintzis Lines in Greece. Later she was sold again to Minoan Lines. Minoan Lines renamed her to Erotokritos and put her on the international services, first on Ancona - Patras and Ancona - Igoumenitsa route, and later on the Venice - Corfu - Igoumenitsa - Patras route. In 1999 the ownership of the Erotokritos was transferred to Minoan Flying Dolphins, but she remained in the service for Minoan Lines until 2002 after a rationalization of Venice services. She was then re-transferred the owner Hellas Flying Dolphins. The company did not deploy her on their service, but put her on charter by Maritime Way. After almost five years of service for the Italo - Greek route, and sold to Dimitrios Gianetatos,which intended to deploy her on Endeavor Lines service between Brindisi Igoumenitsa, Patras, Corfu, Cephalonia. This happened in 2007 Spring after the return of the Erotokritos T".