Friday, February 1, 2013

Former "KUNGSHOLM" of 1966 becomes OMAN's FIRST FLOATING HOTEL



The former Transatlantic Liner and Cruise Ship "KUNGSHOLM" of 1966 is today preserved at OMAN as the first Floating Hotel at the Port of Duqm. The ship was built by JOHN BROWN in the UK for SWEDISH AMERICA LINE as a combined Transatlantic/Cruise Ship liner she was operated by this Historic Company until 1979 when she was sold to P & O and renamed "SEA PRINCESS", since then she sailed under different names for different owners until 2010 when she was withdrawn from service for not meeting SOLAS Legislations. She is now the VERONICA open to the public as a five star Hotel. For all information about "KUNGSHOLM's" new role please visit her official page here or follow her on Facebook here. Photos from my collection, KUNGSHOLM, SEA PRINCESS at Lisbon, 28.7.1984 and VERONICA taken from her original website.

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