The Veronica was purchased by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in October 2010 and after a year of refurbishments is now ready for her first guests. The Veronica is to serve as hotel accommodations for business travelers coming to the Oman Drydock Company (ODC) and City of Duqm as well as regular travelers.
The Veronica Hotel is not only equipped with 208 well furnished rooms, it also has a sports bar, several restaurants, karaoke rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, cafes, lounges, a business center, a library, a theatre and a shopping arcade. The Veronica is equipped with significant office space, a spa and gym, a salon and a barbershop. A crew of 120 will care for guests.
The Veronica Hotel has a Facebook Page with great photos of the interior of the ship. It is well worth the trip. http://www.facebook.com/veronicaduqm
Below are some photos of the Veronica Hotel in past livery. Please note the ship was originally constructed with dual funnels, but when sold to P&O, the first funnel was chopped down and only a stub remains, somewhat impacting her beautiful profile.
1979—1995: Sea Princess
2002—2007: Mona Lisa
2007—2008: Oceanic II
2008 -2011: Mona Lisa
2011 - Current: Veronica
|1966—1975: Swedish America Line|
1975—1978: Flagship Cruises
1978—2002: P&O Cruises
2002—2010: Leonardo Shipping
Veronica Hotel at Duqm Oman (Courtesy of the Veronica Hotel)
Mona Lisa for Holiday Krezufarten
Oceanic II - Scholar Ship Cruises
Victoria - On charter to Union Castle Line
Victoria in P&O Livery
Sea Princess - Princess Cruises
Kungsholm - Swedish America Line.