The royal yacht is the iconic ship of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It has been a residence of the royal family for over 40 years. This famous yacht was the last of 83 Royal Yachts, a tradition that began hundreds of years before in the 1660s. Britannia traveled over one million nautical miles on 968 state visits. Britannia was a successful ambassador worldwide and played a key role in major historical events. As a floating royal residence, Britannia was popular across the globe for hosting stupendous state receptions and banquets for world leaders. It is now a five-star visitor attraction and the best of the UK's attractions. By going on a sailing excursion on this yacht, you can discover five-decade long life stories at sea for the Royal Family and the 220 Royal Yachtsmen who served on board. How to explore the Royal Yacht Britannia?
- Explore Britannia's five decks. Admire the finest interiors, including the magnificent shimmering ceiling, and indulge in delicious Afternoon Tea, Evening Supper, and nautical-inspired Cocktails at these decks.
- Feel like the captain of the ship while visiting a room called Bridge. This is where the Admiral worked, entertained, and often ate during his time on board. Not only did the Admiral have the ultimate responsibility of ensuring that Britannia ran like clockwork, but he was also in charge of a staff of some 19 Officers and 220 Yachtsmen.
- Follow in the footsteps of Royalty by getting a chance to stay in the Royal Apartments of the yacht. Experience the same grandeur and the feel of occasion as at any of Her Majesty's Royal palaces by staying in one of these apartments on the yacht.
- Get a chance to see the Queen's favorite room on the yacht. The Sun Lounge was Her Majesty The Queen's favorite room on board, where she would enjoy breakfast and afternoon tea.
- Go on a guided tour to the gleaming Engine Room. This room is a proud testament to British marine engineering, where every piece of machinery, gadget, stopcock, switch, and dial operated faultlessly until Britannia was decommissioned in 1997.
- Shop at the NAAFI, which was well stocked with everything the Officers and Yachtsman needed - from toothpaste to Britannia souvenirs.
- Enjoy soups, scones, sandwiches, and cakes in the Royal Deck Tea Room. Perhaps treat yourself to a Champagne Cream Tea in the same spot where the Royal Family would have played deck games and entertained.
- Let your kids participate in the specially organized Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt. - Admire the stunning waterfront views when the yacht sails through.
Ocean Drive Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ Scotland