The Queen’s former floating palace is one of the most famous ships in the world, sailing a million miles around the globe, on a thousand official visits, during her 44 years in Royal service.
Berthed in Edinburgh’s historic Port of Leith, Britannia is now a five-star visitor attraction and exclusive evening events venue.
For ten years’ running, Britannia has been officially pronounced as Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction by national tourism agency, VisitScotland, with a consistent quality assurance score of 96%. This absolute commitment to ensuring the highest standards of customer experience, throughout every facet of the business, resulted in a total of 308,906 visitors to The Royal Yacht last year, and the most successful year for the business, since opening.
Owned and managed by a wholly self-financing charitable trust, Britannia has proven to be a major success since arriving in Edinburgh. With a commitment to delivering an outstanding customer experience, the ship now employs more than 150 people.
Bob Downie, Chief Executive of The Royal Yacht Britannia comments: “We are all extremely proud of Britannia’s success as a visitor attraction since ‘retiring’ from active service, which is testament to those who built her, those who served aboard, and those who now lovingly care for the former Royal Yacht.”