Britannia’s Adèle Sails Away with Top Award!

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Britannia’s Adèle Sails Away with Top Award!

The Royal Yacht Britannia, in Edinburgh, is delighted to announce that Sales & Marketing Assistant Adèle Sabin was awarded the Most Effective Personnel Award in the VisitScotland Expo 2013 Stand Awards.

VisitScotland Expo is Scotland's premier business to business travel trade event. Held at Glasgow's SECC on April 17-18 2013, the exhibition offers companies with a Scottish Tourism product the opportunity to showcase their services to potential buyers. Chairman of VisitScotland, Dr Mike Cantlay said "Adèle, and many others like her, helped to create a brilliant atmosphere at the SECC, something that will help to reinforce a sense of optimism in the industry." Adèle commented, "I really enjoyed meeting buyers from all around the world at Expo. It was such a great opportunity to make new contacts and share our passion for The Royal Yacht, especially during our 60th anniversary celebrations. I was truly thrilled to win the award."

Groups can enjoy a memorable five-star visit to The Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh. The Britannia team aims to make organising a group visit as easy as possible and warmly welcomes travel trade partners, group organisers and educational visits. Groups of 10 or more are entitled to special rates when booked in advance. The former floating palace of Her Majesty The Queen has been named Scotland's Best Visitor Attraction for seven years in a row by VisitScotland, Scotland's national tourism agency. The attraction's audio tour available is in 22 languages and The Royal Yacht is fully accessible.

10 reasons why Britannia is great for groups:

  1. Unique five-star experience on board Her Majesty's floating palace
  2. Fantastic group rates when pre-booking
  3. Rated Scotland's best visitor attraction by VisitScotland
  4. Friendly, flexible booking service with no cancellation fees
  5. Easy coach drop off/pick up
  6. Audio tour included in the admission price
  7. Visitor route offers full accessibility
  8. Audio tour available in 22 languages and children's version
  9. Free familiarisation visit available on request
  10. Dedicated Groups Team makes booking a tour of Britannia easy


Notes for Editors:

Our dedicated Groups Team offer a flexible, friendly service. Please contact Adèle or Pete with any questions or to provisionally hold a date on +44 (0)131 555 8800 or email

Britannia sailed the oceans for nearly 44 years, travelling over a million nautical miles, calling at over 600 ports in 135 countries and generating excitement and admiration throughout the world.

To The Queen and the Royal Family, Britannia proved to be the perfect Royal residence for glittering state occasions, official receptions, honeymoons and the annual two week family holiday to the Western Isles of Scotland and The Queen famously described Britannia as "the one place I can truly relax".  Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh took a leading role in the design of Britannia, personally approving plans and selecting furniture, fabrics and paintings. Each room was filled with their photographs, treasured heirlooms, and much-loved possessions and gifts from across the globe. Royal Collection own 95% of the items on board, including furniture, photographs, pictures and artefacts, and these are the original pieces which were in place when the yacht was in service.

No matter where Britannia was in the world, however exotic or remote, stepping back on board was always a homecoming for The Queen. Berthed in Edinburgh, and now rated as Scotland's best visitor attraction, visitors to Britannia are invited to step back in time, follow in the footsteps of Royalty, and celebrate 60 years of this much loved and most majestic of ships.

Visitors can discover the heart and soul of Britannia with a tour of five decks. The experience begins in the Visitor Centre where you learn about Britannia's fascinating story. Then step aboard with your complimentary self-led audio handset, which gives a unique insight into what life was like on board for the Royal Family and crew.  Highlights include the magnificent State Apartments, the Honeymoon Suite, the cramped Crew's Quarters and the gleaming Engine Room. Visitors can also treat themselves to lunch, or tea and cake in the stunning Royal Deck Tea Room.

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