The Royal Yacht Britannia can now boast the title of the world's most translated audio tour. Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Thai, Cantonese and Punjabi have been added this year to Britannia's growing list of languages, bringing the total to 27 - more than any other tourist attraction in the world.
Head of Marketing & Visitor Experience, Lynda Dalgleish, comments, "Britannia travelled the world, and now the world travels to Britannia, as each year we welcome 300,000 visitors from across the globe to experience this iconic ship. New languages have been added gradually in response to demand from customers, and this year also saw the introduction of our British Sign Language tablet, all of which is included in our normal day ticket."
The audio guide features commentary describing The Queen's former floating palace throughout the tour. Highlights include the State Dining Room, The Queen's Bedroom, the Crew's Quarters and the gleaming Engine Room.
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More information and a list of all 27 languages can be found here.
An unforgettable five star visitor attraction, as well as a prestigious evening events venue, Britannia is regarded as one of Edinburgh's 'must - see' experiences. The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over a million nautical miles around the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, visitors can follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of The Queen's former floating palace.
Britannia has been acknowledged as Scotland's Best Visitor Attraction for eight years running, in VisitScotland's quality assurance ratings, achieving a score of 96%, the highest ever awarded to a Scottish visitor attraction.
Britannia is owned by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust (Registered Charity No. SC028070). The Trust's responsibility is to maintain and preserve Britannia in keeping with her former role and to display her to the public as a key part of British maritime history. The Trust is a wholly self-funding, not-for-profit, charitable organisation. Income generated from running the Royal Yacht as a visitor attraction and events venue goes towards preserving the yacht for future generations. Britannia is the official headquarters of the Association of Royal Yachtsmen.
During her 44 year career, Britannia conveyed The Queen, other members of the Royal Family and dignitaries. She travelled 1,087,623 nautical miles, calling at more than 600 ports in 135 countries. Situated in Edinburgh's historic port of Leith, Britannia is now an iconic five-star visitor attraction, as well as an exclusive evening events venue. Visitors enjoy a fascinating insight into The Queen's former floating palace, and the lives of those who lived and worked on board. With an audio tour in 27 languages, of Britannia's five decks, highlights include the teak-panelled Sun Lounge and elegant State Dining Room, which contrast dramatically with the working side of the ship and the crew's quarters.
We are currently awaiting confirmation from The Guinness Book of Records to confirm that The Royal Yacht Britannia has the most translated tour. From our own extensive research we believe this to be the case.
For further information please contact Gillian Armstrong at The Royal Yacht Britannia on 0131 555 8800 or email: Gilliana@tryb.co.uk
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