Life Below Decks

Britannia is often referred to as two ships in one. The magnificent State Apartments and Royal Family's living quarters are serene and elegant, to the stern of the Royal Yacht. In stark contrast, forward of the ship's funnel, was a functional Royal Navy vessel, where crew and operational equipment were located in cramped conditions. When a sailor became a Royal Yachtsman on Britannia, he entered a world quite unlike any other in the Royal Navy. His orders were nothing less than to 'strive daily for perfection'. Each man was hand-picked to meet the very highest standards, and each and every one chose this special ship for the honour and privilege of serving Queen and country.