Diane, Visitor Assistant, welcomes visitors to Britannia.
Tim O., Visitor Assistant, chats to visitors before their tour of the Royal Yacht’s five decks.
The iconic Britannia Bell is a popular spot for photographs.
In the Royal Sailing Exhibition, visitors enjoy learning about Prince Philip’s former Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound.
Ali, Janitor, cleans the floor outside the Engine Room.
On the quayside, Ali and Ricky, Janitors, wash down the wall.
Gayle, Waiter, shows a visitor to her table in the Royal Deck Tea Room.
In the Tea Room, Rachel, Waiter, serves our Mulled Wine winter special.
Our delicious Mulled Wine is the perfect festive treat.
Michal, Junior Sous Chef, removing freshly baked rolls from the oven.
Eryk, Kitchen Assistant, making the mixture for a Victoria sponge cake.
Stephen, Executive Pastry Chef, making an almond sponge cake, served at an evening event.
Ross, Visitor Assistant, and Gary Carden, a former Royal Yachtsman, who was visiting Britannia.
Yottie, Gary, chatting to a visitor on the tour route.
Vicki, Head of HR Development, Ruth, HR and Training Manager and Tim M., Visitor Assistant, put up the Christmas tree in the State Dining Room.
Beautiful festive decorations adorn the State Dining Room, ready for an exclusive private dinner on board.
Poppy, Senior Sales Assistant, re-stocks the shelves in the Gift Shop.
We feature this wonderful range of Christmas decorations.
Add the finishing touches to your Christmas tree with these festive tartan decorations.
This beautiful silver window decoration by Newbridge makes the perfect addition.
Linda, Senior Sales Assistant, welcomes visitors to Britannia.
Before boarding Britannia, Diane, Visitor Assistant demonstrates how to use the audio guide handset, available in 30 languages.
A touch of festive sparkle, as visitors admire the Christmas tree in the Visitor Centre.
In the Royal Marine Sergeants’ and Petty Officers’ Mess, visitors try on Naval outfits.
Ali, Janitor, and Karina, Housekeeper, clean the Crew’s Quarters.
Eileen, Housekeeper, polishes the bottles in the Officers' Wardroom.
In the Royal Deck Tea Room, Katie, Junior Supervisor, chats to visitors as they admire the stunning views across the Firth of Forth.
Karis, Waiter, adds the finishing touches to the Christmas tree in the Tea Room.
Stephen, Executive Pastry Chef, with a tray of roasted pistachio nuts.
Michal, Junior Sous Chef, prepares fresh pasta.
The pasta is made into langoustine and halibut ravioli.
The delicious langoustine and halibut ravioli is served at an evening event.
Beautiful fresh flowers adorn the Officers’ Wardroom, available to hire for private dining for 16 people.
For larger groups, the State Dining Room offers the perfect venue for that special occasion.
A view of Britannia on a calm winter’s day in Leith.
Tim, Visitor Assistant, chats to visitors on the Verandah Deck.
Our Christmas sleigh display has arrived in the Gift Shop.
Add the finishing touches to your Christmas tree with these beautiful decorations.
In the Gift Shop, we feature festive corgis topped with jewelled crowns.
Treat a gin lover to a wonderful Britannia gin hamper this Christmas.
Heather, Senior Sales Assistant, welcomes visitors to Britannia.
Before boarding Britannia, Carol, Visitor Assistant, hands visitors a complimentary audio guide, available in 30 languages.
Visitor Assistant, Craig, takes a photo of visitors next to the iconic Britannia Bell, a popular spot for photographs.
A visitor asks Tim, Visitor Assistant, a question, as she tours Britannia’s five decks.
Linda, Housekeeper, polishes the silver collection in the Officers' Wardroom.
Ali, Janitor, removes the water from the red carpet.
In the Royal Deck Tea Room, Rosie, Waiter, serves hot beverages.
Rachel, Waiter, adds the cream to our speciality coffee, a Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Adding the finishing touches.
Try our delicious Bonnie Prince Charlie speciality coffee in the Tea Room, infused with Drambuie, a honey and whisky liqueur, and topped with cream.
Pawel, Commis Chef, puts red peppers and tomatoes in the oven to roast.
The red pepper and tomato soup will be served in the Royal Deck Tea Room.
Aaron, Chef de Partie, prepares crushed potatoes for a dish served at an evening event.
Visitors took part in our ‘Yottie’ Bear Treasure Hunt, spotting a ‘Yottie’ Bear in the Sun Lounge.
Robert Gill, Head of Visitor Experience, places the silver ship, the top part of a large salt cellar, back into the cabinet in the Officers’ Wardroom Anteroom.
In the Pastry Galley, we welcomed Joe Gill from Portobello High School, who joined us for a week of work experience.
Helen, Senior Sales Assistant, chats to visitors in the Gift Shop after their tour of Britannia.
Michaela, Sales Assistant, and Poppy, Confectioner, prepare the NAAFI with our delicious flavoured fudge, made on board.
Perfect for the festive season, these ornate bottle stoppers will help your drinks last longer.
Inspired by the British countryside, we feature these nautical themed keyrings.
Tim, Visitor Assistant, welcomes visitors to Britannia.
The Britannia Bell is always a popular spot for photographs, as Diane, Visitor Assistant, takes a picture of visitors.
The Sun Lounge was HM The Queen’s favourite room on board, where she would enjoy breakfast and afternoon tea.
In the Royal Marine Sergeants’ and Petty Officers’ Mess, visitors can try on sailors outfits.
Kate, Housekeeper, polishes the cutlery in the Silver Pantry.
In the State Drawing Room, Ricky, Janitor, dusts the Welmar piano, once played by Princess Diana, Princess Margaret and Sir Noël Coward.
Sarahi, Waiter, chats to visitors in the Royal Deck Tea Room, before taking their order.
Head Waiter, Morven, prepares hot beverages.
Before adding a Britannia ship stencil to each coffee.
Our delicious freshly baked scones, ready to be served in the Royal Deck Tea Room.
Mariusz, Chef de Partie, and Stephen, Executive Pastry Chef, prepare fresh bread rolls for an evening event.
Michal, Junior Sous Chef, making buckwheat blinis for hot smoked salmon canapés.
Beautiful fresh flower displays adorn the Officers’ Wardroom table.
From the 1st December, look out for our Captain Bears on the treasure hunt.
A beautiful rainbow was captured from the decks of Britannia this week, looking out to the Firth of Forth.
Our Visitor Assistants are always on hand to take photographs, as Martha takes a picture of a visitor next to our bronze statue of longest serving Royal Yachtsman, Ellis 'Norrie' Norrell MVO RVM.
Kirsty, Shop Manager, tends to our Christmas display in the Gift Shop.
Relax with this lovely range of soap bars, bath salts and lip balms by Bath House.
These fantastic Christmas baubles are now available in the Gift Shop, illustrated by Jennie Maizels.
Read more fascinating facts about Britannia in our guide book.