The whole team aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia would like to wish the ship’s longest serving Royal Yachtsman, Ellis ‘Norrie’ Norrell MVO RVM, a very happy 80th birthday.
Serving on the Royal Yacht for 34 years, from January 1954 to … Continue Reading →
There is much excitement on board today as we are now counting down the hours to Britannia’s Christmas Weekend.
In preparation, members from the team spent a full day decorating the ship with stunning trees and garlands. In time honoured … Continue Reading →
Our latest ‘Snaps’ of the Maintenance team show work on the Baggage Store and onboard reception office.
The team also worked on new electrical cabling – which as you can imagine, is no easy task aboard a 60 year old … Continue Reading →
As always, it was a busy week aboard the Royal Yacht. Our stunning 25 foot Christmas tree arrived on the quayside, just in time for our Gift Shop’s Christmas Shopping and Seasonal Tastings Day.
Our Photographer in Residence was on … Continue Reading →
The Maintenance team were busy painting areas of the ship and completing work to the plumbing and draining of water on board this week.
They also helped take Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound out for a film crew we welcomed on … Continue Reading →
Our Gift Shop sells thousands of wonderful gifts and souvenirs, with so many drawing inspiration from Britannia, her interiors and history. This week, we wanted to tell you the story behind the delicious Christmas Pudding that is one of our … Continue Reading →
With Christmas just around the corner, Santa made a surprise appearance at Britannia this week – not by chimney, but via the ship’s funnell! It made 5 year old Faith Bracamonte visit quite magical, as you can see from the … Continue Reading →
The Maintenance team also complete a lot of work off the tour route to ensure a decommissioned ship like Britannia runs smoothly day-to-day.
This week, we see the team working to level out the camber in our onboard reception office … Continue Reading →
Britannia has launched a British Sign Language hand-held tablet to cater for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing. The user-friendly devices enable deaf visitors to enjoy the full tour of this iconic former floating palace. Included in the … Continue Reading →
This month’s wine tasting video shows Bruce MacBride, Britannia’s Food and Beverage Services Manager and Member of the Court of Master Sommeliers, conducting a tasting of the 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy Bay, from Marlborough, New Zealand.
As Bruce explains in … Continue Reading →