On 16 April,1953, Britannia was launched from the John Brown & Company shipyard in Clydebank, the start of a long and illustrious career, sailing a million miles around the world. Home to the Royal Family, this former floating palace is now the UK's no. 1 visitor attraction (TripAdvisor 2014) and exclusive evening events venue.
Visitors can follow in the footsteps of royalty to discover what made Britannia so special to all who knew her. There are five decks to explore with a complimentary audio guide which is available in 27 languages. Highlights of the tour include the Sun Lounge, the State Dining Room and The Queen's Bedroom, which contrast beautifully with the working side of the ship, including the Sick Bay, Laundry and Engine Room.
The Royal Deck Tea Room offers stunning harbour views and a warm welcome serving a selection of soups, sandwiches, scones and cakes as well as speciality teas and coffees, beer, wine and champagne.
Additionally, Britannia's own Confectioner makes delicious home-made fudge in the NAAFI sweet shop which visitors are invited to try.
For over 40 years, this iconic five-star venue played host to kings and queens, prime misters and presidents. Now, in the evenings, Britannia can be exclusively hired for private and corporate drinks receptions and dinners in the State Dining Room or Officers' Wardroom - an event of a lifetime to be remembered by guests forever.