Dive into some royal history and experience the Fingal Royal Yacht Britannia, docked in Edinburgh's port of Leith.
Fingal is docked right next door to Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Yacht Britannia, making this a highly desirable floating address. Fans of The Crown will recall how the neighboring ship set the scene for Prince Philip’s global adventures. After shuttling the royals around the globe for years, it has now transformed into a museum attracting many visitors every year.
The luxury ship dates back to 1964 and was once used to maintain Scotland’s lighthouses, the beacons of hope for weary sailors. Today it has been transformed into an abode with 23 incredibly swanky cabins, each named after local sites. The central area of the ship features a grand staircase and a lot of shimmer and shine, all designed to mimic the architecture of lighthouses and evoke thrilling sea travels of bygone days.
The rich maritime heritage of Fingal carries over into the decor too. Original portholes give guests the feeling that they are exploring the seven seas. Each space is a unique masterpiece of art deco style. Think sumptuous interiors decked out in marble sourced from England and lots of gleaming brass finishes. It feels a bit like you have been given an insider look into the Queen’s jewel box. Some cabins offer a private balcony to step out and see the sun set on the shimmering deep blues. Large beds give you ample space to rest your head after stretching your sea legs in Edinburgh’s streets.
Edinburgh’s fashionable waterfront is just the setting to receive the royal treatment. Ladies and gentleman will recall soirees of the past in the ship’s sparkling double-height ballroom. The space oozes with glitz and glam. Sip on a glass of champagne on the original teak deck of the restored ship. Head up to the top deck for a cocktail, or dine on fresh fare in the restaurant.
Be the captain of your own nautical adventure on Fingal, sailing into your sights in early 2019.
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