Float through your dreams aboard one of Britain’s historic boats, debuting as Scotland’s first static luxury floating hotel.
Owner Royal Yacht Britannia will start welcoming guests in the 23 renovated cabins of MV Fingal in late spring next year.
The yacht will be docked at Edinburgh’s historic port of Leith.
Launched in 1963, Fingal was the last ship to be built by the Blythswood Shipbuilding Company in Glasgow.
Royal Yacht Britannia has spent £3.5 million (about $6 million) turning the Northern Lighthouse Board tender into a hotel.
Drawing on its rich maritime heritage, the cabins are named after Stevenson lighthouses, and offer varied accommodation from cabins with a private balcony, duplex cabins or the presidential suite.
Fingal will join the Royal Yacht Britannia, which served the British Royal Family for more than 44 years. The ship was the last of 83 royal yachts in the tradition dating back to the 1660s.
At its home at the Ocean Terminal in Leith, Britannia attracted 350,000 visitors for tours last year.
- Reservations will open in January. For more on MV Fingal and Royal Yacht Britannia, visit royalyachtbritannia.co.uk.
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