THE sister ship to Queen Britannia’s extraordinary yacht has been transformed into a floating hotel – and is already open for bookings.
Queen Britannia’s decommissioned yacht is already a popular tourist attraction, but those wanting a taste of life aboard a royal ship can book a night on the Fingal instead.
Located in the same port of Edinburgh, a short walk from its sibling, The Fingal is rated one of the best small hotels in the world by Tripadvisor.
The luxury floating hotel is now permanently moored on Edinburgh’s waterfront, also providing perfect access to Scotland’s capital.
The Fingal’s website promises “a hotel with all the glamor and style of a superyacht, but with a very unique old world elegance”.
The cheapest rooms on the yacht are the classic cabins, which offer bed and breakfast for £275 per night.
They are equipped with a king-size bed, rain shower, smart TV, porthole, tea/coffee making facilities, fluffy bathrobe and slippers, underfloor heating and Noble Isle amenities, among other features.
The most glamorous of the rooms on board is the Skerryvore Suite, which has a separate living room and private terrace.
This suite is Princess Anne’s former home when she spent time on board Fingal.
It is available from £1,000 per night for bed and breakfast, including two tickets to visit the Britannia.
However, for an additional £69 you can also get a Fingal Lighthouse cocktail on arrival and a Noble Isle gift box.
The suite also has a dining table and a free minibar on the day of arrival, as well as a private terrace, a separate living area and everything included in the classic cabin.
Away from the rooms, there is the Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar which offers dining in a room with a relaxed and luxurious atmosphere and large floor-to-ceiling windows.
The restaurant serves breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner and cocktails.
The yacht can also be chartered for exclusive use for events, weddings, private functions, product launches and corporate meetings.
The ballroom, with a majestic grand staircase, can accommodate up to 60 people for dinner.
The room also has a removable skylight and an elevated gallery for music and entertainment.
The Queen gave one of her aides a Scottish dancing lesson during a sailing trip on the Britannia.
The go-ahead was given for Britannia’s successor to be built last year.