‘Most Excellent Dedicated Venue’ Condé Nast Johansens
For over forty years The Royal Yacht Britannia proudly served the British Royal Family and sailed over one million miles on nearly a thousand official visits. Britannia is now permanently berthed in the historic port of Leith, in Edinburgh. Receptions are hosted in the State Apartments and Royal Deck on board, where an exceptional level of cuisine, service and hospitality is offered.
Entertaining on board Britannia is no different today from when she was on state duty welcoming royalty and world leaders. The same meticulous attention to detail, high standards of service and rules of discretion are observed. Add to this the finest cuisine freshly prepared by the Executive Chef in the Royal Galley and you are guaranteed to feel like royalty.
Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate all the delegates as space is limited and this year ICOPS will be particularly large (we have received over 800 abstracts), so please book in advance to avoid dissapointment!* Please note that no person below the age of 16 is permitted.
Monday 9th July 2012
Buses leave from EICC at 18:45 and return at 22:00
The reception at The Royal Yatch Britannia includes:
Guests will receive an invitation card, designed to suit the occasion. Each card has a stunning gold foil line and is inscribed with Britannia's crest.
Welcome to Britannia
A red carpet welcome awaits as guests are piped on board via the Royal Brow, an entrance previously reserved for The Queen and Royal Family.
Our pianist will entertain guests during the reception on Britannia’s original grand piano. The piano has been played by a number of famous people including Sir Noël Coward, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana.
Soothing tones of a pedal harp will be played in the Royal Deck where guests will find stunning waterfront views.
Highlights of The Royal Yacht Britannia
The captivating tour is an insight into how the Royal Family and crew lived and worked on board.
Guests will enjoy a sparkling wine reception.
A selection of 5 canapés per guest, freshly prepared by Britannia's Executive Chef in the original Royal Galley.
Britannia's dedicated butlers provide the highest standards of service.
*Booking: Tickets for The Royal Yacht Britannia (£18**) can be purchased during your registration as an optional item. If you have already registered (thank you!), you can go back to the registration portal, click on the "book" button, select "Additional Extras (Post Registration)" and proceed to book your tickets.
**Note: Tickets for the reception in The Royal Yacht Britannia are heavily subsidised by ICOPS (our cost: £71 per person). Don't miss out this opportunity!
***Note: No person below the age of 16 is permitted.
****Suggested dress code: Black tie or lounge suit/cocktail dress.