history was in store in Edinburgh, where fans of the British monarchy enjoyed an unmissable excursion to the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Having done duty as the Royals’ seagoing palace for some 40 years, it is now permanently moored as a floating museum at Ocean Terminal in the Scottish capital’s Leith area. It was a fascinating insight into life at sea for the royals as we took a sneak peek into the Queen’s bedroom and the State Dining Room, as well as admired the elegant Rolls-Royce Phantom V state car used by the family in the 1960s.
Heading to our last port of call, we sailed down England’s east coast to France, dropping anchor at Le Havre where we grabbed a taxi to Honfleur.
In this ridiculously pretty 17th century harbour in Normandy beloved by artists, lunch in one of its many superb fish restaurants was simply the perfect way to round off our cruise before sailing back to Southampton.
rUinS Urquhart Castle glowers over Loch Ness
SPrUCed UP Caribbean Princess
COMfY State room