BRITANNIA

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Before boarding the Royal yacht all visitors are offered a random access audio wand, which can be loaded with any of the, at the moment, 33 audio tours that Sounds Natural has produced for Britannia. The use of these, activated by entering a relevant number on the keypad, will allow you to gain the full enjoyment and explanation of what you see on board.

There are four English speaking tours which were the first to be produced - Main and Children’s versions, and disability tours in the form of a Basic Language for those with learning difficulties, which incidentally is of great use to foreigners learning English, and one for the Visually Impaired visitors, which gives more explanation of the details of what you are looking at than the Main tour.

The 29 other tours are all for foreign visitors, each one translated and voiced by native speakers - incidentally, it's Sounds Natural's proud boast that all but four of these are voiced, or part-voiced, by residents of our own county of Dumfries and Galloway, so many overseas people have chosen glorious Galloway in which to live!

The list of languages in order of production is:

French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Urdu, Mandarin, Hindi, Arabic, Czech, Polish, Finnish, Hungarian, Korean, Portuguese, Greek, Thai, Cantonese, Romanian, Welsh, Gaeilc, Punjabi, Turkish and Brazilian.