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Shannon Princess

An unforgettable taste of the Emerald Isle

Hotel Barge Shannon Princess

 

The River Shannon and its lakes represent Ireland at its finest and your cruise aboard Shannon Princess features a landscape of rolling green fields, ancient Celtic landmarks and an abundance of wildlife.

The legends and fables of Ireland are found everywhere and are well understood by the hospitable Irish people who will be happy to tell you more about the ancient culture. The history of Ireland has been varied and sometimes difficult, but the locals always find the time to chat and perhaps charm you a tale or two of folklore.

During your cruise, there is a programme of fascinating excursions that will you give you a true immersion into the heritage and traditions of this part of Ireland, such as a personal tour of a castle by its eccentric owner, a birds of prey display, visits to a whiskey distillery and hand-weaving workshop and, of course, the chance to sample a pint or two of the ‘black stuff’ – Guinness.

Shannon Princess, accommodating 10 guests in comfort, is the largest hotel barge to be cruising the River Shannon and its picturesque, intertwining lakes. Her thoughtfully-designed interior includes a comfortable saloon and dining area with panoramic windows. The five junior twin/double cabin suites, also with picture windows, are stylishly furnished and each is air-conditioned, centrally heated, and accompanied by a modern en-suite shower room.

The large rooftop sundeck is certainly the place to relax, perhaps on one of the comfortable loungers, to watch the countryside glide slowly by, or in the heated spa pool. There is also an inviting dining area with circular table to savour that gourmet meal on warmer days.

Shannon Princess’s Captain and his crew will go out of their way to ensure your every need is accommodated, while your Master Chef who was trained at the Ballmaloe School, will create some wonderful signature dishes to make your enthralling voyage through the ‘Emerald Isle’ complete.

Cruise Highlights

  • Tour the legendary 6thC Clonmacnoise ruins
  • Full day excursion to Portumna Castle and Galway
  • Traditional Guinness and oyster lunch
  • Visit the unusual haunted Leap Castle
  • Tour Birr Castle’s Gardens and Science Centre
  • Visit the Craggaunowen Re-Creation Project
  • Tour of the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery with a private tasting
  • Visit a traditional Irish hand-weaving workshop
  • Hear traditional Irish music
  • Excellent walking and fishing opportunities

Classic Itinerary (Cabin or Whole Barge Charter)

Classic Cruise – Ireland

Typical Cuisine & Wine

Cuisine

Regional Specialities

Baked Baby Lobster; Roast Shoulder of Lamb; Black Velvet Crepes filled with Raspberries and served with Champagne Sauce
Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar

Bodegas Carlos San Pedro Vinasperi Crianza, Rioja; Frankland River Alkoomi, Chardonnay; Stables Ngatarawa, Sauvignon Blanc; A selection of Irish Whiskies are available on board
Cheese Board

Cheese Board

Cashel Blue Farmhouse Cheese; Cooleeney; Boilie Goats Cheese; Carrigbyrne St. Brenden; Durrus; Gubbeen

Our trip was again, wonderful- our third barge trip. We are a group of 7 friends, in our late 70's, now living in...

Ms Constance Leber Hotchkiss , USA

The crew was outstanding. The barge Wes beautiful. Food was wonderful.

Mrs Esther Murray , Augusta, ga..

See previous comment. Our dream vacation came true 🙂

Mrs Sheryl Lynn Lee , Oakhurst, CA

Food was outstanding, service was exceptional and professional and the excustions were very good also

Ms Marilyn Rigg

Excellent

Patricia

This was my first cruise - EVER - and I have been spoiled for all the others that I might book. The food is...

Eileen , Florida

The hotel barge was very clean and comfortable. So nice to take a shower with immediate hot water! The towels smelled of lavender. Each...

Mrs Patricia Smith , Florida, USA

Deck Plan

Shannon Princess
Deluxe 10 Passengers 5 Crew More Details

2018 Cruise Rates

AccommodationValueRegular
Suite$4,400$5,050
Single Supplement$1,500$1,700
Charter (Whole Barge)
Charter 6 passengers$37,100$41,400
Charter 8 passengers$39,300$44,200
Charter 10 passengers$41,500$47,000
Departure Dates (Sunday)RatesCruise Region
Apr 22, 29ValIreland
May 6, 13, 20, 27; Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26; Sep 2, 9, 16, 23RegIreland

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