Shannon Princess

The exclusive and luxurious river barge, Shannon Princess, is one of Europe's most outstanding luxury river cruise experiences. Float on the 10-passenger river barge Shannon Princess and enjoy delightfully friendly service, outstanding foods and wines, a memorable and charming ambiance and a river of unspoiled beauty.

Shannon Princess on deck

The 10-passenger Shannon Princess cruises the waterwats of Ireland. Her thoughtfully designed interior has panoramic windows, through which you can view the passing scenery, and includes a comfortable saloon, dining area and bar.

The Shannon Princess features full length, roof top sun deck ideal for relaxing with a drink, or watching the sunset after dinner.

The five suites have en-suite facilities and give a choice of twin or double bed configuration. Your chef was trained at the Ballymaloe School and distinguishes herself at every meal with her signature dishes, such as parcels of wild salmon, roast of spring lamb, variations of shellfish stew and a grand selection of dessert.

Far from the hustle and bustle of modern living lies the river Shannon. A profusion of lakes and streams stretching over 300 km, it flows effortlessly through some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. The Shannon is set amidst one of Europe’s most environmentally pure and spectacular landscapes. It’s tranquil atmosphere invites you to completely unwind and savour the pleasures of floating through Ireland’s inland waterways.

Explore the lengends and myths: Set in the heart of Ireland, the vessel cruises waters that are wrapped in legends and myths. We pass by ancient monasteries, prehistoric cities, fairy forts and Celtic villages. Norman keeps and Viking towers cast a watchful eye on the Shannon Princess. Watch as we pass fishermen, wild deer and grazing horses. We pass through locks, bridges, forest park and ancient mountains as we set our course for any of the Shannon’s charming villages.

On Shannon Princess, you will visit intriguing historical sites, pretty towns and villages, gentle hills and dappled woods, all the while the River Shannon provides an absorbing trail to follow.

River Shannon Shannon Princess cruising

At A Glance

  •  Up to 10 passengers, Classic Traditional

  • From USD$4,400 per person

  • Region: Ireland

  • Access: Dublin Airport 

  • Start City: Athlone

  • End City: Killaloe

  • Cruise Highlights: Tour the legendary 6thC Clonmacnoise ruins, Full day excursion to Portumna Castle and Galway City, Visit the unusual haunted Leap Castle, tour the Birr Castle with its stunning landscaped gardens, Tour of the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery.

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