Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

Accommodations
  • 107 ft long, with 6’8″ ceiling height throughout
  • 5 cabins, 120 s ft, with choice of queen or two twin beds
  • Ensuite bathrooms with shower
  • Adequate storage space in cabins
  • Salon and dining room
  • Deck
  • Outdoor dining space and seating
Amenities
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Daily Housekeeping
Daily Housekeeping
WiFi (service fluctuates)
WiFi (service fluctuates)
Private Chef
Private Chef
Open Bar
Open Bar
Bicycles
Bicycles
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Bathrobe
Bathrobe
Hot Tub on Deck
Hot Tub on Deck

Itineraries

Travel from Killaloe to Glasson on the Shannon Waterway

Bicycling Opportunities:
Limited 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
Sunday
Welcome Aboardsunday image
Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Killaloe
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Shannon Princess at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the delightful town of Killaloe. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner onboard.

Monday
Fabulous Falconry Fun!monday image
Fabulous Falconry Fun!
Travel: Killaloe to Mountshannon
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, the Shannon Princess slips onto the river and literally goes with the flow, up through Lough Derg with its many islands and Medieval strongholds. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Adare Manor for an interactive experience with their falcons and other birdlife. "Walk the birds" as they are released to follow you through the grounds! Return to the barge for cocktails and canapes. Expect lively conversation at dinner onboard.

Tuesday
Explore an Ancient Castletuesday image
Explore an Ancient Castle
Travel: Mountshannon to Terryglass
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

Today Shannon Princess meanders effortlessly north through Lough Derg. Laze on deck, lounge in the hot tub, or Join Captain Ruairi in his wheelhouse. Join the locals for lunch at Derg Inn before a visiting Leap Castle, rumored to the Ireland’s most haunted house! It's a unique experience to be welcomed by owner Sean Ryan and his family. Back at the mooring, take time to explore this hamlet - walk, cycle, or make a wish in one of the village wells. Then enjoy another gourmet dinner onboard.

Wednesday
A Day in Galway Citywednesday image
A Day in Galway City
Travel: Terryglass to Shannonbridge
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

This morning, your first visit is to Portumna Castle. Experience the Abbey and the 17th century kitchen garden, from where your Chef purchases fresh produce! Then it's on to Galway City, a lively university town and cultural center. Lunch is at an authentic Guinness and Oyster Bar in Eyre Square, followed by time to browse in the local craft shops. Return to Shannon Princess for a lazy afternoon cruise, and enjoy a gourmet dinner onboard.

Thursday
Meander through Classic Irish Landscapesthursday image
Meander through Classic Irish Landscapes
Travel: Shannonbridge to Athlone
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

The Shannon Princess glides along the river on a morning cruise through the Irish countryside. Relax on deck with a cup of coffee and enjoy the greenery and scenery. En route, moor at Clonmacniose, an ancient and atmospheric Monastic site founded in the 6th century. After a guided tour, the cruise continues to Athlone. Overnight in this bustling town with time to visit charming craft and antique shops, or sing with the locals at a traditional music pub. Dinner is served onboard.

Friday
Visit the World's Oldest Whiskey Distilleryfriday image
Visit the World's Oldest Whiskey Distillery
Travel: Athlone to Glasson
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning's final cruise is the perfect time to laze in the hot tub, or visit Captain Ruiari in his wheelhouse. Relax as you float along the River Shannon's beautiful "Inner lakes". This afternoon, your Tour Guide accompanies you to Kilbeggan Distillery, where the secrets of Irish Whiskey making are revealed. Established in 1757, it is now the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery. Return to Shannon Princess for a Farewell "Slainte" gourmet dinner.

Saturday
A Sad Farewellsaturday image
A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Glasson
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Travel from Killaloe to Glasson on the Shannon Waterway

Bicycling Opportunities:
Limited 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)

CREATE A CUSTOM FAMILY CRUISE ITINERARY AND REPLACE ONE OR MORE OF THE EXCURSIONS WITH YOUR PREFERRED FAMILY ACTIVITIES FROM THE LIST BELOW.

 All activities are subject to availability. Please contact your Cruise Coordinator to discuss your requirements.

THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND CARRY A SUPPLEMENT PRICE:

Archery · Guided Kayaking · Zip-lining · Horseback riding · Ghillie fishing · Artisan food producer visit · Guided bicycle or walking tours
Sunday
Welcome Aboardsunday image
Welcome Aboard
Travel: Dublin to Killaloe
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Shannon Princess at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the delightful town of Killaloe. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner onboard.

Monday
Fabulous Falconry Fun!monday image
Fabulous Falconry Fun!
Travel: Killaloe to Mountshannon
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, the Shannon Princess slips onto the river and literally goes with the flow, up through Lough Derg with its many islands and Medieval strongholds. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Adare Manor for an interactive experience with their falcons and other birdlife. "Walk the birds" as they are released to follow you through the grounds! Return to the barge for cocktails and canapes. Expect lively conversation at dinner onboard.

Tuesday
Explore an Ancient Castletuesday image
Explore an Ancient Castle
Travel: Mountshannon to Terryglass
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

Today Shannon Princess meanders effortlessly north through Lough Derg. Laze on deck, lounge in the hot tub, or Join Captain Ruairi in his wheelhouse. Join the locals for lunch at Derg Inn before visiting Leap Castle, rumored to be Ireland’s most haunted house! It's a unique experience to be welcomed by owner Sean Ryan and his family. Back at the mooring, take time to explore this hamlet - walk, cycle, or make a wish in one of the village wells. Then enjoy another gourmet dinner onboard.

Wednesday
A Day in Galway Citywednesday image
A Day in Galway City
Travel: Terryglass to Shannonbridge
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

This morning, your first visit is to Portumna Castle. Experience the Abbey and the 17th-century kitchen garden, from where your Chef purchases fresh produce! Then it's on to Galway City, a lively university town and cultural center. Lunch is at an authentic Guinness and Oyster Bar in Eyre Square, followed by time to browse in the local craft shops. Return to Shannon Princess for a lazy afternoon cruise, and enjoy a gourmet dinner onboard.

Thursday
Meander through Classic Irish Landscapesthursday image
Meander through Classic Irish Landscapes
Travel: Shannonbridge to Athlone
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard

The Shannon Princess glides along the river on a morning cruise through the Irish countryside. Relax on deck with a cup of coffee and enjoy the greenery and scenery. En route, moor at Clonmacniose, an ancient and atmospheric Monastic site founded in the 6th century. After a guided tour, the cruise continues to Athlone. Overnight in this bustling town with time to visit charming craft and antique shops, or sing with the locals at a traditional music pub. Dinner is served onboard.

Friday
Visit the World's Oldest Whiskey Distilleryfriday image
Visit the World's Oldest Whiskey Distillery
Travel: Athlone to Glasson
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning's final cruise is the perfect time to laze in the hot tub or visit Captain Ruiari in his wheelhouse. Relax as you float along the River Shannon's beautiful "Inner lakes". This afternoon, your Tour Guide accompanies you to Kilbeggan Distillery, where the secrets of Irish Whiskey making are revealed. Established in 1757, it is now the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery. Return to Shannon Princess for a Farewell "Slainte" gourmet dinner.

Saturday
A Sad Farewellsaturday image
A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Glasson
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point.

Please note: We welcome families with children and most activities are inclusive while some, e.g. ballooning, go-karting and horseback riding are at additional expense, payable to the provider. Let us know your interests in advance. This is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Travel from Killaloe to Glasson on the Shannon Waterway

Please contact us for more information about the inclusions and exclusions pertaining to this cruise

Bicycling Opportunities:
Limited 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
Sunday
Welcome Aboardsunday image
Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Killaloe
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Shannon Princess at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the delightful town of Killaloe. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner onboard.

Monday
Fore! Lahinch Golf Clubmonday image
Fore! Lahinch Golf Club
Travel: Killaloe to Mountshannon
Meals: Breakfast and dinner onboard; lunch ashore

After a delightful morning cruise, transfer to Lahinch Golf Club, one of the top courses in the world, for lunch in the clubhouse and an 18 hole round. Golf at Lahinch dates back to 1892, making it one of Ireland's oldest clubs. The unpredictable winds coming off the ocean add an interesting twist to your game. Non-golfers will be taken to lunch and then to the Burren Perfumery. Experience how perfume is created from garden to bottle, followed by a delicious High Tea in a local inn. All return together to Shannon Princess for cocktails and dinner.

Tuesday
Golfing at Adare Manortuesday image
Golfing at Adare Manor
Travel: Mountshannon to Terryglass via Dromineer
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

After a sunrise cruise to Dromineer, the golfers will play at Adare Manor Golf Resort, an exquisite 18 hole Championship Course which features 230 acres of lush Irish countryside. Adare was designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Senior. Lunch will be taken at the course. Non-golfers will shop for antiques and gifts, followed by lunch in the charming village of Adare. All guests will return to Shannon Princess, still moored at Dromineer, for a gourmet dinner and evening sail.

Wednesday
Ireland's
Ireland's "Most Haunted" House!
Travel: Terryglass to Shannonbridge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

After breakfast, your Tour Guide escorts you on a to visit Mossfield Organic Farm for a sample their award winning cheeses, and then its to neighboring Leap Castle. Reputed to be Ireland’s most haunted house, Leap Castle was once home to one of America’s founding Fathers, John Carroll. You will be hosted by Sean Ryan, a renowned musician and his family who will invites us in to their unusual home. Return to the barge and laze in the hot tub or explore the riverside path by bicycle or on foot. After dinner onboard, find music and banter ashore at local pubs.

Thursday
Golf The K Clubthursday image
Golf The K Club
Travel: Shannonbridge to Athlone
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Cruise this morning through the protected Callows, a wild life flora and fauna reserve, mooring at Clonmacnoise, the ruins of an ancient monastery. After a guided tour, depart for 18 holes at the K Club. Host for the 2006 Ryder Cup, this Arnold Palmer designed course is one of the premier parkland golf courses in Europe. Non-golfers can elect to visit a top horse breeding farm, or shop at Kildare village with its many designer outlet stores. Return to barge for another gourmet dinner. Share golf lore and music at a waterside pub.

Friday
Golf at Glasson, Sample Whiskey at a Local Distilleryfriday image
Golf at Glasson, Sample Whiskey at a Local Distillery
Travel: Athlone to Glasson
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Cruise this morning through the Shannon’s beautiful Lough Ree and the Inner Lakes passing the route's stately riverside homes. Glasson is one of the most scenic courses in Ireland, with panoramic views over Lough Ree from every hole. The non-golfers will enjoy a cooking class in Chef Olivia’s kitchen. Everyone will have lunch on board, followed by an afternoon tasting at the Old Kilbeggan Distillery, a local distillery dating from 1757. Also visit the nearby Ballinahown Artisan Craft Village. A multi-course Captain's Dinner ends your cruise in style!

Saturday
A Sad Farewellsaturday image
A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Glasson
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point.

This is a sample itinerary which may change depending on the availability of the individual courses and will run in the opposite direction every other week.

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Cold Poached Wild Salmon on Rocket Leaves with Salsa Verde
  • Nanny Goats Cheese and Honeyed Onion Tartlettes
  • Buttermilk Mini Cupcakes with Elderflower Champagne Icing
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
  • 2 Lunches Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Dinner
  • Rosemary and Sea Salt Focaccia and Sourdough Breads with Flavored Dipping Oils and Tapenades
  • Hake Crisped in Sage and Chorizo Oil, Roasted Asparagus with Lime Splashed Prawn Tail Ravioli
  • Gold Gouda and Ardsallagh Soft Cheese
  • Iced Nougat and Vanilla Fondue, with Florentines Biscuits and Frosted Berries
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • Alkoomi Riesling,  2006 Austrialia
  • Weingut Steininger Kabinette,  2007 Austria
  • Coriole Diva,  Sangiovese Shiraz,  2005 Australia
  • Paddy Borthwick,  Pinot Noir,  2005 New Zealand
  • Toro DO Bodegas Dos Victorias,  Elias Mora Semicrianza,  2006 Spain
  • Cote-du-Rhone 2009,  Rasteau, France

Rates & Dates

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 10 guests$43,900$49,500
Private Cruise for 8 guests$41,600$46,800
Private Cruise for 6 guests$39,300$43,800
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$4,600$5,350
Single-Occupancy Supplement$1,600$1,800

2022 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
April17-23, 24-30
May1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-4
June5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-2
July3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 31-6
August7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-3
September4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-1

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • Round trip chauffeured transfers to and from Dublin
  • A dedicated onboard crew consisting of a Captain, Chef, Tour Guide, and Hostess
  • All meals onboard from dinner the first evening to breakfast the final morning
  • All wines served onboard with lunches and dinners
  • Open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily escorted excursions including admittance fees
  • Unlimited use of onboard amenities such as bicycles and the hot tub
Not included in the rate
  • International airfare
  • Cancellation insurance – A Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policy is recommended
  • Suggested crew gratuity of 5-10% of the cruise price

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 10 guests$46,000$52,000
Private Cruise for 8 guests$43,700$49,000
Private Cruise for 6 guests$41,300$46,000
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$4,850$5,650
Single-Occupancy Supplement$1,680$1,900

2023 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
April23-29, 30-6
May7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-3
June4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-1
July2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
August6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-2
September3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • Round trip chauffeured transfers to and from Dublin
  • A dedicated onboard crew consisting of a Captain, Chef, Tour Guide, and Hostess
  • All meals onboard from dinner the first evening to breakfast the final morning
  • All wines served onboard with lunches and dinners
  • Open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily escorted excursions including admittance fees
  • Unlimited use of onboard amenities such as bicycles and the hot tub
Not included in the rate
  • International airfare
  • Cancellation insurance – A Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policy is recommended
  • Suggested crew gratuity of 5-10% of the cruise price

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted

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