Shannon Princess hotel barge

The barge Shannon Princess

Accommodating up to 10 passengers

View of the Shannon Princess

Shannon Princess is rated 5 star

  • Tour the legendary 6th century Conmacnoise ruins
  • Full day excursion to Portumna Castle and Galway
  • Visit the unusual haunted Leap Castle
  • Birds of prey demonstration at Adare Manor
  • Tour of the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery with a private tasting
  • Excellent walking and fishing opportunities

Download the information pack(s) for Shannon Princess

Brochure Factsheet Glasson to Killaloe on the river Shannon

Cruise file for Shannon Princess

From 4600 USD per person

Charters from 39,300 USD

Specifications

Crew members : 5

Boat size
Length 114′10″ ft (35 metres)
Width 16′5″ ft (5 metres)

Accommodation

Up to 10 guests

Double cabins : 5

Also...

Central heating

Air-conditioning

Spa or pool

Wifi

Touring bicycles on request

Shannon Princess photos and videos

Click on any photo to begin the slide show, with photos of the barge and cruise program

Testimonials for Shannon Princess

Larry Cerson, Canada. September 2014

I rate the boat a 9.9/10... the food, rooms, everything
The Cruise route was better than expected, scenery, day trips..
We would book with you again ( second cruise) as you provide a good service.

About the barge "Shannon Princess"

The deluxe Shannon Princess is the largest hotel barge cruisingn on the River Shannon and its picturesque loughs.

The interior has been designed for optimal views using panoramic windows in the comfortable saloon and dining area. Comfy sofas and armchairs invite you to relax as the rich scenery drifts by.
Equally inviting is the sundeck, complete with loungers and a convivial round table for alfresco dining on warmer days.

After a day of cruising and discovering the region, guests can retire to their welcoming stateroom.  Each can be configured as a double or twin, and has panoramic windows for maximum light and a modern ensuite shower room.  The air-conditioned staterooms are tastefully decorated to enhance your stay.

The Shannon Princess is the perfect choice for groups of up to 10 guests for an unforgettable taste of the Emerald Isle.

Plan of Shannon Princess

Plan of the hotel barge Shannon Princess

Shannon Princess cruise routes & itineraries

Cruising between Glasson and Killaloe on the River Shannon

Glasson
Sunday
Guest are met at the designated meeting point and transferred by coach to the Shannon Princess moored at Glasson.
Your Captain and his crew welcome you on board the delightful Shannon Princess with Champagne, Black Velvets or Irish Coffees!
Dinner aboard

Glasson to Athlone
Monday
The adventure begins this morning as we cruise around the beautiful 'inner lakes' and then continue north to Lough Redd exploring some of the 365 islands on the lake, before arriving at Athlone.
No trip to Ireland would be complete without a trip to a distillery, so after lunch we visit the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery, the oldest licenced whisky distillery in the world.  After discovering the history here, we'll continue on to visit an artisan craft village at Balllinahown before returning to the barge.
Dinner aboard.

Athlone to Shannonbridge
Tuesday
Today we negociate Athlone Lock and head south through Europe's finest example of 'Callow' landscape, rich with wildlife. We moor at Clonmacnoise ruins, a famous 6th century university and monastic settlement.
After a tour, we continue our cruise on to Shannonbridge, our mooring for the night.
After lunch we take a private guided trip of Leap Castle.  Will we sense any spirits in this reputedly most haunted house?
Dinner aboard, after which the Captain invites you to join him for a traditional pini in Killeen's pub for an entertaining evening with the locals.

Shannonbridge to Terryglass
Wednesday
We cruise a very pretty stretch of the Shannon through Meelick Lock, pausing as Portumna swing bridge is opened to allow us passage onto idyllic Lough Derg and then moor at Terryglass harbour.
After lunch we set off to visit the stunning Birr Castle with its magnificent gardens, fascinating Science center and the historic Great Telescope which was the largest in the world when built in 1845!
After such an informative afternoon, we return to Shannon Princess for our evening dinner aboard.

Terryglass to Mountshannon
Thursday
Cameras at the ready again today... We visit the beautiful walled gardens of Portumna Castle and the lively center of Galway city before lunch in a traditional Guiness and Oysters pub.
Then, time to relax and admire the views during our afternoon cruise along Lough Derg to moor at Mountshannon.
Dinner aboard.

Mountshannon to Killaloe
Friday
For our final cruise, we head toward Killaloe, where we have time to explore the town briefly.  After lunch on board, we'll head off to visit Aldare Manor, a splendid estate on the banks of the River Maigue, for a falconry demonstation.
The afternoon draws to a close visiting a traditional Irish hand-weaving workshop to discover this art before rejoining Shannon Princess for our
'Slainte' cocktail reception and Captains Dinner aboard.

Killaloe
Saturday
After breakfast, disembark the barge and transfer by private minibus to Dublin

Cruise rates


Glasson to Killaloe on the river Shannon dates and rates

Accommodation Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 10 49500 43900
Whole boat charter for 8 46800 41600
Whole boat charter for 6 43800 39300
Junior suite per person 5350 4600
Single supplement 1800 1600
 
- Departure Dates  2019-
Value April 21 to May 5

Regular May 12 to September 22
 

Enquiry & availability for Shannon Princess

Please use the form below to check availability or ask any other questions.

After you have submitted your enquiry form, if you do not receive a reply by email within the next 24 hours then please call Emma +33 614 250 200 or email emmas.cruises@gmail.com.