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10
Cabins
5
Crew
5
From $4,400 per person

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Print Boat Info

The Shannon Princess offers Irish hospitality, deluxe accommodations for ten passengers and equisite cuisine. As soon as you step aboard you feel right at home. The decor is light and airy with picture windows. All the cabins are large suites, but no need to stay in your cabin. There is a lovely sundeck for panoramic views of the well renowned Irish countryside. Enjoy guided visits back in time to Ancient Monasteries, historic castles and beautiful Celtic villages. Her experienced Captain and crew go out of their way to ensure your every need is served.

Boat Details

Boat Size: 105 x 20 ft
Number of Cabins: 5
Crew: 5
Cruise Length: 6 nights
Departure Day: Sunday

Cabin Information

5 Queen/Twin Bedded Cabins
Note: All cabin sizes are approximate.

Boat Amenities

A/C
Sun Shade
Heater
Jacuzzi
Books & Games
Open Bar
Transfers
WIFI
Music System
Rooftop Deck

Cabin Amenities

A/C
Hairdryers
Heating
Windows that open
Bathrobes

Pickup Location

3:00 PM, Aberdeen Lodge Hotel, Dublin

Note: Pickup locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Dropoff Location

12:00 PM, Central Location Dublin

Note: dropoff locations may be TBD on charter bookings.
Athlone to Killaloe
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point and transferred and transferred to the Shannon Princess moored in Glasson. Your Captain and his crew welcome you on board the delightful Shannon Princess with Champagne, Black Velvets or Irish Coffees! Dinner on board.
 
Monday
Glasson to Athlone
This morning, we begin our cruise around the beautiful “Inner Lakes” of Lough Ree and then continue north as we explore some of the 365 islands on the lake. We then circle back to the River Shannon and onto our mooring in Athlone Town. After lunch we depart by coach to the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery, the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world, dating from 1757. On the return journey there is time for a visit to Ballinahown, an artisan craft village. Dinner on board.
 
Tuesday
Athlone to Shannonbridge
After breakfast, Shannon Princess descends through Athlone Lock and heads south through Europe’s richest example of “Callow” landscape, countryside little changed in over 1,000 years. This is one of Ireland’s premier Wildfowl Reserves. We moor at Clonmacnoise ruins, a famed 6th century university and early Christian settlement. We lunch on board en route to Shannonbridge arriving mid-afternoon at this typical Irish riverside town. After lunch we visit “Leap Castle”, reputed to be Ireland’s most haunted house. You will be greeted by Sean Ryan and his family who will invite you in to their unusual home and Sean, a renowned musician, will tell you the fascinating history of the castle and the part it played in founding the American Constitution. Sean will gladly play a few tunes with possibly the added bonus of being joined by his talented young daughter who will demonstrate her amazing dancing skills. After dinner on board, join the captain for a pint in Killeen's pub for some Irish music whilst we pass time with the locals.
 
Wednesday
Shannonbridge to Terryglass
This morning, we cruise a very pretty stretch of the River Shannon with an ever-changing landscape drifting by. Travelling down through Meelick lock, pausing as Portumna swing bridge is opened to allow the Shannon Princess passage onto idyllic Lough Derg. We moor at Terryglass Harbour. This afternoon we visit Birr Castle, still resided in by Lord Rosse and his family, to see the magnificent gardens, the fascinating Science Centre and admire the historic Great Telescope. Dinner on board.
 
Thursday
Terryglass to Mountshannon
A full day excursion to Galway City – a lively University City and cultural centre for Irish speaking regions in Western Ireland. Visit the Galway crystal, craft and linen shops and then lunch at a traditional Guinness & Oyster pub. Return to Shannon Princess and set sail across the especially beautiful Lough Derg passing Forrest Park and ancient mountains as we set our course for Mountshannon – a lovely lakeside village perched above the Lough. Dinner on board.
 
Friday
Mountshannon to Killaloe
This morning we set sail through south Lough Derg and her many islands re-joining the River Shannon and entering Killaloe, once home to the court of the greatest High King of Ireland, Brian Boru. We moor on the Tipperary side of this elegant little town, with plenty of time for you to explore. After lunch on board, we set off by private minibus on our excursion to a unique project set in the grounds of Craggaunowen Castle, designed to bring Bronze Age & Celtic culture to life. Also on display is a reconstructed hide boat used by Irish Monks to sail to North America in the 5th. century. Later in the afternoon, we visit a traditional Irish hand weavers workshop and studio, where guests will experience a step back in time, while also learning how these thriving small cottage industries are dealing with technology and the future.  Captains Farewell Dinner on board.
 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
After breakfast transfer by coach to the **designated drop off point.

SAMPLE LUNCH MENU

Cold Poached Wild Salmon on Rocket Leaves with Salsa Verde

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Confit Rabbit Legs

Bean and Sour Tomato Cassoulet

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 Muscle and Artichoke Risotto

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Nanny Goats Cheese and Honeyed Onion Tartlettes

Sweet Chili and Roast Pepper Salad

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 Braised Fennel and Salad

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 Basil and Aubergine Salad

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 Irish Cheese Platter

Summer Puddings

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 SAMPLE DINNER MENU

 

Cheese Tart with Air cured Ham Hock and Tapenade

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 Mango and Campari Sorbet

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 Herbed Duck Leg, Spiced Cabbage

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 Herb and Baby Leaf Salad

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Fresh Dessert Made Daily

2019 RATES
ACCOMMODATION     VALUE    REGULAR
Suite Per Person      $4,600 $5,350
Single Supplement   $1,600 $1,800
Charter 6 Passenger   $39,300  $43,800 
Charter 8 Passenger   $41,600 $46,800
Charter 10 Passenger   $43,900 $49,500

 

2020 RATES
ACCOMMODATION     VALUE    REGULAR
Suite Per Person      $4,600 $5,350
Single Supplement   $1,600 $1,800
Charter 6 Passenger   $39,300  $43,800 
Charter 8 Passenger   $41,600 $46,800
Charter 10 Passenger   $43,900 $49,500

 

2020 DEPARTURE DATES
April 12-18, 19-25, 26-02 VALUE
May 3-9 VALUE
May 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 31-6 REGULAR
June 7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-4 REGULAR
July 5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-01 REGULAR
August 2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-05 REGULAR
Sept 6-12, 13-19, 20-26 REGULAR

Cruise cost includes

Six night accommodations, chauffeured pick up from The Brooks Hotel in Dublin and return transfer to central Dublin hotel of your choice or on request the Dublin Airport, all meals from welcome dinner Sunday evening through breakfast the last morning, wines with lunch and dinner, open bar, and daily escorted excursions

Cruise cost does not include

Airfare to and from your destination, cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

2019 CRUISING SCHEDULE
DEPARTURE DATE ROUTE  SEASON
April 21, 28 Between Killaloe & Glasson Value
May 5 Between Killaloe & Glasson   Regular
May 12, 19, 26 Between Killaloe & Glasson   Regular
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Between Killaloe & Glasson   Regular
July 7, 14, 21, 28 Between Killaloe & Glasson Regular
Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 Between Killaloe & Glasson   Regular
Sept 1, 8, 15, 22 Between Killaloe & Glasson   Regular