Cruise along the Shannon Waterway aboard the Shannon Princess, making your way thru small lakes and rivers of Ireland. Captain Ruiari will be your local guide, and his carefully chosen crew will provide attentive service and warm hospitality during your cruise. The vessel’s salon and dining area are the social center of the barge, with plenty of seating and portrait windows to enjoy the view. Or head to the upper deck and enjoy the view from the hot tub – maybe with a cup of coffee and Baileys! Enjoy Irish cuisine with Chef Olivia, trained at Ireland’s prestigious Ballymaloe School of Cookery. Her ‘New Irish’ cuisine are creative takes on traditional ingredients (insert your own potato joke here). The sightseeing includes stops of culinary importance, including whiskey tasting and lunch at a Guinness and Oyster Bar.
The onboard chef will be creating regionally inspired fare throughout the week, with light buffet at lunch and multi-course gourmet dinner with fine wine pairings from local vineyards. Breakfast will be continental, consisting of fresh baked goods from a local boulangerie, cheese, cereal, fruit, yogurt, coffee, juice and tea. Sample lunch could include cold poached wild salmon on rocket leaves with salsa verde, nanny goats cheese and honeyed onion tartlettes, and buttermilk mini cupcakes with elderflower champagne icing. A sample dinner could include 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 and iced nougat and vanilla fondue with florentines biscuits and frosted berries.
Dates & Rates
Shannon Princess cruises from April thru September, annually.
2019 dates are available to book now. Call USA River Cruises: (800) 578-1479.
Included in the rates: 6-nights/7-days in a cabin with private bath; chauffered transfers from Dublin to the barge, and return; all onboard meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning; all wines with lunch and dinner; open bar; daily escorted excursions and use of the onboard bicycles.
Rates do not include: airfare to and from France; cancellation insurance; crew gratuities.