Truffles for Valentines!
Shannon Princess is featured
in Chris Santella's book
"Once In A Lifetime Trips"
HELLO FROM THE WATERWAYS OF IRELAND!.
We are Captain Ruairi Gibbons and Chef Olivia Power, owners of the M.V Shannon Princess, a beautiful boutique barge, carrying just 10 guests, and cruising the fabled Shannon Waterway through the heart of Ireland.
Because we are Irish ourselves... because we have lived along our route for many years... and because we are enchanted with the cuisine, legends, and history of our homeland:
"We invite you to cruise with us and experience our personal Ireland."
Set your watch to Shannon Time!
Relax, unwind and watch the world float by...
On board, you’ll enjoy both contemporary luxury on our modern barge and traditional hospitality for which Ireland is famous. We will pamper you with the freshest of cuisine, using ingredients sourced from local markets, butchers or gardens – even foraged along the way! We take pride in introducing Ireland’s most cherished resource: its people. Meet artisans…farmers…cheese makers. You’ll join the nightly party in the “singing pubs” in villages along the route and tour Ireland’s most haunted castle with its (only slightly) eccentric owner. There is history come alive, at the ruins of an ancient monastery or in a re-created Bronze Age settlement.
All around you is the Shannon Waterway, meandering effortlessly through a region of natural beauty, through wildlife preserves and under ancient bridges. Adorable villages come into sight – let’s get off and explore on foot or by bicycle! We can offer bird watching, fishing, or even golf for those who want to pursue special interests, too. This is an Ireland away from the tourist crowds and close to the hearts of those who want an authentic experience.
“The world class service coupled with an informative itinerary made for an experience we will never forget.”
“Loved it, loved it, loved it!
Relaxing for an entire week was heavenly.
Olivia your food is superb: You MUST write a cookbook!”
“You are the best kept secret that needs to be told!”
“What a wonderful way to see Ireland for the first time!”
“Words aren’t adequate enough to express the joy you provided. The efficiency and organization of you and your crew is mind-boggling.”
“How else could we have seen so many small villages and beautiful scenery in such a stress free manner?”