Blogs | February 14, 2024

A River Shannon Cruise to Remember

The Shannon Princess is a purpose built luxury barge and our 6-days / 7 nights cruise travels through a section of the longest river in Britain and Ireland, namely the River Shannon. The river gets its name from a Celtic goddess called Sionna [pronounced Shionna], and at a majestic 224 miles long, it is steeped in history and folklore going back Millenia.

The cruises

Get to know Ireland as we stop off in some truly wonderful towns and villages each day. We combine visits to historical sites such as haunted castles and monastic sites with excursions into the lively towns of Galway and Athlone where our guests can mingle with the locals, dine on oysters, go exploring and even do a bit of shopping if they wish. If golf is more to your liking, we combine a cruise with lots of time on world class fairways; the perfect combination.

While we journey from one destination to the next, the River Shannon cruise provides an opportunity to see some of Ireland's beautiful landscapes and changing scenery. The beauty of travelling by rive & loughs means our guests can sit back and relax on our spacious deck and watch the world go by


The barge

Our hotel barge is specifically designed - which we hope goes beyond our passengers' expectations. Every cabin has a river view and our en-suite bathrooms are very spacious.

Our main lounge area combines the dining room with the living room and has ample comfy couches and armchairs. This is the heart of our barge and is perfect for reading, enjoying the panoramic views with a glass of wine or catching up with fellow guests before dinner.


The food

One of the main highlights of our cruise is the yummy food that we serve each day. All of our dishes are made in the galley using local ingredients.  Artisan producers and organic butchers are all part of our ethos to choose only the best ingredients for our dishes.

Wild garlic and various herbs and berries grow in abundance along the River Shannon and are often picked and added to our recipes. The organic nature of their growth enhances the flavours of our dishes.

Gourmet food Shannon Princess


River Shannon cruise options

We have created a few options for our River Shannon cruises, to suit a variety of tastes and interests.

Those looking for an active vacation will enjoy our Walking Cruise which brings our guests to a different location each day and combines exploring with walking excursions.

For guests who enjoy a round on the fairways our Golf Cruise is a perfect opportunity to play 18 holes on some of the world's best courses, including some local courses while enjoying a luxury cruise experience.

Our Classic Cruise is ideal for vacationers who want to explore Ireland, its historical sites and get to know the locals!

 Family itinerary cruise, perfect for all members of the family and all age groups.Shannon Princess




What makes us special

The Shannon Princess boasts 5 luxurious cabins, which accommodates up to 10 passengers, allowing our guests to become acquainted with ease. Friendships and lasting memories make this a truly intimate experience and we make every effort to ensure our guests have a vacation of a lifetime.

If you would like more information, please contact us on our booking form, alternatively you can email us on: [email protected] or call us on +353 87 251 4809.

We look forward to welcoming you on board the Shannon Princess.

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