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Shannon Princess - Family Cruise

Shannon Princess - Family Cruise

From
€3,550 Per Person

Premier Class

 

Be enchanted with picturesque landscape, charming castles and rolling hills of Ireland on board Shannon Princess with the family as you cruise along the River Shannon.

  • Country / Region
    Ireland /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    SHAFAM0816
  • Itinerary
    Athlone to Killaloe
  • Cabins
    5
  • Max Passengers
    10
From
€3,550 Per Person

Premier Class

 

Be enchanted with picturesque landscape, charming castles and rolling hills of Ireland on board Shannon Princess with the family as you cruise along the River Shannon.

  • Country / Region
    Ireland /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    SHAFAM0816
  • Itinerary
    Athlone to Killaloe
  • Cabins
    5
  • Max Passengers
    10
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary DrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesMealsMeals Gourmet meals paired with wine and cheeseItineraryItinerary Cruise between Athlone and Killaloe.TransfersTransfers Transfers from/to the bargeInclusionInclusion WiFi on board

Summary

Experience a scenic holiday cruise with the family on board the charming Shannon Princess. Admire the lush countryside of Ireland as you cruise along the beautiful River Shannon. Enjoy watersport activities and excursions to some of Ireland's best tourist spots. 

 

Note: Family themed cruises are charter only.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Enjoy water sports  activities at Bay Watersports Centre - all ages can participate. 
  • Guided tour of Clonmacnoise ruins. 
  • Visit the Leap Castle, Ireland's most hunted castle.
  • Visit Mossfield Farm for a demonstation of organic farming and cheese making.
  • Enjoy horseback riding at Flower Hill Country House Equestrian Centre. 
  • Discover the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher. 
  • Visit the the Foynes Flying Boat Museum.

Inclusions

  • Local transfers between Dublin and the hotel barge
  • Luxury 6-night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • Services of 5 crew
  • Use of barge facilities including wireless internet access, spa-pool and bicycles on request

Cruise Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Baked Baby Lobster, Roast Sholder of Lamb, Black Velvet Crepes filled with Raspberries and served with Champagne Sauce


Wine Cellar
A wide selection of French & other European wines, complemented by fine Irish single malt whiskies


Cheese Board
Cashel Blue Farmhouse Cheese; Cooleeney; Boilie Goats Cheese; Carrigbyrne St. Brenden; Durrus; Gubbeen

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Itinerary 

Athlone to Killaloe

Day 1, Sunday
Meet at 15:00 at the designated meeting point. Champagne reception on board and golfing at nearby at Glasson Golf Course a championship course. Family BBQ on deck.

Day 2, Monday
Half or full day at Bay Watersports Centre where we moor.  Enjoy activities such as zorbing, water trampolining, assault courses, kayaking, currach rowing, dingy sailing & powerboating. All ages can participate. In the evening, explore Athlone Castle and enjoy visit to Ireland's oldest pub and enjoy traditional music. 

Day 3, Tuesday
We moor at Clonmacnoise ruins. Enjoy a guided tour and visit to the interpretive center. Alternatively for energetic souls wishing to linger and explore, a picnic lunch can also be arranged while enjoying a guided cycle along rural byways to rejoin the barge at her overnight moorings in Shannonbridge. We go ghost hunting at Leap Castle Ireland’s most haunted castle. Visit to award winning Mossfield Farm where they demonstrate organic farming & cheese making. Music in Kileen’s pub for all the family after dinner. 

Day 4, Wednesday
We moor waterside at the foot of a gentle hill that slopes up to Terryglass village and time to explore this charming Hamlet. After lunch, we are all off to Oliver Walsh’s spectacular “Flower Hill Country House Equestrian Centre” for some of the best horse riding Ireland has to offer. This is a chance to experience a natural cross country course with the infamous Galway Blazer Fox Hunt Stone Walls.

Day 5, Thursday
Early morning cruise to Mountshannon, whilst enjoying breakfast on board, followed by a visit to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. This is top of the list of places to see in Ireland and a designated UNESCO Geo Park. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometers over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare.

Day 6, Friday
Cruise to Killaloe and visit to Foynes Flying Boat Museum. This museum captures perfectly the romantic era of the first transatlantic passenger flights by flying boat. Pan-Am Airlines commissioned Charles Lindbergh who had made the first solo flight to Europe in 1927, hot on the heels of Alcock and Brown who had beaten him to it in 1919, to find a suitable base for their flying boat service from New York to Ireland. Foynes on the Shannon estuary was chosen as the nearest European landfall, which turned out to be of strategic importance as a back door into Europe during WW2. A fishing Ghillie can also be arranged for lake fly fishing. Farewell captain's dinner.

Day 7, Saturday
Transfer to the designated drop off point after breakfast.

Barge Details 

Shannon Princess Deck Plan

Shannon Princess deck plan

  • 107 feet long
  • 10 passengers
  • 5 crew
  • 5 twin/double state rooms with en-suite facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • Touring bicycles on request
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • WiFi (Subject to local reception)
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

Departure Dates (Sunday) Suite per person Single Supplement
July 30 4,190 Euros 1,500 Euros
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 4,190 Euros 1,500 Euros
September 3, 10, 17, 24 4,190 Euros 1,500 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 6 ppl Charter 8 ppl Charter 10 ppl
July 30 35,700 Euros 37,600 Euros 39,500 Euros
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 35,700 Euros 37,600 Euros 39,500 Euros
September 3, 10, 17, 24 35,700 Euros 37,600 Euros 39,500 Euros

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Suite per person Single Supplement
April 22, 29 3,950 Euros 1,350 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 4,490 Euros 1,550 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 4,490 Euros 1,550 Euros
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4,490 Euros 1,550 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 4,490 Euros 1,550 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23 4,490 Euros 1,550 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates Charter 6 ppl Charter 8 ppl Charter 10 ppl
April 22, 29 33,400 Euros 35,200 Euros 37,000 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 37,600 Euros 39,800 Euros 42,000 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 37,600 Euros 39,800 Euros 42,000 Euros
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 37,600 Euros 39,800 Euros 42,000 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 37,600 Euros 39,800 Euros 42,000 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23 37,600 Euros 39,800 Euros 42,000 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Region Available For Supplement
Family Ireland Charter up to 10 ppl None

Artisan cruises include visits to specialist artisans where a variety of hand-made products are produced.

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

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