SHANNON PRINCESS

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Shannon Princess II
Killaloe to Athlone 

 

Sunday, Day 1 GLASSON

Guests are met in Dublin** and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Shannon Princess. Your Captain and his crew welcome you on board with champagne, Black Velvets or Irish coffees. Time perhaps for a gentle stroll before your first dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 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 visit the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery, dating from 1757 and the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world. On the return journey there is time for a visit to Ballinahown, an artisan craft village. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 ATHLONE TO SHANNONBRIDGE

Today we negotiate Athlone Lock and head south through Europe’s richest example of “Callow” landscape. We moor at Clonmacnoise ruins, a famed 6th century university and an early monastic settlement. Following a tour, we cruise on to our mooring at Shannonbridge. Then, after lunch we visit Leap Castle, reputed to be Ireland’s most haunted house. You will be given a personal tour by the eccentric owner Sean Ryan, whom with traditional Irish musicians, will relate to you the fascinating history of the castle and its part in founding the American Constitution. After dinner on board, perhaps join the captain for a pint in Killeen’s pub and an evening with the locals.

Wednesday, Day 4 SHANNONBRIDGE TO TERRYGLASS

This morning, we cruise a very pretty stretch of the River Shannon through Meelick lock, pausing as Portumna swing bridge is opened to allow us passage onto idyllic Lough Derg and then moor at Terryglass Harbour.  This afternoon we visit Birr Castle, still resided in by the Earl of Rosse and family, to see the magnificent gardens, the fascinating Science Centre and admire the historic Great Telescope. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 TERRYGLASS TO MOUNTSHANNON

Today, our tour is firstly, to the walled gardens of Portumna Castle, then on to Galway, 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. We return to Shannon Princess and set sail across beautiful Lough Derg, passing Forrest Park and ancient mountains as we enjoy our dinner and sunset cruise to Mountshannon – a lovely lakeside village perched above the Lough.

Friday, Day 6 MOUNTSHANNON TO KILLALOE

Today we set sail across south Lough Derg, re-joining the River Shannon to moor at Killaloe, once home to the court of the greatest High King of Ireland, Brian Boru. After exploring this elegant little town, we lunch on board, then set off to Adare Manor, a magnificent estate located on the banks of the River Maigue. Here, in the setting of the Walled Garden, we gain a real insight into the history and tradition of falconry and have the opportunity to ‘get up close and personal’ with birds of prey such as owls, falcons and eagles – a magical experience. We end the afternoon by visiting a traditional Irish hand-weaving workshop. ‘Sláinte’ cocktail reception and Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 KILLALOE

After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Dublin**.



NOTE: The above is a suggested itinerary for our Lough Derg Shannon Cruise. On alternate weeks, cruise will be in reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

Special interest cruises such as Golf and Equestrian charters can be accommodated with advance notice. Golf courses include Lahinch, Galway Bay and Glasson.

Shannon Princess can offer golf "a la carte style" whilst cruising, as it is difficult logistically to combine golfing with the regular cruise.  During your cruise your Captain will be pleased to offer golf days and will reserve tee times for you and a taxi to and from the golf clubs.  The golf tee times rate and taxi costs should be paid by you to the Golf Club or taxi company on the day.  An example of pricing is as follows:

Glasson Golf Course fee approx. ?75 and return taxi ?30
Athlone Golf Course fee approx. ?60 and return taxi ?20
Portumna Golf Court
fee approx. ?50 and return taxi ?30
Limerick Golf Club fee approx ?75 and return taxi ?50

If you would like to golf during your cruise please advise our reservations department at least 3 weeks prior to your cruise.  Golf tee times are subject to availability.

 

2018 Rates

Shannon Princess II
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Value 37100
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Regular 41400
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 44200
Single supplement Value 1500
Suite per person Regular 5050
Suite per person Value 4400
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 39300
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Regular 47000
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Value 41500
Single supplement Regular 1700

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
May 6, 13, 20, 27; Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 Regular Athlone to Killaloe or reverse
July 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Regular Athlone to Killaloe or reverse
Aug 06, 13, 20, 27; Sep 02, 09, 16, 23 Regular Athlone to Killaloe or reverse
Apr 22, 29 Value Athlone to Killaloe or reverse

2019 Rates

Shannon Princess II
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Regular 49500
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Regular 46500
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Value 41800
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 48800
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 46800
Single supplement Regular 1800
Suite per person Regular 5350
Suite per person Value 4600
Single supplement Value 1600
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Value 43900

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Apr 21, 28 Value Athlone to Killaloe or reverse
May 05 Value Athlone to Killaloe or reverse
Sep 01, 08, 15, 25 Regular Athlone to Killaloe or reverse
Aug 04, 11, 18, 25 Regular Athlone to Killaloe or reverse
Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Regular Athlone to Killaloe or reverse
May 12, 19, 26 Regular Athlone to Killaloe or reverse

 

- $800 per person supplement for golf cruises.

 

Meeting Point
Ireland - Dublin - Aberdeen Lodge Hotel, Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1 - Sunday 3 p.m.
Transfer included.


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