Shannon Princess barge

Shannon Princess barge cruise ship

Cruise line
European Waterways

Specifications of Shannon Princess barge

Year of build2003  /  Age: 21
Classhotel barge
Speed12 kn / 22 km/h / 14 mph
Length (LOA)32 m / 105 ft
Beam (width)5.5 m / 18 ft
Gross Tonnage90 gt
Passengers5 - 10
Decks with cabins1

Shannon Princess barge Review

Review of Shannon Princess barge

The 10-passenger ship Shannon Princess is the only luxury hotel barge cruising Ireland's waterways. Shannon Princess cruises on Shannon River, between Lough Ree and Killaloe. Dublin is the departure port from where passengers are transported to the ship. This way they can add a hotel stay in Ireland's capital city to make the best of their travel holiday.Shannon Princess barge cruise ship


The all 5 staterooms aboard Shannon Princess are all the same size (12 m2 /131 ft2). Each cabin has twin beds which can be converted to double, individual heat control,  spacious closets, en-suite bathrooms, bedside tables with lamps. All beds are dressed in stylish Irish linen. Arriving travelers find bottled water and chocolates waiting for them. Cabin bathrooms feature white tiles and stainless-steel fittings. Other amenities include towels, robes, hairdryer, soap, shower cap, shower gel, and shampoo. 

Shipboard facilities

The barge's beautifully designed interiors feature panoramic windows, through which guests can view the passing scenery, The riverboat has a comfortable saloon, bar and dining area. The barge has a full length, rooftop sun deck - a wonderful spot for relaxing or a pre-dinner drink.

All meals are served single seating, with buffet-style breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is Continental and includes bread, fruit, cereal, coffee, and tea. Full Irish breakfast is served on request. Lunch is a light buffet with salads, bread, cheeses and pate or fish. The midday meal is sometimes served as a picnic out and now and then as a 3-course meal.

  • Shannon Princess cruise deals are priced in two categories - "value season" (April) and "regular season" (May through September). Ticket prices per person (double occupancy) range between USD 4400 and USD 5000. Single supplement rates (for solo travelers) range between USD 1500 and USD 1700. The ship can be also booked as a full charter, with pricing depending on guests' number - between USD 37100 (6 passengers) and USD 47000 (10 passengers).
  • Themed cruises on Shannon Princess are offered as: "Irish Artisan" (no supplement), "Family" (full charter only, no supplement), "Golf" (USD 900 supplement per player, deals inclusive of transfers to the golf courses), "Walking" (full charter only, no supplement, deals inclusive of daily tours with a professional guide).

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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