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'European Waterways' - luxury, all inclusive hotel barges cruising the beautiful waterways of Europe. The 10 passenger Shannon Princess cruises the River Shannon and its lakes from Quigley's Marina near Athlone as far as Killaloe in Co. Clare.
Since 1974 we have specialised in creating luxury hotel barge holidays on some of the most beautiful waterways in Europe. Our River Shannon cruise, aboard the 10 passenger Shannon Princess, brings you in touch with the very soul of Ireland.
The Shannon Princess is the largest hotel barge cruising the River Shannon. Her thoughtfully designed interior has panoramic windows, through which you can view the passing scenery and includes a comfortable saloon, dining area and bar. The Shannon Princess also features full length, roof top sun deck ideal for relaxing with a drink, or watching the sunset after dinner.
The five suites have en-suite facilities and give a choice of twin or double bed configuration. The experienced Irish crew go out of their way to ensure your every need is accommodated. Your chef was trained at the Ballymaloe School and distinguishes herself at every meal with her signature dishes and your captain has piloted and managed the Shannon Princess for many years.
Cruise highlights let you see the Iron Age Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre, tour the legendary 6th Century Clonmacnoise ruins, full day excursion to Portumna Castle and Galway City, a traditional Guinness and oyster lunch, a visit the unusual haunted Leap Castle, a tour of Birr Castle with its stunning landscaped gardens, you can explore Killaloe and its cathedral and last, but not least, visit the Craggaunowen Iron Age Life Re-Creation Project.