This fabulous little barge cruises north and south on the Shannon River through the Midlands of Ireland. With 10 lovely cabins and a crew of four, every detail is attended to and every creature comfort (within the confines of being on a river barge) is provided. Rauirie Gibbons (skipper/owner) has sailed this river for nearly 20 years and his wife, Olivia, provides food that's better than any fine dining restaurant to be found anywhere, let alone Ireland. The small staff caters to your every whim and introduces local culinary treats. Day excursions give wonderful insights into Irish history and traditions and by the time your trip is over, you wish it could start all over again! A word of advice--pack lightly, but well. Weather can be tricky (it's Ireland for Pete's sake) so pack an umbrella. This is not a dressy cruise, so you don't have to dress for dinner.
If you're looking to see a part of Ireland sometimes overlooked--or just want a relaxing way to see many parts without packing and unpacking all the time, the Shannon Princess is not to be missed!
All cabins are the same size and our suggestion is that while you might want to combine two twin beds to make one king bed, you'll have more room to move if you leave the twin beds where they are. They are tight, but this is a barge, not a cruise ship. Pack lightly--it's very casual and no "dressing up" is required.