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Float down the Shannon on the Shannon Princess Luxury Barge


May 2020: How does a staycation on board a luxury boutique hotel float your boat? Usually only available for week-long cruises, the Shannon Princess, part of the Ireland’s Blue Book collection, is offering mini cruises on board this stunning barge to small groups of up to 6 Guests looking for something unique this August.

Based in Lough Ree, the Shannon Princess is a family owned and operated hotel barge run by Irish husband and wife team Ruairi and Olivia Gibbons. They have combined their love of boating and delicious food with great Irish hospitality to create a unique cruise experience.

Ruairi is the barge’s skipper and experienced tour guide with an insider knowledge of the river and its loughs. Olivia is the on-board chef and who is proud to showcase the best Irish ingredients throughout the cruise. Together they lead a professional crew providing excellent and friendly service.

The Shannon Princess it is the perfect way to explore what the river and this stunning part of Ireland have to offer. Guests on board will enjoy all the indulgent comforts of their own private floating luxury hotel, making this an unforgettable experience that will create memories that will last forever.

Deluxe Accommodations include air conditioning, a deck side spa pool and delicious cuisine and wines.

Price for six people for two nights bed and breakfast, one evening meal and one lunch start at €4,000 for the total stay for up to 6 Guests.

For further information, please contact owners Ruairi and Olivia Gibbons at 087 251 4809 or at

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