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Classic Ireland River Cruise

When it comes to river cruises, Ireland remains one of the most fascinating undiscovered locations in the world. Offering a mixture of folklore, quaint customs, friendly locals and the sort of lush green landscapes which earn the island its nickname of The Emerald Isle, this Classic Ireland River Cruise is sure to satisfy even the most demanding enthusiasts! During this Classic Ireland River Cruise, the nation’s very soul is placed within reach, including experiences of Irish music, crafts such as weaving, and a drop or more of their wonderful whiskey.

The Shannon is perhaps the ultimate location to enjoy the best river cruises. The country’s rolling green pastures, ancient Celtic monasteries and an abundance of wildlife are common place on this Ireland barge cruise’s carefully chosen route. Shannon River cruises in Ireland reveal legends and fables as well as the warm and hospitable Irish people. The people’s extraordinary history has been varied and sometimes difficult but they will always find the time to chat and pass the time of day.

Each departure operates round-trip from Dublin, Ireland, either cruising from Glasson south to Killaloe and returning via overland transfer back to Dublin, or in reverse starting with an overland transfer to Killaloe and cruising north back to Glasson with a return overland transfer back to Dublin. Each departure’s direction is typically confirmed 6-8 weeks in advance.

Cruise aboard the 10-passenger Shannon Princess, a spacious and powerful river cruise vessel specifically adapted for this waterway. She provides Shannon River cruises in Ireland throughout the season. Her experienced captain and crew go out of their way to ensure guests’ every need is accommodated. The onboard Master Chef was trained at the renowned Ballmaloe School and offers distinguished creations and signature dishes.

Consider securing Shannon Princess for private charter cruises in Ireland, with themes including cycling, golf, fishing, pony-trekking, antiques, crafts and even spa treatments, or customize your own itinerary.

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