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&)Beyond Cruises adds another beyond the ordinary destination to its 2020 collection of itineraries, the Ireland River Barge Cruise Aboard The Shannon Princess. The Shannon River, the longest in the country at 224 miles, serves as a natural border between the western and eastern parts of Ireland. The seven-day barge cruise starts and ends in Dublin. The Ireland River Barge Cruises’ departure schedule is from April through September 2020 and starts at $4,600 per person double occupancy.
As the Shannon Princess winds its way along this famous river, passengers can relax as they sit on the deck while their eyes feast on a landscape of rolling green fields, ancient Celtic landmarks and an abundance of wildlife. Beyond Cruises’ guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the heritage and local traditions of this region of Ireland through a variety of fascinating excursions. The Shannon Princess, the largest hotel barge to float along the Shannon River, navigates through the idyllic “Inner Lakes” of Lough Ree and explores some of the 365 islands on the lake. Excursions include a tour of the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery, dating from 1757, making it the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world, as well as a chance to “get up close and personal” with birds of prey such as owls, falcons, and eagles at Walled Garden. experience.
The barge experience itself is unique and intimate with a total of only ten passengers.
One can enjoy the panoramic views while savoring a gourmet meal prepared by the onboard Ballymaloe School trained Chef, or unwind and watch the countryside glide slowly by on loungers or in the heated spa pool on the sundeck. This quaint, but comfortable, barge will help make guests journey through the Emerald Isle one they will never forget.
SHIP – The Shannon Princess
EMBARKATION – Dublin – Glasson, Ireland
SAILING DATES – April – September 2020
PRICE – Starts at $4,600 per person double occupancy
Learn about the history of Leap Castle, reputed to be Ireland’s most haunted house, during a personal tour given by the eccentric owner of the castle, Sean Ryan.
Explore the city of Galway, a lively cultural center for Irish-speaking regions in Western Ireland.
Visit a traditional hand-weaving workshop.
Discover the “Inner Lakes” of Lough Ree and some of its 365 islands.
Tour the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery.
Superb food and beverages, farm to table cuisine.
Ports of Call
Dublin to Glasson, Ireland
Killaloe to Dublin
The Ireland River Barge Cruise starts at $4,600 (per person/double occupancy) for the Value Season departures: April 18, 25 and May 2, 2020 sailing dates.
The starting price for the regular 2020 season departure dates from May 9 through September 19, 2020, is $5,350 (per person/double occupancy).
CHARTERS available starting at $39,300 (based on 6 passengers)!
Themed to your request: Family / Golf / Art / Wine Appreciation
For more information and reservations call: 1-800-833-2111
About Beyond Cruises – Beyond the Ordinary
Beyond Cruises’ passion remains unchanged since its inception: an alchemy that blends enriching oneself educationally and exploring the true identity of a destination, while enjoying the comforts and unique benefits of a small ship sailing the seas. Today, in addition to the barge cruises, Beyond Cruises offers unique programs aboard mega yachts, motor sailers, and small ships. Their small ships currently serve handpicked cruise destinations worldwide including, Greece, the Adriatic Sea, Seychelles, West Africa, Spain Portugal, Bali, Tahiti with more to come!
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