SHANNON PRINCESS II
SHANNON PRINCESS II
Irish hotel barge vacation river cruises
The Lower Shannon River, Ireland
~ ABOUT THE BOAT ~
The ten-passenger Shannon Princess II is the only luxury hotel barge cruising the waterways of Ireland. 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 II also features full length, roof top sun deck ideal for relaxing with a drink, or watching the sunset after dinner. Throughout the barge, you will find antiquities, crafts, and art with many works by Irish & local artists .
Shannon Princess accommodates up to 10 passengers in 5 suites. All Suites have a choice of twin or double bedding. They also have a closet, private en-suite bathroom, individually controlled central heating, bottled water and chocolates. The cabins are all well above waterline with large panoramic windows allowing passengers a full, uninhibited view and have ample storage space.
SIZES OF THE CABINS
They are all about the same size, approximately 9ft 10” x 12ft 9” (3mx4m) and about 131sq ft (12.1m sq)
SIZE OF THE BEDS:
All bathrooms have showers, wash hand basin, a W.C., tiled floors and walls and white and stainless steel fittings. Each is supplied with washing gel, hand soap, shampoo, shower cap, towels and robes.
SALOON/DINING ROOM DIMENSIONS & DESCRIPTION:
Very large sundeck area measuring 1800 sq feet (548.64m). There are 2 steamer chairs, 8 reclining chairs and assorted deck furniture with a large matching table and parasol for al fresco dining.
CLIMATE CONTROL & ELECTRICITY:
There are no bicycles kept on board but can they can be hired on request at no extra charge. Please inform Paradise Connections at least 8 weeks in advance if you require these. Speaik to the Captain on the first evening and ask him to inform you when the daily opportunities arise for walking and cycling. The Captain will let you know the barge meeting points and places of interest to visit nearby.
Shannon Princess offers golfing as a themed cruise for private charters. Passengers who wish to play golf will need to be in possession of official handicap cards and/or letters of introduction from their golf clubs at home. (Either or both of these must be presented at some courses prior to play.). Equipment can be provided at a supplemental cost. Powered golf carts are not available on all courses.
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES
Not available on Shannon Princess II
EXCURSIONS BY MINIBUS
12-seater (excluding driver) with air conditioning.
Shannon Princess II offers themed cruises for private charters on a variety of subjects, such as golfing, fishing, horse-trekking, watersports, antiques and crafts, family, spa treatments.
CLOTHES & LUGGAGE
Practical comfort and relaxed is the norm aboard the ‘Shannon Princess’ and for most shore excursions. Dress codes for dinner are relaxed and informal; however, for the Captain's Dinner, gentlemen may opt to wear a jacket and ladies a dress or coordinated outfit. Passengers may choose their own standard of evening dress on chartered departures. Suggested items to pack: A sweater or lightweight jacket for evenings and air-conditioned interiors. During spring and autumn cruises, medium-weight clothing made of wool (or similar fabric) will be necessary. And a lightweight (preferably non-plastic) raincoat or poncho; and an umbrella. We also suggest comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels and textured non-slip soles. In the summer, a sun hat can be useful.
Our barges have a strict non-smoking policy. Smokers are asked not to smoke inside the barge as this may create an offence to your shipmates. Smoking is categorically not permitted in the cabins for safety reasons. If you would like to smoke, you are requested to smoke outside on deck away from fellow passengers.
COMPUTER & TELEPHONE FACILITIES
PASSENGERS WITH MOBILITY RESTRICTIONS
Shannon Princess is all on one level with no steps from the saloon to the cabins. There are 11 steps from the saloon to the outside upper deck and a handrail. If you feel 11 steps would be too much then there is another outside deck with no steps. Ninety-five percent of the daily excursions are on level ground, so no worries with climbing steps; also the minibus transfers you to the sites – so not much walking if you prefer not to. We can arrange the hire of a wheelchair for the week if one is required. The only excursion that may be a little difficult would be Cragganown as this does have a challenging walk for those who are less mobile and some steps are also involved. You would be very welcome to relax on deck if you prefer not to participate on that excursion. Shannon Princess can arrange the hire of a wheelchair for the week. Payment would be made directly to the Captain once on board. Please advise Paradise Connections at least 10 weeks before cruising if this is required.
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