|Barging / River Cruises in Ireland:
Luxury river barge cruise vacations on the Irish hotel barge SHANNON PRINCESS II cruising the Shannon River. Treat yourself to a barging holiday and enjoy the Irish culture and beautiful countryside.
|Elegant Dishes, Sublime Flavours, and "Must-Have" Desserts, including Freshly Baked Pastries & Breads from the Galley...
Shannon Princess's chef, Olivia, grew up in Ireland... a culture rich with food and hospitality. After college she attended Ballymaloe Culinary School, and also trained internationally by working all over the world in hotels, restaurants, and yachts.
Olivia is the first to acknowledge what a great privilege it is as a chef to continuously use the freshest and highest quality ingredients sourced on a daily basis. An avid forager, Olivia often musters guests and crew together to head off for an afternoon's picking of wild fruits, herbs, and heirloom vegetables.
Onboard SHANNON PRINCESS you will be treated to a unique taste of Ireland during your stay aboard. Menus, food, and service are a tribute to Ireland's abundant natural ingredients and artisan producers. Prepared to be seduced by only the finest and freshest ingredients, gathered at farm shops and country markets along the Shannon and, of course, from the sea. Cheeses and organic ingredients are chosen from dedicated crafts people with a true love of food. The handmade farmhouse cheeses are unique to each cheesemaker's farm and milk herd.
You will be treated to elegant dishes, sublime flavours, and "must-have" desserts.
Begin Your Day with a Wellness Style Breakfast
Complemented by freshly baked pastries, strudles and breads from our galley. Enjoy in-season berries, waxed honeycomb, fruit compotes, farmhouse cheeses, and handmade charcuteries.
A Bountiful Buffet for Lunch
An appetizing variety of fresh salads, tartlets, quiches, homemade breads, Irish farmhouse cheeses, and wine selected to complement.
Sumptuous Gourmet Dinners
You will be treated to elegant dishes, sublime flavours and must have desserts. Each meal is an occasion served on fine porcelains, with delicate Irish crystal and crisp linens, all accompanied by excellent European and Southern Hemisphere wines and, of course, indulgent Irish liqueurs.
The SHANNON PRINCESS enjoys the pleasure of sharing the fruits of their search for great wines. Wines served are both New and Old World wines, perfect to complement your gourment dining.
SHANNON PRINCESS is happy to attend to special dietary requirements. For example, low fat, healthy eating options.