On an Emerald Star cruise you can take in centuries-old monastic settlements and places of historical significance, lush landscapes and dramatic scenery, delightful small villages and harbours, all of which guarantee you a wonderful holiday option in Ireland. Cruise from Carrick-on-Shannon, one of the major boating centres on the River Shannon, it is a thriving town with much to offer on the social scene. At Portumna the delights of Lough Derg and further await. One of Ireland's finest lakes , it's renowned as a place of pilgrimage and surrounded by diverse culture. Portumna also gives easy access to Lough Ree and the entire Shannon waterway.