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Welcome to The Wessex Rose Luxury 5 Star Hotel Boat

Wessex Rose Visit England 5 Star

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The Wessex Rose 5 Star luxury wide beam hotel boat offers you fully crewed all inclusive cruising in en-suite cabins on a purpose built hotel barge, the perfect choice for your next UK canal boat holiday. Why not join us for a totally unique and relaxing experience on one of our cruises along the Kennet and Avon Canal and River Thames. Whether you’re looking for a short break or longer holiday we have a cruise to suit you. Our route selection varies from three or four night short breaks to seven or nine night holidays exploring some of the most beautiful waterways and attractions Britain has to offer. To find out more about the facilities aboard the Wessex Rose and our cruise selection:

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Whilst our scheduled cruises run from April to October, we offer additional special cruises and the Wessex Rose hotel boat is available for private charter to suit your occasion.

We want you to have a fantastic cruise on the Wessex Rose hotel boat and a large part of this will be enjoying the beautiful waterways that we are sailing on.

It goes without saying that Inland Waterways are a wonderful place to see nature first hand.

Each cruise on the Wessex Rose hotel boat begins at a mooring chosen for its convenient proximity to a main line railway station, other public transport and car parking facilities.


Our second 'voyage' and again our holiday exceeded expectations. We'll be back! This is a 'must do' when in England

Sue Buckle (Guest September 2016)

One of the best holidays ever. Professional crew, excellent handling of boat, superb meals, cakes and biscuits. Karen and David even gave us good weather!

Susan Harris (Guest September 2016)

Another wonderful week, returning home rejuvenated.Looking forward to next year's cruise already

Sandra and Simon Cucksey (Guests August 2016)

A truly memorable holiday. Great hosts, beautiful scenery, food to die for. Already booked for our 2017 cruise!

Chris Morley (Guest Aug/Sept 2016)

A wonderful experience. Highly recommended, excellent hosts in every respect

Margaret Thomas (guest July 2016)

A superb 3 day break on a 5 star boat trip. Thoroughly looked after by David and Karen. Thank you

Brenda and Frank Davis (guests April 2016)

We can totally say this experience on Wessex Rose was very enjoyable. David & Karen are worthy of their 5 stars and more. Excellent attention to detail. We would definitely recommend.

Peggy and Steve Judd (guests April 2016)

Lovely relaxing week with amazing food - a true five star experience

Celia and Graham (guests October 2015)

Super vacation! Very relaxing, beautiful scenery, exceptional hosts!

Caryl and Barry Frank (guests September 2015)

Our second time on the Wessex Rose. Another amazing time unwinding and relaxing. Karen and David are amazing hosts and the food is spectacular.

Bev Le Marquand (guest August 2015)

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