Welcome to The Wessex Rose Luxury 5 Star Hotel Boat
The Wessex Rose 5 Star luxury wide beam hotel boat offers you fully crewed all inclusive cruising in en-suite cabins on a comfortable purpose built hotel barge, the perfect choice for your next UK canal or river holiday. Why not join us for a totally unique and relaxing experience on one of our scheduled cruises along the Kennet and Avon Canal, River Thames or Grand Union Canal. Whether you’re looking for a short break or longer holiday we have a cruise to suit you. Our route selection varies from three night short breaks to seven or nine night holidays exploring some of the most beautiful waterways and attractions Britain has to offer.
The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard mark has been designed by Visit England in partnership with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for the tourism industry as well as reassurance to visitors that businesses have clear processes in place and are following industry and Government Covid-19 guidance on cleanliness and social distancing.
To ensure compliance with Government guidelines we have installed new santising stations on board and have implemented additional cleaning, sanitising and social distancing measures to protect the welfare and safety of our guests and crew. With these in place we are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the ‘We’re Good To Go’ accreditation by Visit England.
Cruise Schedules and Booking
We are pleased to offer you our 2020 and 2021 cruise schedules. Here you will find details about all our available routes, dates and cruise itineraries. Discounts apply for bookings of two or more consecutive cruises, details available on request.
Your hosts and RYA qualified skippers David and Karen welcome you aboard the Wessex Rose.
Find out more about the Wessex Rose, the very latest in luxury, design, quality and innovation.
View a selection of images from our travels on the Wessex Rose.
View our segment on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces and see the Wessex Rose Hotel Boat come to life.
Some of the most spectacular and architecturally wonderful inland waterways anywhere in the British Isles.
We will serve you interesting, varied and satisfying food with exceptional quality.
Karen and David are the perfect hosts, adding those little extra touches to make it a special holiday.Hilda Garnham (guest April 2019)
Had a fabulous week. Karen and David are excellent hosts and the boat is beautifulElaine Morley (Guest August 2017)
Truly the trip of a lifetime!!Earl Skaarup (Guest September 2017)
One couldn't have better hosts or facilities. Yet again a wonderful experience!Lynne Turcotte (guest June 2018)
Food and service will knock your socks off! Very accommodating for walkers. A pleasure to travel with Karen and DavidHarry Fegley (guest August 2018)