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.
Cruise Schedules and Booking
We are pleased to offer our 2018 and 2019 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.
Thank you both for a fantastic cruise, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We appreciated the excellent food and first class accommodation and would have no hesitation in recommending the Wessex Rose to anyone.Dave and Val Preece (Guests October 2014)
With thanks to David and Karen for the most wonderful holiday. The hospitality was first class and the food amazing.Hazel Merrin (Guest July-August 2015)
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)
A very enjoyable relaxing break. Karen and David were excellent hosts. Lovely food. A fantastic birthday break. Truly spoilt.Sue Booth (Guest April 2015)
Amazing few days, so relaxing. The boat has everything you would want and Karen and David are excellent hosts. Food was fantastic. Coming again next year.Bev Le Marquand (Guest September 2014)