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.
This cruise exceeded my expectations in every way. All of our party (aged from 30-90 yrs) had a wonderful experience. You turned my dream of a canal holiday into a fabulous reality.Phillipa Stickland (Guests August 2014)
We can totally say this experience on Wessex Rose was very enjoyable. David and Karen are worthy of their 5 stars and more. Excellent attention to detail. We would definitely recommend.Peggy and Steve Judd (Guests April 2016)
The Wessex Rose is not just our life it's our passion, and the desire and determination to offer the highest level of service and quality only increases as we witness our dreams becoming reality.David & Karen (Owners of the Wessex Rose)
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)
One of the best relaxing vacations we have ever taken. Karen and David are outstanding hosts. They work as a team and make everything special for their guests. Thank you so much!!Cindy Griffiths (USA) (Guest April 2017)