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 2017 and 2018 cruise schedules. Here you will find details about all our available routes, dates and cruise itineraries. 2017 is almost fully booked, and 2018 is filling up fast. 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.
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)
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 would highly recommend the Wessex Rose. David and Karen ensure that all guests have a wonderful time. The attention to detail, remembering each guests personal preferences, is particularly impressive.Gill Riley (Guests May 2014)
A wonderful experience. Highly recommended, excellent hosts in every respect.Margaret Thomas (Guest July 2016)
Lovely relaxing week with amazing food. A true five star experience.Celia and Graham (Guests October 2015)