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.
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)
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)
Fantastic experience. David and Karen were incredible hosts - experienced, knowledgeable and very passionate. Wish we had booked a longer cruise!Wendy Page (Guest 2017)
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)