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.
Lovely relaxing week with amazing food. A true five star experience.Celia and Graham (Guests October 2015)
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)
Super vacation! Very relaxing, beautiful scenery, exceptional hosts!Caryl and Barry Frank (Guests September 2015)
David and Karen are wonderful hosts and the Wessex Rose is as comfortable as a boat can be. A holiday on the Wessex Rose is a fantastic experience.David Pyle (Guest August 2013)
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)