Welcome to The Wessex Rose Luxury 5 Star Hotel Boat
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The Wessex Rose 5 Star luxury wide beam hotel boat offers you fully crewed all inclusive cruising in en-suite cabins on a 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 cruises along the Kennet and Avon Canal, River Thames and 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 or four night short breaks to seven or nine night holidays exploring some of the most beautiful waterways and attractions Britain has to offer.
To find out more about the facilities aboard the Wessex Rose and view our cruise selection:
Kennet & Avon Canal
The most spectacular and architecturally wonderful inland waterway anywhere in the British Isles.
Walking the Waterways
Why not venture off the boat for a little while and explore some of the most beautiful and gentle countryside in Britain
We will serve you interesting, varied and satisfying food with exceptional quality
Whilst our scheduled cruises run from April to October, we offer additional special cruises and the Wessex Rose hotel boat is available for private charter to suit your occasion.
We want you to have a fantastic cruise on the Wessex Rose hotel boat and a large part of this will be enjoying the beautiful waterways that we are sailing on.
It goes without saying that Inland Waterways are a wonderful place to see nature first hand.
Each cruise on the Wessex Rose hotel boat begins at a mooring chosen for its convenient proximity to a main line railway station, other public transport and car parking facilities.
Fantastic experience. David and Karen were incredible hosts - experienced, knowledgeable and very passionate. Wish we had booked a longer cruise!Wendy Page (Guest 2017)
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)
Our second 'voyage' and again our holiday exceeded expectations. We'll be back! This is a 'must do' when in England.Sue Buckle (Guest September 2016)
One of the best holidays ever. Professional crew, excellent handling of boat, superb meals, cakes and biscuits. Karen and David even gave us good weather!Susan Harris (Guest September 2016)
Another wonderful week, returning home rejuvenated. Looking forward to next year's cruise already.Sandra and Simon Cucksey (Guests August 2016)
A truly memorable holiday. Great hosts, beautiful scenery, food to die for. Already booked for our 2017 cruise!Chris Morley (Guest Aug/Sept 2016)
A wonderful experience. Highly recommended, excellent hosts in every respect.Margaret Thomas (Guest July 2016)
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)
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)
Lovely relaxing week with amazing food. A true five star experience.Celia and Graham (Guests October 2015)