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Guest Book 2019

Guest name(s)Home countryDate of CruiseComments
Martin and Caroline HowardEnglandOct 2019This is our sixth cruise on the Wessex Rose. They've all been great, but this is possibly the
best we have had. Such an enjoyable experience.
Helena HerringEnglandOct 2019As usual a great cruise and such fun
Jerry CuthbertEnglandOct 2019Another excellent cruise - a big thank you to Karen and David
Avril CuthbertEngland Oct 2019An excellent cruise all round, thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
Anita MadorinEnglandOct 2019Everything perfect, a thoroughly enjoyable break
Roy MadorinEnglandOct 2019Great experience. Karen and David looked after us. Couldn't have done more
Sally TuckerEnglandOct 2019If you want excellence - fly Wessex Rose!
Phil TuckerEnglandOct 2019In naval Jack speak they run a very tight ship
Brian Edwards and Jackie LaytonAustraliaOct 2019Food was absolutely amazing and tasty. The barge was the best I've ever seen.
Terry and Ann WebbEnglandOct 2019Our fourth time, this tells it all!
Judith Stewart-YoungEnglandOct 2019An interesting and different holiday
Pat MackenzieEnglandOct 2019I am a happy bunny!
Dawn and Tony DennisEnglandOct 2019Peaceful, relaxing, fantastic food, enjoyable company - we felt that nothing was too much trouble.
David and Karen went out of their way to make our trip truly wonderful. Thank you
Elaine HarlowEnglandOct 2019My second holiday aboard the Wessex Rose with David and Karen was above expectation - even
more enjoyable than the first. Their hospitality oozes a real family feel which is so rare. Just can't
wait to join them again for another exciting trip.
Dorothy FoyEnglandOct 2019Enjoyed every minute of the cruise
Keith HammondEnglandSept 2019As ever excellent hosts, food and general ambiance. Great trip. Food that is as good as any top restaurant.
Sue HammondEnglandSept 2019Brilliant - no two trips are ever the same!
Maureen FieldhouseEnglandSept 2019Great hosts, great food. All in all a fantastic experience
Mike FieldhouseEnglandSept 2019A restful and interesting way of putting on weight!
Lynn RoweEnglandSept 2019Our 5th cruise this year!! Still as fresh today as ever.
Fran HowardEnglandSept 2019The Wessie is for life, not just a holiday
Dorothy HarrisEnglandSept 2019I have never been disappointed after 4 cruises
Susan HarrisEnglandSept 2019Always so helpful and friendly. Excellent catering. We've already booked for next year.
Ken and Margaret HarryEnglandSept 2019Karen and David are tireless in doing everything possible for the comfort and care of their guests.
Teresa LillingtonEnglandSept 2019Would highly recommend this totally relaxing holiday. From the comfort of the accommodation to
the meals, cakes & cookies and the excellent service that David and Karen provide makes a truly
amazing holiday. Will return.
Ken Lillington EnglandSept 2019Excellent cruise, will return
Joan MartinAustraliaSept 2019Very informative, professionally run cruise
Joy VirgoAustraliaSept 2019Very enjoyable and well run cruise
Charlie ShawEnglandSept 2019Once again a most enjoyable, relaxing cruise on a rural route with good company and Karen and David of course.
Joan ShawEnglandSept 2019How lucky are we. Great weather, great company, great everything
John NormanEnglandSept 2019The experience is second to none but still continues to improve.
Janet AshtonEnglandSept 2019Karen and David you standards continue to astound.
Dick HemmingEnglandSept 2019A brilliant holiday. David and Karen looked after us superbly. Wessex Rose is wonderful.
We have already booked our next cruise.
Louise HemmingEnglandSept 2019A perfect start to our 30th year of marriage. Wonderful hosts, accommodation, delicious
food and great company. Can't wait to come back.
Carol FairbanksEnglandAugust 2019We've traveled in several different hotel boats and this is easily the best.
The food is excellent and very varied.
John FairbanksEnglandAugust 2019This is without question one of the best hotel boats
Lynn RoweEnglandAugust 2019Brilliant as always!!
Carolann LelandNew ZealandAugust 2019This was my second trip. I expect and hope there will be a third
Martin and Caroline HowardEnglandAugust 2019This was our first trip on the Thames in the Wessex Rose. Very different from the canal, but
equally enjoyable. A great voyage.
Joan HowardEnglandAugust 2019Amazing boat - owned and run by an amazing couple!!
Tim and Ruth DelvesEnglandAugust 2019A lovely relaxing break. Full of interesting information with extra details provided by David and Karen
Paul LudfordEnglandAugust 2019Once again an amazing experience. Karen and David are excellent hosts.
Margaret LudfordEnglandAugust 2019Karen and David were excellent friendly hosts as always. Fantastic boating skills, fabulous food.
A relaxing and interesting holiday.
Lynn MaxAustraliaAugust 2019I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone. David and Karen go out of their way to make sure you are
really comfortable. David was amazing at adapting his menu to my gluten free/dairy free needs. His meals
were amazing. They both make the perfect hosts. Thank you so much for a holiday to remember.
Gail JordanAustraliaAugust 2019We had the most enjoyable and relaxing time. If the opportunity ever came again I would definitely choose
Wessex Rose. Thank you David and Karen, you have made our holiday perfect.
Alex CurrieCanadaJuly 2019This was the third cruise in under 24 months and this is just the best way to enjoy England and it's waterways.
David and Karen are just the best! Looking forward to May 2020. Superb
Cheryl CurrieCanadaJuly 2019Absolutely wonderful as usual. This is our 3rd cruise and can't wait
until next year for our 4th
Sharon BartholomewCanadaJuly 2019Another great time, thank you David and Karen
Paul BartholomewCanadaJuly 2019Enjoyed the adventure, thank you
Josephine FraserCanadaJuly 2019Absolutely amazing trip. The trip of a lifetime.
Fred FraserCanadaJuly 2019A peaceful, leisurely cruise through historic and interesting countryside
Lynette and Warren ReinhardAustraliaJuly 2019We've had the most amazing canal boat cruises. Everything was just perfect including your hospitality
and as we've always said, we're sure David would win Masterchef! Not to mention Karen's delicious
cakes and cookies. Thank you so much!
Catherine ByrneNew ZealandJuly 2019Once again a very enjoyable experience. Karen and David's hospitality is superb!
Michael ByrneNew ZealandJuly 2019Definitely 5 star accommodation, food and experience
David and Lynn GoldsbroughUSAJuly 2019Just about the perfect holiday! A unique combination of boating, walking and wonderful
English countryside
Katie GillinghamEnglandJuly 2019An absolutely fantastic holiday. A wonderful opportunity to 'switch off' and take in the surroundings.
Nothing is too much trouble and I'll definitely be back. Thank you Karen and David! x
Terry GillinghamEnglandJuly 2019Once again you have provided us with a superb cruising experience on a new route.
Thank you both so much for everything xx
Karen GillinghamEnglandJuly 2019Yet again a fantastic week, this being our fourth time! Can't wait to book the next one!
Barbara AndersonUSAJune 2019A truly exceptional experience. Awesome hosts! Food fabulous. I can't say enough good about
this adventure! That's why this is our 2nd time and hopefully more to come.
Craig AndersonUSAJune 2019Always a memorable experience. David and Karen are the consummate hosts.
Everything was wonderful. They are both great chefs and Karen is one heck of a boat driver!!
Judy and Peter BendaAustraliaJune 2019Thank you again for a wonderful experience
Zina WilsonEnglandJune 2019This is a unique 5 star way of discovering the UK
Bernard WilsonEnglandJune 2019Very enjoyable holiday
Dawn and Ken TrowbridgeEnglandJune 2019An excellent relaxing 7 day cruise with brilliant food and attentive hosts
Jill LakeEnglandJune 2019This makes a very comfortable and relaxing break even when the weather doesn't fully co-operate!
Rob SauerAustraliaJune 2019A very special week. Charming hosts enhanced by delightful fellow travellers.
Kate SauerAustraliaJune 2019Karen and David, the boat, the food, drinks etc were all so much more than expected.
Thank you so much!
Charlie ShawEnglandJune 2019Our 4th trip completing Bristol to Windsor on water with Karen's expert boatmanship and a happy
stomach from David's kitchen.
Joan ShawEnglandJune 20191st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th time lucky. Great fun!
Jock and Yvonne LairdSccotlandMay 2019First class service throughout the cruise in every aspect
Pat and David LaycockEnglandMay 2019Made very welcome by David and Karen who were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent
and skilled handling of the boat made for a smooth trip
Ann FoxEnglandMay 2019David and Karen are great hosts, Karen a great helmsman and David a great cook! We had a great time.
Chris FoxEnglandMay 2019A good cruising holiday
Mike HewittEnglandMay 2019A wonderful experience - highly recommended
Jean HewittEnglandMay 2019This is a must do experience. Well designed boat, outstanding service, relaxing, excellent food.
Just wanted the experience to continue.
Tina BlockleyEnglandMay 2019100% relaxation - a retreat on the canal
Lynn and FranEnglandMay 2019Just completed our 17th cruise on the Wessie, nuff said!
Debra WorsnopNew ZealandMay 2019Truly one of my best travel experiences!! Thank you both
Ken and Margaret HarryEnglandMay 2019A very peaceful and reviving holiday and to quote our 9 year old after a cross
Atlantic trip "a delicious way to travel"
Margaret MathesonAustraliaMay 20189Wonderful hosts - nothing was too much trouble. An unforgettable experience
Heather MorrisAustraliaMay 2019Karen and David went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. They are knowledgeable about
the region and are happy to share their information
Janelle PrattenAustraliaMay 2019David and Karen are the most amazing hosts. This is our 2nd cruise with them and we loved it
as much as the first time. All meals are amazing and the morning & afternoon teas are beautiful.
Highly recommend a trip on the WR
Tony PaineAustraliaMay 2019Second time on the Wessex Rose. Really enjoyable experience
Sue WatchmanAustraliaMay 2019This has way exceeded our expectations. I think you have it 'right'.
Neville WatchmanAustraliaMay 2019Truly a wonderful experience with nothing to improve
Noreen and Tom WoolaghanEnglandMay 2019One of the best holidays - very restful - every need catered for
Jan ClarkEnglandMay 2019Fabulous time, food excellent, accommodation amazing use of space.
Karen and David excellent hosts and work hard.
Steve ClarkEnglandMay 2019Fantastic adventure. can do as much or as little as you like. Great hospitality and food.
Jan and Dave BarrsEnglandApril 2019As usual, just right!!!
Colin ChattoeEnglandApril 2019Will certainly recommend to family and friends. Best holiday afloat!
Nick and Christine MasonEnglandApril 2019David and Karen are absolutely excellent hosts
Lynn and FranEnglandApril 2019Thank you for everything but more importantly thank you for being you! xxx
Duncan HarrisEnglandApril 2019Good food, great hosts - heartily recommended.
Colin GarnhamEnglandApril 2019A cruise with a difference. David and Karen have got it just right.
Hilda GarnhamEnglandApril 2019Karen and David are the perfect hosts, adding those little extra touches to make it a special holiday.
Paul CooperEnglandApril 2019Amazingly designed boat, run brilliantly by David and Karen
Vivien CooperEnglandApril 2019We have had a very enjoyable few days and have eaten some excellent food.
Full marks to David and Karen


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