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Guest Book 2014

What some of our guests said about their experience aboard the Wessex Rose during 2014

Guest name(s)Home countryDate of CruiseComments
Dave and Val PreeceNew ZealandOct 2014Thank 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
Ian TulipEnglandOct 2014Wonderful food, accommodation and hosts
Jo TulipEnglandOct 2014Would recommend this 'cruise ship' to anyone, do it if you can!
Mike and Susan AllenAustraliaOct 2014This was a once in a lifetime experience which you should try to do many times in a lifetime!
Thank you David and Karen, we loved it and very much look forward to seeing you again
John PooleEnglandOct 2014Its not 5 star, its 6 star!
Brian MearEnglandOct 2014Welcoming, comfortable, excellent food & accommodation and company - a fantastic holiday, thank you
Clare MearEnglandOct 2014We have been treated like royalty!
Andy StoneEnglandOct 2014Great experience and very restful
Jay JacobsEnglandOct 2014It was such a wonderful, relaxed experience with food to die for!
Ashley and Jenny TruluckEnglandOct 2014Our delightful hosts provided every comfort for us and looked after us really well
Alan and Wendy TicknerEnglandOct 2014A wonderful 4 days - charming hosts, wonderful food and great fun, what else could anyone want?!
June WaringEnglandOct 2014A wonderful, relaxing, luxurious and enjoyable 5 days
Dick and Yvonne AustenAustraliaOct 2014A wonderful relaxing experience, one to be repeated!
Mike & Ellen ShacklockCanadaSept/Oct 2014Fantastic experience. David and Karen couldn't do enough to make our stay
a great experience. Food phenomenal!
Bill and Sue PilkingtonEnglandSept/Oct 2014Glad that we saw the TV programme. A relaxing holiday, all our expectations met very well.
Good food and all dietary needs met, no worries. Excellent cakes and biscuits!
S ThompsonAustraliaSept 2014Hosts are extremely hospitable and food beyond expectations
Joan MurfittScotlandSept 2014Excellent hosts on a very comfortable boat. Luxury all the way with delicious food.
First class pass from Judge Joan!
Ian MurfittScotlandSept 2014From arriving at the station to the end of the cruise we were made part of the family.
David and Karen made the holiday. Food excellent, entertainment and scenery good too.
Janet and Mike StorkEnglandSept 2014A thoroughly relaxing and pleasurable experience
Angus McGregorNew ZealandSept 2014Had a wonderful restful few days. Lovely accommodation, marvellous hosts, delicious food!
Robert McGregorNew ZealandSept 2014Had a wonderful relaxing cruise. I'll recommend it to friends
Mark and Jeri JohnstoneUSASept 2014Great cruise, weather and crew. Thanks for a great time
Carl and Doris SchulseUSASept 2014Fantastic, a delightful memory to last and last. A new perspective on the land we love
Michael and Wendy MerrymanEnglandAug/Sep 2014 An amazing experience, a professional approach to providing a good holiday break
Bev Le MarquandJerseyAug/Sep 2014 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.
Ian Le MarquandJerseyAug/Sep 2014 Super in every way. All the very best for the future, see you again very soon
Mike BlewmanNew ZealandAug/Sep 2014 A very enjoyable experience from start to finish. A must thing to do. Will return.
Sue BlewmanNew ZealandAug/Sep 2014An experience not to be missed. David and Karen are wonderful hosts.
We will be recommending the Wessex Rose to all our friends and hope to return.
Judie KoskiUSAAugust 2014The cruise is fantastic, beautiful route and boat but most of all Karen and David are top notch!
John KoskiUSAAugust 2014David and Karen - thank you for a fantastic cruising experience. Your friendliness and hospitality put us
immediately at ease.The accommodations aboard the Wessex Rose are wonderful. The leisurely pace of
our cruise from Bath to Pewsey allowed ample time to walk the towpath and countryside, explore
the towns and villages along the way and to truly relax and experience a bit of rural England. Thank you
for the personal care, you are the perfect hosts.
We will definitely highly recommend your cruises to our friends and I hope to one day join you again.
Jim and Linda KoskiUSAAugust 2014We loved the country experience along the K&A and quite a contrast from London. Karen and David made for a perfect week!
Pauline O'SheaAustraliaAugust 2014Thoroughly enjoyed this canal boat experience. Certainly exceeded my expectations.
Marian HillsAustraliaAugust 2014A memorable experience - could not have enjoyed it more. Karen and David are perfect hosts.
Simon, Sandra and Dee CuckseyEnglandAugust 2014We arrived in need of rest and left after a week of being relaxed and spoilt!
Peter KendrickNew ZealandAugust 2014A most enjoyable relaxing holiday. Perfect hosts!
Joy KendrickNew ZealandAugust 2014Thoroughly enjoyed cruise, so easy to wind down to the pace of life
Nigel SticklandNew ZealandAugust 2014Terrific to see a long term vision in action with stunning results. Scenery, amazing boat,
yummy food, lovely knowledgeable company. What a success!
Phillipa SticklandNew ZealandAugust 2014This 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.
Sarah SticklandNew ZealandAugust 2014Delicious food, beautiful boat and very friendly welcoming hosts.
Alison McEwanEnglandAugust 2014Fantastic experience, can't wait to do it again! thank you
Alan McEwanEnglandAugust 2014A superb holiday. All fixtures and fittings are of such a high standard.
The menu & presentation were perfect. Karen and David have thought of everything.
Pamela DowUSAAugust 2014I have never been treated so wonderfully and with such care while on vacation before.
They went out of their way to make me comfortable and made me feel welcome even before
I got on board! Karen and David are hard working busy people but always take time for you
and always anticipate your every need. Always kind and courteous.
Cyndy CharkerAustraliaAugust 2014Hosts David and Karen have thought of everything. Happy to help in any way, happy to talk and
remember little things about your tastes and even anticipate at times. A wonderful experience,
loved it. Congrats to David for the wonderful cooking.
Paul FrostEnglandAugust 2014Fantastic retreat, what a way to enjoy the canals. 5 stars all the way * * * * *
Toni FrostEnglandAugust 2014Fantastic time had on board, can't wait to come again
Denise LowenEnglandAugust 2014A very pleasant and extremely relaxing few days. Delightful hosts who could not have done more to make my stay just lovely
Kevin LowenEnglandAugust 2014Wessex Rose cruise was a memorable experience not just because the facilities and food were
excellent but because of David and Karen's hospitality!
Ian and Heather HukeAustraliaAugust 2014Great experience, great people, great food! Thank you both
Karen GillinghamEnglandJuly 2014An absolutely fantastic week, good company, good food,
totally relaxed and would definitely book again!
Terry GillinghamEnglandJuly 2014Lovely hosts, lovely boat, fantastic cruise, thank you both!
John & Rosamund BurtonEnglandJuly 2014We had an excellent holiday with very friendly and attentive hosts
Billy BlackmanEnglandJuly 2014Super setting on canals and a good way to chill out with a relaxing
crew and fellow passengers
Fran & LynnEnglandJuly 2014Seriously the best holiday we have had for years
All thanks to Karen & David & Wessie!
Lynette ReinhardAustraliaJuly 2014A fabulous relaxing week on the waterways with amazing hosts!
Warren ReinhardAustraliaJuly 2014A great holiday adventure, would recommend to anyone
Fantastic couple to go with on a canal boat ride to always remember
Jenny WeaverAustraliaJuly 2014Introduced us to a way of life we knew nothing about, stepping out
of time for a week of relaxing & watching the canal go by
Ross WeaverAustraliaJuly 2014An unforgettable week in beautiful English countryside in absolute luxury!
Patricia CarruthersAustraliaJuly 2014Great couple, wonderful holiday
James CarruthersAustraliaJuly 2014Excellent atmosphere to enjoy, highly recommended
Beryl WoodEnglandJuly 2014Very relaxing, far from the madding crowd and so interesting
to converse with other people visiting the canal and enjoying
the walks on the towpath, another world
Roger WoodEnglandJuly 2014We have had a very interesting and enjoyable
week with excellent hospitality
Sharon & Vic WattsCanadaJuly 2014Superb experience, great hosts and chef
Sally ScottNew ZealandJuly 2014A highlight of our time in the UK
Ron ScottNew ZealandJuly 2014The trip was a joy throughout. Great accommodation, perfect hosts,
clean and tidy, wonderful food and drinks on demand for the thirsty.
Chris BoatmanEnglandJune/July 2014Amazing boat, excellent food and service, altogether wonderful
Rob BoatmanEnglandJune/July 2014D&K looked after our needs very well, a most relaxing and enjoyable trip
Mary and Allan SandersonEnglandJune/July 2014We have enjoyed every moment , you are so attentive to the comfort and safety
of every guest, we all felt like friends very soon.
Jean GoffAustraliaJune/July 2014Anyone wanting to really unwind this cruise is the answer
Winsome GoffAustraliaJune/July 2014Very enjoyable and relaxing holiday
Trish and Arthur WilksAustraliaJune 2014Wonderful trip, wonderful boat, wonderful food, wonderful host and oh so organised
Ken TrumanAustraliaJune 2014Excellent hosts, 5 star treatment
Barb TrumanAustraliaJune 2014Wonderful experience, fabulous food, great hosts
Mary Samara-WickramaAustraliaJune 2014A most enjoyable holiday with charming hosts who kept us well informed about the places we visited.
I would recommend this holiday to those looking for a leisurely trip.
Roger and Angela EnglandJune 2014Fantastic holiday, superb food, wonderful hosts, all we could wish for and much more
Colin and Jill RutherfordEnglandJune 2014We had the best time with a lovely bunch of people. Fantastic food, great weather
and scenery and such a comfortable 'home' for 4 days. Thank you so much
Karen & David - we hope to return.
Priscilla FlemmingAustraliaJune 2014An excellent cruise with superb catering
Paul FlemmingAustraliaJune 2014A great way to relax, take in rural England, and be hosted to 5* standards in all respects.
John and Shirley TickettEnglandJune 2014Highly recommended. Friendly with excellent service.
Lindy CassedyEnglandJune 2014Perfect in every way
TinaAustraliaJune 2014What a wonderful experience, thank you
Susan DelafieldEnglandJune 2014We would love to come back again. This is the very best canal cruise we
have done. Lovely couple.
Robert AndertonEnglandJune 2014Having been fed by the world's renowned chefs, David is up there with them.
Gill RileyEnglandMay 2014We 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.
Mary WhiteEnglandMay 2014A lovely cruise with friendly hosts, nothing was too much trouble
and our enjoyment was their prime purpose.
Jack WhiteEnglandMay 2014A very relaxing experience
Ray and Josie AshbyEnglandMay 2014Its a great experience for us canal newbies. Loved every minute of it.
Lynne O'ReillyEnglandApril 2014Clearly ambassadors in the field of waterways hoteliers
Alec EdmondsEnglandApril 2014David and Karen ensured we had a very nice time
Cathy SiraEnglandApril 2014David and Karen are a perfect combination for hosting this
cruise - professional and talented, they are the real deal!
Gary SiraEnglandApril 2014David and Karen provide an outstanding service which compliments
the beautiful experience created by them
Tony BoulterEnglandApril 2014Another excellent relaxing cruise. David and Karen come out top again
John and GillianScotlandApril 2014Excellent food on offer, great experience, would do it again

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