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Guest Book 2016

What our guests have said about their experience aboard the Wessex Rose this year

Guest name(s)Home countryDate of CruiseComments
Alison McEwanEnglandOct 2016Really love this holiday, can see us coming every year until Karen and David are fed up with us, we love it! Thanks
Alan McEwanEnglandOct 2016This is our third cruise and it has been as superb as the others. The highlight was probably the celebration of
my birthday - fantastic, thanks! And the Caen Hill flight - amazing. And of course Karen and David's superb
hospitality and friendliness.
Jonathan PurshouseEnglandOct 2016Nice to see you, to see you nice! Strictly fab-u-lous cruising.
Jill and Colin RutherfordEnglandOct 2016Our third cruise with David and Karen - says it all! Total relaxation, we love it - and them!
Helen and Ian PotterEnglandOct 2016Superb experience, brilliant hosts, 5 star plus overall
Roger and AngelaEnglandOct 2016It just gets better and better!
Barrie GimsonNew ZealandOct 2016Really can't fault anything, delightful few days
Ann WebbEnglandOct 2016How can you improve on perfection?
Kent BusterUSAOct 2016The food and facilities were outstanding. I enjoyed learning about locks and helping to open and close the gates.
Zina WilsonEnglandOct 2016This has been one of the most magical river trips, dreamily lazily floating at walking speed amongst wild greenery in the sunshine
Celia and BobEnglandOct 2016Thank you for a wonderful 'long weekend', we enjoyed it all
TryphenaEnglandOct 2016Great people, great trip, what better way to relax!
Janelle PrattenAustraliaOct 2016The past 7 nights have been a highlight of our trip to England. It has been restful but exciting as well.
David and Karen can't do enough for their guests. Amazing experience!
Val BobryUSAOct 2016Can only hope to do it again!
Howard BobryUSAOct 2016Delightful experience with wonderful hosts Karen and David
Lynn RoweEnglandSept 2016Excellent as always, see you next year for cruises 8 and 9 and hopefully 10!
Mark BuckleAustraliaSept 2016Magical! Fastest and most relaxing 10 days I've ever spent. Karen and David are the most
awesome perfect hosts.The Thames cruise didn't disappoint, it was totally engaging from start
to it's all too soon finish. Congrats to you both, we'll definitely be back again
Sue BuckleAustraliaSept 2016Our second 'voyage' and again our holiday exceeded expectations. We'll be back!
This is a 'must do' when in England
Dorothy HarrisEnglandSept 2016It was such a lovely holiday we have booked for next year
Susan HarrisEnglandSept 2016One of the best holidays ever. Professional crew, excellent handling of boat, superb meals, cakes and biscuits.
Karen and David even gave us good weather!
Jean and Arthur BignallEnglandSept 2016Thank you so much, could not wish for better
Lynette AldridgeEnglandSept 2016Can't wait to come back!
Richard AldridgeEnglandSept 2016We'll be back soon!
Lynne and Collin TurcotteEnglandSept 2016Beautiful boat, wonderful scenery, excellent food and great people to look after you!
Claire StirlandEnglandSept 2016Thank you Karen, David and the Wessex Rose for giving me a real break. A chance for
top quality rest and relaxation which is not always the case on holiday.
Chris StirlandEnglandSept 2016A week where you can relax, watch the world sail by and not worry about anything
Michael ByrneNew ZealandSept 2016Great environment and experience
Catherine ByrneNew ZealandSept 2016Once again a fantastic experience. Great company and Karen and David provide an amazing environment
Brian and Daphne RollingsEngland Sept 2016Overall excellent, would recommend to anyone
Chris MorleyEnglandAug/Sept 2016A truly memorable holiday. Great hosts, beautiful scenery, food to die for. Already booked for our 2017 cruise!
Elaine MorleyEnglandAug/Sept 2016Best holiday we've ever had, can't fault anything
Alan and Janet AndersonEnglandAug/Sept 2016Highly recommended, not to be missed!
Cheryl TuttonEnglandAug/Sept 2016We joined the Wessex Rose as a party of 6 and had the most amazing time. Hospitality is second to none and
the cruise suited all our individual requirements. We rated our experience overall as 5*+++!! So much so we
have booked a different route/cruise for next year with the Wessex Rose.
Many thanks to Karen and David
John TuttonEnglandAug/Sept 2016What a fantastic holiday-expanded our appreciation of the English countryside
(and expanded my waistline!) Everyday a new excursion
Sue SpicerAustraliaAugust 2016See England from a different perspective, from this fabulous floating hotel! Help work the locks
or just sit back and relax, it makes for a great holiday
Janice MannEnglandAugust 2016Thanks for a wonderful trip. Everything, especially the food, great!!
Bill and Teresa RaynerEnglandAugust 2016Once again, faultless!
Sandra and Simon CuckseyEnglandAugust 2016Another wonderful week, returning home rejuvenated.Looking forward to next year's cruise already.
Craig AndersonUSAAugust 2016The very best experience. Recommend to everyone highly!
Barbara AndersonUSAAugust 2016One of the BEST weeks of our 5 month trip. The owners became friends and everything was taken care of! Absolutely loved it.
Christine LawrenceNew ZealandAugust 2016A fantastically relaxing week. The scenery between Pewsey and Bath was the best of British
Peter LawrenceNew ZealandAugust 2016The best scenery Britain has, travelling in 5 star comfort
Mr and Mrs MarshallEnglandAugust 2016Wonderful relaxing holiday while on the move
Bill FouhyNew ZealandAugust 2016A very professionally run operation and a credit to you both
Margaret FouhyNew ZealandAugust 2016Truly relaxing, incredible food, hosts and company. Will be back!
Ann and Roger GardinerEnglandAugust 2016We enjoyed the whole experience
Gail AlchinAustraliaAugust 2016The perfect way to see a beautiful part of England without the hassle of packing
up each day to see something new
Janet AshtonEnglandAugust 2016Karen and David, you could not possibly work any harder to give such a wonderful experience
Colin AshtonEnglandAugust 2016Exceptionally excellent
Gordon and Barbara LloydEnglandAugust 2016We could not have wished for a better host and hostess
Bronwen CallowEnglandJuly/Aug 2016I had a fantastic time, thank you both
Sue KollerUSAJuly/Aug 2016Thanks for all the great memories! You both were wonderful hosts at all times! Thanks again
Karen KnaubUSAJuly/Aug 2016Great trip with fantastic scenery, wonderful food and terrific hosts
Ann & Roy BarberEnglandJuly/Aug 2016Good food, good company, great holiday
David BarlowEnglandJuly 2016Well organised, well fed and watered
Alan and CarolynEnglandJuly 2016Fantastic tour, lovely contrasts
Leo GibbEnglandJuly 2016This was a truly indulgent experience - the excellent cuisine, comfort, company and cruising
have made me want to come again! Thank you. Leo x
Jim GibbEnglandJuly 2016A uniformly excellent break - I have no complaints at all. Good company, good food, informative
and engaging hosts, interesting scenery and a whole new technology to absorb.
As I said - EXCELLENT!
Christine JohnsonEnglandJuly 2016David and Karen what can I say - you both work so hard. We have had a fantastic time, the best
food ever and a very relaxing holiday. Thank you so much
Peter CarseEnglandJuly 2016Had a superb break which will stay in the memory for all time
Bronwen ThomasAustraliaJuly 2016Excellent time, well worth doing and great value for money. David and Karen were the best hosts
Margaret ThomasAustraliaJuly 2016A wonderful experience. Highly recommended, excellent hosts in every respect
Kay RobinsonEnglandJuly 2016Well worth experiencing this cruise - go for it!
Alison BeaseyEnglandJuly 2016A very relaxing few days being thoroughly spoilt. This trip was a surprise for my partner's 60th birthday.
We were pleasantly surprised to find a card, balloon and bottle of champagne in our cabin.
Thank you both for making our cruising experience so memorable.
George WebbEnglandJuly 2016A lovely weekend, hope you continue to be successful
Denise CookU S AJuly 2016A most enjoyable cruising experience
Judith O'Toole and Michael MortAustralilaJune 2016A lovely relaxing cruise, great food and great service.
David and Karen were charming hosts - would recommend very highly
Bryan JermyEnglandJune 2016This is our second cruise with the Wessex Rose and the service
continues to exceed our expectations
Deirdre JermyEnglandJune 2016Couldn't be better
Pat WelchEnglandJune 2016Can't wait for our next cruise, roll on 2017!
John WelchEnglandJune 2016Amazing holiday. First class experience. No need to say we will be back because we
have already booked for next year!
John BurtonEnglandJune 2016I thoroughly enjoyed your unfailing attention to your guests in the face of adversity
e.g. steering the boat in the rain and then serving us lunch with a smile!
Rosamund BurtonEnglandJune 2016Karen and David always cheerful and willing to do anything for me
Ray MerrinEnglandJune 2016Keep it 6 star!
Hazel MerrinEnglandJune 2016Another brilliant holiday, thank you!
Paul LudfordEnglandJune 2016Most relaxing holiday ever. Hopefully the first of several trips on the Wessex Rose. Passed all expectations
and made to feel like a VIP, and at the same time, a part of the family.
Margaret LudfordEnglandJune 2016A unique experience for a relaxing holiday. Changing scenery. Great food. Thank you Karen and David
David GoldsbroughUSAJune 2016The perfect way to travel!
Lynn GoldsbroughUSAJune 2016The perfect way to explore and experience the wonderful K&A and Thames.
Peaceful week. Sorry we have to return to civilisation, we'll be back!
Ken and Margaret HarryEnglandJune 2016A really lovely trip - an excellent holiday
Bob and Gaye FraserAustraliaMay/June 2016The cruise was relaxing, fun and superbly catered for. The boat is amazing with the way
it has all the features of a top hotel in a small space. Karen and David are fantastic hosts.
Jo and Martin WhiteEnglandMay/June 2016Amazing experience - surpassed all our expectations. Service was fantastic,
but you kept things really relaxed as well which is a great combo.
Anne ClarkeEnglandMay 2016My every need was catered for - comfort, cuisine and companionship.
Thank you and a successful season ahead
Clive and Carolyn FrenchScotland May 2016Excellent hosts, nothing is too much trouble
Celia and BobEnglandMay 2016Thank you so much for a wonderful relaxing holiday and for your sensitivity in dealing with us
David ArblasterEnglandMay 2016Why have we never done this until now?! Thanks for all your hard work to make it so memorable
Sally ArblasterEnglandMay 2016Unique experience
Martin CassEnglandMay 2016Thoroughly enjoyable experience with excellent hosts
Janet and Peter CassEnglandMay 2016Very pleasant hosts - food out of this world. Boat great.
Great holiday. Would definitely book again.
Julie PayneEnglandMay 2016The lazy way of boating - a proper break from day to day life and responsibility in
lovely countryside and on a splendid boat. Thank you
Harry PayneEnglandMay 2016Away from it all at 2mph!
Doug and Rosemary MeagherAustraliaMay 2016David and Karen, you were always pleasant, cheerful and helpful
Caroline and Martin HowardEnglandMay 2016If you like canals, you'll love this. We will be back!
Tom BarrettUSAMay 2016One week of solitude, perhaps the most peaceful week of my life.
Lynn RoweEnglandMay 2016Simply brilliant!
Keith HammondEnglandApril/May 2016The reality of the experience far exceeds the literature, which already paints a great picture.
Would do it again. Great experience.
Sue HammondEnglandApril/May 2016Sensational scenery, marvellous meals and hosts who are wonderful.
Thanks for a brilliant first canal experience. Here's hoping for many more.
Angela and Roger Barnes
EnglandApril/May 2016A great experience
Mike and Jane TennentEnglandApril/May 2016Many thanks for all your hard work to make it a happy trip.
Lisa JopsonEnglandApril 2016An amazing way to relive our historic canal route in luxury!
Gary HuntAustraliaApril 2016A wonderful experience on a canal boat well appointed and run by friendly and welcoming hosts.
Excellent value for money.
Joan HuntAustraliaApril 2016Karen and David are wonderful hosts and all facilities and services on the Wessex Rose
are of the highest order. Beautifully appointed. The food is delicious and plentiful and the
canal itself is full of wonderful experiences. This has been an amazing three days.
Anne and Dennis GedgeEnglandApril 2016Very pleasant hosts who were always attentive and helpful.
A snapshot of canal life both past and present
Peggy JuddEnglandApril 2016We can totally say this experience on Wessex Rose was very enjoyable. David & Karen are worthy
of their 5 stars and more. Excellent attention to detail. We would definitely recommend.
Steve JuddEnglandApril 2016A must try for this type of holiday
Evelyn & Richard JuddEnglandApril 2016Very pleasant cruise - congenial and very enjoyable, food excellent
Frank DavisEnglandApril 2016If you want a canal boat holiday, this is the one to choose
Brenda DavisEnglandApril 2016A superb 3 day break on a 5 star boat trip. Thoroughly looked after by David and Karen. Thank you
Bill & Sue PilkingtonEnglandApril 2016A wonderful experience. Dietary needs fully catered for with no worries.
Looking forward to our next trip in August 2016.
Annie FoxEnglandApril 2016Totally welcoming and relaxing. D&K looked after us hand and foot. Quiet & healing with wildlife and
friendliness of the boating community. Thank you both so much
Mark BryantEnglandApril 2016Lived up to other people's comments competeley. Am thrilled to have done Caen Hill Flight.
Elisabeth BryantEnglandApril 2016A step into a wonderful watery experience, and we saw a kingfisher for the first time!
Rick ChanningEnglandApril 2016Very well 'looked after' - cuisine exquisite - a wonderful relaxing time
Sue ChanningEnglandApril 2016Enthusiasm for canals/it's history infectious. Canal life - learn and leisure - perfect re-charge!
Margaret HowellsEnglandApril 2016Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Appreciated feeling so at home. Cleanliness and attention to detail
made it 'home from home'. Many thanks!"
John HowellsEnglandApril 2016Appreciated every consideration given
Lesley HechtEnglandApril 2016A thoroughly brilliant experience in every way
Lynn RoweEnglandApril 2016This is a wonderful holiday. So very relaxing
Colin and Janet AshtonEnglandApril 2016As new to canal Hotel Boats, Wessex Rose more than met my anticipations.
Karen and David are doing a wonderful job. Thank you
Martin BoultonEnglandMar/Apr 2016This was one of the most relaxing three days I have ever had; I could not recommend
the Wessex Rose more highly.
John NormanEnglandMar/Apr 2016I don't know how you make 8 people get on so well but it works
Edward ConyersEnglandMar/Apr 2016A very enjoyable cruise, all aspects A1
Jennifer ConyersEnglandMar/Apr 2016Everything 5*, food excellent. Cabin has everything you need.
Karen and David cannot do enough for you. Very relaxing holiday.

 

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