Guest Book 2016
What our guests have said about their experience aboard the Wessex Rose this year
|Guest name(s)||Home country||Date of Cruise||Comments|
|Alison McEwan||England||Oct 2016||Really love this holiday, can see us coming every year until Karen and David are fed up with us, we love it! Thanks|
|Alan McEwan||England||Oct 2016||This 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 Purshouse||England||Oct 2016||Nice to see you, to see you nice! Strictly fab-u-lous cruising.|
|Jill and Colin Rutherford||England||Oct 2016||Our third cruise with David and Karen - says it all! Total relaxation, we love it - and them!|
|Helen and Ian Potter||England||Oct 2016||Superb experience, brilliant hosts, 5 star plus overall|
|Roger and Angela||England||Oct 2016||It just gets better and better!|
|Barrie Gimson||New Zealand||Oct 2016||Really can't fault anything, delightful few days|
|Ann Webb||England||Oct 2016||How can you improve on perfection?|
|Kent Buster||USA||Oct 2016||The food and facilities were outstanding. I enjoyed learning about locks and helping to open and close the gates.|
|Zina Wilson||England||Oct 2016||This has been one of the most magical river trips, dreamily lazily floating at walking speed amongst wild greenery in the sunshine|
|Celia and Bob||England||Oct 2016||Thank you for a wonderful 'long weekend', we enjoyed it all|
|Tryphena||England||Oct 2016||Great people, great trip, what better way to relax!|
|Janelle Pratten||Australia||Oct 2016||The 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 Bobry||USA||Oct 2016||Can only hope to do it again!|
|Howard Bobry||USA||Oct 2016||Delightful experience with wonderful hosts Karen and David|
|Lynn Rowe||England||Sept 2016||Excellent as always, see you next year for cruises 8 and 9 and hopefully 10!|
|Mark Buckle||Australia||Sept 2016||Magical! 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 Buckle||Australia||Sept 2016||Our second 'voyage' and again our holiday exceeded expectations. We'll be back!
This is a 'must do' when in England
|Dorothy Harris||England||Sept 2016||It was such a lovely holiday we have booked for next year|
|Susan Harris||England||Sept 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!
|Jean and Arthur Bignall||England||Sept 2016||Thank you so much, could not wish for better|
|Lynette Aldridge||England||Sept 2016||Can't wait to come back!|
|Richard Aldridge||England||Sept 2016||We'll be back soon!|
|Lynne and Collin Turcotte||England||Sept 2016||Beautiful boat, wonderful scenery, excellent food and great people to look after you!|
|Claire Stirland||England||Sept 2016||Thank 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 Stirland||England||Sept 2016||A week where you can relax, watch the world sail by and not worry about anything|
|Michael Byrne||New Zealand||Sept 2016||Great environment and experience|
|Catherine Byrne||New Zealand||Sept 2016||Once again a fantastic experience. Great company and Karen and David provide an amazing environment|
|Brian and Daphne Rollings||England||Sept 2016||Overall excellent, would recommend to anyone|
|Chris Morley||England||Aug/Sept 2016||A truly memorable holiday. Great hosts, beautiful scenery, food to die for. Already booked for our 2017 cruise!|
|Elaine Morley||England||Aug/Sept 2016||Best holiday we've ever had, can't fault anything|
|Alan and Janet Anderson||England||Aug/Sept 2016||Highly recommended, not to be missed!|
|Cheryl Tutton||England||Aug/Sept 2016||We 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 Tutton||England||Aug/Sept 2016||What a fantastic holiday-expanded our appreciation of the English countryside
(and expanded my waistline!) Everyday a new excursion
|Sue Spicer||Australia||August 2016||See 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 Mann||England||August 2016||Thanks for a wonderful trip. Everything, especially the food, great!!|
|Bill and Teresa Rayner||England||August 2016||Once again, faultless!|
|Sandra and Simon Cucksey||England||August 2016||Another wonderful week, returning home rejuvenated.Looking forward to next year's cruise already.|
|Craig Anderson||USA||August 2016||The very best experience. Recommend to everyone highly!|
|Barbara Anderson||USA||August 2016||One of the BEST weeks of our 5 month trip. The owners became friends and everything was taken care of! Absolutely loved it.|
|Christine Lawrence||New Zealand||August 2016||A fantastically relaxing week. The scenery between Pewsey and Bath was the best of British|
|Peter Lawrence||New Zealand||August 2016||The best scenery Britain has, travelling in 5 star comfort|
|Mr and Mrs Marshall||England||August 2016||Wonderful relaxing holiday while on the move|
|Bill Fouhy||New Zealand||August 2016||A very professionally run operation and a credit to you both|
|Margaret Fouhy||New Zealand||August 2016||Truly relaxing, incredible food, hosts and company. Will be back!|
|Ann and Roger Gardiner||England||August 2016||We enjoyed the whole experience|
|Gail Alchin||Australia||August 2016||The perfect way to see a beautiful part of England without the hassle of packing
up each day to see something new
|Janet Ashton||England||August 2016||Karen and David, you could not possibly work any harder to give such a wonderful experience|
|Colin Ashton||England||August 2016||Exceptionally excellent|
|Gordon and Barbara Lloyd||England||August 2016||We could not have wished for a better host and hostess|
|Bronwen Callow||England||July/Aug 2016||I had a fantastic time, thank you both|
|Sue Koller||USA||July/Aug 2016||Thanks for all the great memories! You both were wonderful hosts at all times! Thanks again|
|Karen Knaub||USA||July/Aug 2016||Great trip with fantastic scenery, wonderful food and terrific hosts|
|Ann & Roy Barber||England||July/Aug 2016||Good food, good company, great holiday|
|David Barlow||England||July 2016||Well organised, well fed and watered|
|Alan and Carolyn||England||July 2016||Fantastic tour, lovely contrasts|
|Leo Gibb||England||July 2016||This was a truly indulgent experience - the excellent cuisine, comfort, company and cruising
have made me want to come again! Thank you. Leo x
|Jim Gibb||England||July 2016||A 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 Johnson||England||July 2016||David 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 Carse||England||July 2016||Had a superb break which will stay in the memory for all time|
|Bronwen Thomas||Australia||July 2016||Excellent time, well worth doing and great value for money. David and Karen were the best hosts|
|Margaret Thomas||Australia||July 2016||A wonderful experience. Highly recommended, excellent hosts in every respect|
|Kay Robinson||England||July 2016||Well worth experiencing this cruise - go for it!|
|Alison Beasey||England||July 2016||A 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 Webb||England||July 2016||A lovely weekend, hope you continue to be successful|
|Denise Cook||U S A||July 2016||A most enjoyable cruising experience|
|Judith O'Toole and Michael Mort||Australila||June 2016||A lovely relaxing cruise, great food and great service.
David and Karen were charming hosts - would recommend very highly
|Bryan Jermy||England||June 2016||This is our second cruise with the Wessex Rose and the service
continues to exceed our expectations
|Deirdre Jermy||England||June 2016||Couldn't be better|
|Pat Welch||England||June 2016||Can't wait for our next cruise, roll on 2017!|
|John Welch||England||June 2016||Amazing holiday. First class experience. No need to say we will be back because we
have already booked for next year!
|John Burton||England||June 2016||I 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 Burton||England||June 2016||Karen and David always cheerful and willing to do anything for me|
|Ray Merrin||England||June 2016||Keep it 6 star!|
|Hazel Merrin||England||June 2016||Another brilliant holiday, thank you!|
|Paul Ludford||England||June 2016||Most 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 Ludford||England||June 2016||A unique experience for a relaxing holiday. Changing scenery. Great food. Thank you Karen and David|
|David Goldsbrough||USA||June 2016||The perfect way to travel!|
|Lynn Goldsbrough||USA||June 2016||The 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 Harry||England||June 2016||A really lovely trip - an excellent holiday|
|Bob and Gaye Fraser||Australia||May/June 2016||The 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 White||England||May/June 2016||Amazing experience - surpassed all our expectations. Service was fantastic,
but you kept things really relaxed as well which is a great combo.
|Anne Clarke||England||May 2016||My every need was catered for - comfort, cuisine and companionship.
Thank you and a successful season ahead
|Clive and Carolyn French||Scotland||May 2016||Excellent hosts, nothing is too much trouble|
|Celia and Bob||England||May 2016||Thank you so much for a wonderful relaxing holiday and for your sensitivity in dealing with us|
|David Arblaster||England||May 2016||Why have we never done this until now?! Thanks for all your hard work to make it so memorable|
|Sally Arblaster||England||May 2016||Unique experience|
|Martin Cass||England||May 2016||Thoroughly enjoyable experience with excellent hosts|
|Janet and Peter Cass||England||May 2016||Very pleasant hosts - food out of this world. Boat great.
Great holiday. Would definitely book again.
|Julie Payne||England||May 2016||The 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 Payne||England||May 2016||Away from it all at 2mph!|
|Doug and Rosemary Meagher||Australia||May 2016||David and Karen, you were always pleasant, cheerful and helpful|
|Caroline and Martin Howard||England||May 2016||If you like canals, you'll love this. We will be back!|
|Tom Barrett||USA||May 2016||One week of solitude, perhaps the most peaceful week of my life.|
|Lynn Rowe||England||May 2016||Simply brilliant!|
|Keith Hammond||England||April/May 2016||The reality of the experience far exceeds the literature, which already paints a great picture.
Would do it again. Great experience.
|Sue Hammond||England||April/May 2016||Sensational 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||England||April/May 2016||A great experience|
|Mike and Jane Tennent||England||April/May 2016||Many thanks for all your hard work to make it a happy trip.|
|Lisa Jopson||England||April 2016||An amazing way to relive our historic canal route in luxury!|
|Gary Hunt||Australia||April 2016||A wonderful experience on a canal boat well appointed and run by friendly and welcoming hosts.
Excellent value for money.
|Joan Hunt||Australia||April 2016||Karen 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 Gedge||England||April 2016||Very pleasant hosts who were always attentive and helpful.
A snapshot of canal life both past and present
|Peggy Judd||England||April 2016||We 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 Judd||England||April 2016||A must try for this type of holiday|
|Evelyn & Richard Judd||England||April 2016||Very pleasant cruise - congenial and very enjoyable, food excellent|
|Frank Davis||England||April 2016||If you want a canal boat holiday, this is the one to choose|
|Brenda Davis||England||April 2016||A superb 3 day break on a 5 star boat trip. Thoroughly looked after by David and Karen. Thank you|
|Bill & Sue Pilkington||England||April 2016||A wonderful experience. Dietary needs fully catered for with no worries.
Looking forward to our next trip in August 2016.
|Annie Fox||England||April 2016||Totally 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 Bryant||England||April 2016||Lived up to other people's comments competeley. Am thrilled to have done Caen Hill Flight.|
|Elisabeth Bryant||England||April 2016||A step into a wonderful watery experience, and we saw a kingfisher for the first time!|
|Rick Channing||England||April 2016||Very well 'looked after' - cuisine exquisite - a wonderful relaxing time|
|Sue Channing||England||April 2016||Enthusiasm for canals/it's history infectious. Canal life - learn and leisure - perfect re-charge!|
|Margaret Howells||England||April 2016||Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Appreciated feeling so at home. Cleanliness and attention to detail
made it 'home from home'. Many thanks!"
|John Howells||England||April 2016||Appreciated every consideration given|
|Lesley Hecht||England||April 2016||A thoroughly brilliant experience in every way|
|Lynn Rowe||England||April 2016||This is a wonderful holiday. So very relaxing|
|Colin and Janet Ashton||England||April 2016||As new to canal Hotel Boats, Wessex Rose more than met my anticipations.
Karen and David are doing a wonderful job. Thank you
|Martin Boulton||England||Mar/Apr 2016||This was one of the most relaxing three days I have ever had; I could not recommend
the Wessex Rose more highly.
|John Norman||England||Mar/Apr 2016||I don't know how you make 8 people get on so well but it works|
|Edward Conyers||England||Mar/Apr 2016||A very enjoyable cruise, all aspects A1|
|Jennifer Conyers||England||Mar/Apr 2016||Everything 5*, food excellent. Cabin has everything you need.
Karen and David cannot do enough for you. Very relaxing holiday.