Guest Book 2018
What our guests have said about their experience aboard the Wessex Rose this year
|Guest name(s)||Home country||Date of Cruise||Comments|
|Christine Marriott||England||Oct 2018||Had a fantastic time. Karen and David are the perfect hosts! Food fantastic and barge amazingly cosy.|
|Lesley Hecht||England||Oct 2018||A fantastic experience|
|Lynn Rowe||England||Oct 2018||Terrific as always|
|Jan and Dave Barrs||England||Oct 2018||Always good!!!|
|Bernie and Lynne Morris||England||Oct 2018||David and Karen are perfect hosts and go out of their way to accommodate any requests
we had and modified meals
|Jay Jacobs||England||Oct 2018||Just a fantastic experience with wonderful hosts -
it should be on everyone's bucket list.
|Andy Stone||England||Oct 2018||A great luxury break from the world.|
|John and Robyn Holloman||Australia||Oct 2018||The Wessex Rose exceeded all our expectations. The food was restaurant quality and the care and
service we received was always warm and friendly. Highly recommended.
|Jo and John Dorahy||Australia||Oct 2018||The best way to relax and watch the world go by. Great scenery and great food.|
|Stephen Blackburn||England||Oct 2018||Excellent 5 star experience|
|Colin Garnham||England||Oct 2018||A most enjoyable experience with wonderful hosts - want to come back!|
|Hilda Garnham||England||Oct 2018||Wonderful hosts with a wealth of knowledge on the surrounding areas of the canal.|
|Lucy West||USA||Oct 2018||Absolutely wonderful cruise with delightful people, delicious food and gorgeous scenery!|
|Karen Morrison||USA||Oct 2018||This trip on the Wessex Rose up the Avon was everything I'd dreamed it would be...and more!
Thank you so much!
|Kathleen St Clair||USA||Oct 2018||It's like floating through a beautiful English garden. Everywhere you look is a picture waiting to be taken.
Karen and David display true English hospitality and a genius in delightful food. A memory to treasure!
|Irene Hopkins||USA||Oct 2018||The whole canal boat experience was more enjoyable than I could ever imagine. Thank you.
Hope to return
|Judy Druce||New Zealand||Sept/Oct 2018||Highly recommended, wonderful hosts, service top rate|
|Christopher Haynes||England||Sept/Oct 2018||Wessex Rose exceeded all of my expectations with David and Karen being most accommodating
in every aspect.
|Janet Haynes||England||Sept/Oct 2018||Five star treatment from beginning to end|
|Cheryl Currie||Canada||Sept/Oct 2018||Each cruise gets better if that is possible. Look forward to next year!|
|Alex Currie||Canada||Sept/Oct 2018||Once again a fabulous trip through wonderful history on a great hotel boat
with wonderful hosts. Anticipation for 2019 is already building!
|Aileen Newcombe||England||Sept 2018||A huge thank you to Karen and David, our hosts, for giving us a truly wonderful experience.|
|James Newcombe||England||Sept 2018||My wife and I really enjoyed the whole experience of the canal boat and hope to return in 2020.|
|John Vidow||England||Sept 2018||Wonderful hosts, 5* food, luxury surroundings on boat|
|Brian Price||England||Sept 2018||I could not think of a nice way to spend my time than my time on the Wessex Rose. Thank you|
|Margaret Price||England||Sept 2018||Lovely holiday. Plenty of laughs. David and Karen fantastic hosts, could not ask for better|
|Don Rolls||Australia||Sept 2018||I found time to relax and reflect on my life. Made good decisions for my future.|
|Dale Rolls||Australia||Sept 2018||Totally fascinated by the workings of the locks - never tired of it. Could have done more. Food exceptional.
Thank you David and Karen
|Lindy Dobson||New Zealand||Sept 2018||2nd trip, hope to be back again|
|Norman Yeowell||England||Sept 2018||Cheerful attention to all our needs|
|Peter and Catherine Condron||Scotland||Sept 2018||Excellent, don't change a thing!|
|Roy and Ann Barber||England||Sept 2018||We keep returning which says it all!|
|Barbara and Chris Pearce||England||Sept 2018||Cruising on the Wessex Rose is wonderful. So relaxing and you are thoroughly spoilt by Karen and David.
Lovely walks along the river and interesting places to visit.
|Jennifer Watt||England||Sept 2018||The whole trip was fantastic, no improvements needed at all. 5* boat and 5* hospitality|
|Alan Watt||England||Sept 2018||Wonderful food, wonderful time, cannot recommend enough!|
|Chris Hibbert||England||Sept 2018||Second cruise as good as our first, see you again!|
|Elaine Harlow||England||Aug/Sept 2018||Sailing with David and Karen has been a dream week. Everything catered for, we have been pampered
and spoilt. Wonderful!
|Dorothy Foy||England||Aug/Sept 2018||You will not be disappointed!|
|Ronwyn Smith||Australia||Aug/Sept 2018||An excellent way to start your English holiday. Relax after the long flight and enjoy a beautiful
scenic cruise, meeting locals and learning about the area.
|Alvan Smith||Australia||Aug/Sept 2018||Our second trip - thoroughly enjoyed it as usual. Great journey, homely, outstanding food and service|
|Harry Fegley||USA||Aug 2018||Food and service will knock your socks off! Very accommodating for walkers. A pleasure to travel with
Karen and David
|Linda Fegley||USA||Aug 2018||An experience not to be missed!|
|Pat Hagle||USA||Aug 2018||This cruise was everything I hoped it would be with better food. David and Karen are wonderful people.|
|Gail Alchin||Australia||Aug 2018||For the long distance travellers this is a wonderful experience to rest and be taken care of before departing
for other travel experiences. For the short distance travellers its just a wonderful experience.
|Gudmundur Bjornsson||Iceland||Aug 2018||Great tour with nice hosts and good travelling companions|
|Michael Merryman||England||Aug 2018||Lovely journey from Henley to Oxford|
|Beverley Le Marquand||Jersey||Aug 2018||Lovely cruise again and really enjoyed the route|
|Steve Hewitt||England||Aug 2018||Thoroughly recommended. Boat pristine, hosts very welcoming and attentive. Food to die for.|
|Tina Blockley||England||Aug 2018||A great way to see London - even the M25, M3 and M4 - a revelation!|
|Giles Merritt||England||Aug 2018||A lovely relaxing break. Wonderful to see parts of the country I've not been to before and to see
it from the river makes it extra special.
|Hilda and George Buchanan||England||Aug 2018||First visit but hopefully not the last|
|Cathy Dion||USA||Aug 2018||David and Karen are perfect hosts. We didn't know what to expect and this far exceeded our expectations.
We hope to come again!
|Art Dion||USA||Aug 2018||Life aboard the Wessex Rose will exceed all your expectations. David and Karen are true professional hosts.
The meals alone are worth the cost of the booking!
|Gwen and Peter Olivier||South Africa||Aug 2018||Five years ago we said we would return and we have - with friends! Our next trip will not take that long.
Thank you both for everything, we loved it and will return again!
|Keith Hammond||England||Aug 2018||Our third cruise and very enjoyable. As usual great hosts, great food.
No hesitation in booking another trip.
|Sue Hammond||England||Aug 2018||A small world of complete luxury. Watch nature, chat to friendly people and eat marvellous food,
what could be better?
|Susan Harris||England||July 2018||I've just been on a wonderful third cruise on the Wessex Rose and will be planning a few more,
there's no other holiday like it.
|Dorothy Harris||England||July 2018||When you have been once you will want to come every year - but you have to book early!|
|Lynn Rowe||England||July 2018||Brilliant as always, roll on October when I will be back for my 12th cruise - can't get enough!|
|Fran Howard||England||July 2018||My 10th cruise on the Wessie - every bit as brilliant as my first one five years ago!|
|Pat MacKenzie||England||July 2018||Good food, good company. good facilities and a lovely boat, what more could anyone want!|
|Bill and Sue Pilkington||England||July 2018||Excellent as always. See you next year. Bletchley Park well worth a visit.|
|Neville Orchard||England||July 2018||Superb!|
|Tryphena Orchard||England||July 2018||I could get used to this life!|
|Simon and Sandra Cucksey||England||July 2018||Truly wonderful week. Total relaxation. We'll be back!|
|Christine Lawrence||New Zealand||June/July 2018||Karen and David are incredible hosts who produce gourmet cuisine.
A superbly relaxing experience.
|Peter Lawrence||New Zealand||June/July 2018||Our second cruise with the same 5 star food and cruising experience|
|Bronwen Thomas||Australia||June/July 2018||No other boat like the Wessex Rose, it's a great experience.|
|Margaret Thomas||Australia||June/July 2018||Another wonderful trip with David and Karen who took great care of us.|
|John Norman||England||June/July 2018||Every year it's astounding. This route is fabulous for
wildlife, scenery and history. I'll be back!
|Marian Hills||Australia||June 2018||Can't speak highly enough of the Wessex Rose and David and Karen.
Will definitely recommend the experience!
|Pauline O'Shea||Australia||June 2018||Excellent way to spend a week. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.|
|Patricia Harris||England||July 2018||David and Karen took such good care of us all.|
|Duncan Harris||England||July 2018||Very welcoming from first communication. Great food.|
|Julie Payne||England||June 2018||A wonderful cruise-lots to see and enjoy, wall to wall sunshine and excellent company|
|Harry Payne||England||June 2018||150% !|
|David and Lynn Goldsbrough||USA||June 2018||This is the perfect way to see England. It gives you the opportunity to walk, sit on the boat and watch rural
England go by or help with the locks. All on a wonderful boat with great food.
|Lynne Turcotte||England||June 2018||One couldn't have better hosts or facilities. Yet again a wonderful experience|
|Collin Turcotte||England||June 2018||It's not so much a holiday as visiting with good friends. Always a treat|
|Lynnette and Richard Aldridge||England||June 2018||A wonderful unwind!|
|Jill Lake||England||June 2018||Thank you David and Karen for a lovely relaxed break|
|Betty Gillingham||England||June 2018||Superb in every way, can thoroughly recommend it|
|George Gillingham||England||June 2018||I would recommend you to anybody|
|Caroline and Martin Howard||England||June 2018||Another brilliant cruise on the Wessex Rose. We are now fully qualified ascenders of the Caen Hill flight!|
|Helena Herring||England||June 2018||Karen and David are wonderful hosts with a wealth of knowledge about the area travelled.|
|Lyn and Alan Smith||England||May 2018||A very enjoyable and relaxing break. We enjoyed the walking along the towpath|
|Sally Arblaster||England||May 2018||Long may you continue|
|David Arblaster||England||May 2018||Why did I not do this earlier!|
|John and Margaret Taylor||Australia||May 2018||Very relaxing, filled all expectations|
|Dawn and Tony Dennis||England||May 2018||A fantastic holiday, where all our needs were met with a smile! A friendly and welcoming service
was on offer for the five days. We would love to return. A big 'thank you' to Karen and David
|Myra Spreadbury||England||May 2018||A good first time experience with very friendly service|
|Michael and Catherine Byrne||New Zealand||May 2018||A return trip and another amazing experience. The high standard of accommodation and food never wavers.
The hospitality is great and environment brilliant.
|Kip Read||Australia||May 2018||Don't waste any more time looking - book the Wessex Rose. 5 star all the way and good value for money|
|Nelliette Read||Australia||May 2018||Fabulous! Lovely service, delicious food, gorgeous scenery. Nothing seemed too much trouble - even had
|David and Diane Welch||England||May 2018||We've had 3 amazing days on the Wessex Rose. David and Karen work so hard to make sure all guests have
a wonderful trip whether it be 3 or 7 days etc.
|David and Sally Smallcombe||England||May 2018||Every need has been thought of and catered for. Excellent food and good company, a perfect getaway.|
|David and Margaret Arnott||Australia||May 2018||This is a must do experience. Well designed boat, outstanding service, relaxing, excellent food.
Just wanted the experience to continue.
|Mark and Chris Sheen||Australia||May 2018||A wonderfully relaxing cruise on the canal in a lovely part of England with delightful hosts|
|Lynn Rowe||England||May 2018||Wonderful in every way as always|
|Ken and Margaret Harry||England||May 2018||The most restful and restorative of holidays - pampered all the way|
|John Norman||England||May 2018||Another fantastic cruise - two more booked. How else would I spend my birthday|
|Christine and Roger Goodlass||Guernsey||April 2018||Where else such superb excellence and extra care. Reality and ordinary life set aside for ease,
respite and recuperation!
|Charlie Shaw||England||April 2018||Our third cruise on the Wessex Rose with Karen and David and everything is as
smooth running as ever. Thank you
|Joan Shaw||England||April 2018||1st class as usual|
|Jennifer Conyers||England||April 2018||Once more enjoyed the holiday. Food excellent. If you want to help with the locks you can,
if not it is not a problem. Just relax and enjoy it.
|Edward Conyers||England||April 2018||A very enjoyable relaxing holiday, everything was spot on|
|Diane and Michael Biles||England||April 2018||Will not find a better one|
|Mavis Daniels||England||April 2018||A very relaxed experience|
|Jan and Dave Barrs||England||April 2018||Great!!! Couldn't be better!!!|
|Colin Ashton||England||April 2018||Fabulous, cannot fault in any way|
|Janet Ashton||England||April 2018||Wessex Rose and her superb crew of Karen and David are the 'cream' of the Kennet and Avon|
|Peggy and Steve Judd||England||April 2018||Our 2nd visit with Karen and David and our cruise was well organised. We would definitely return.
The Thames looks very inviting.
|Brenda Davis||England||April 2018||Thank you David and Karen once again for a great holiday - 5 star experience with lovely people|
|Nick Kuttner||USA||April 2018||We have never done this before. Now we can't wait to do it again.|
|Mysia Kuttner||USA||April 2018||Don't miss a few days on the Wessex Rose to experience the quintessential English countryside
in such a unique way. The ultimate relaxing vacation!
|Gavin Paterson||New Zealand||April 2018||Luxury on water|
|Barbara Paterson||New Zealand||April 2018||A relaxing and enjoyable experience after the rush of London.
Feel ready to carry on with our journey around the UK now. Wonderful hosts.
|Paul Brown||England||April 2018||Three days not enough but a good taster|
|Carol Brown||England||April 2018||Enjoyable trip, very accomodating when req'd|