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Guest Book 2018

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

Guest name(s)Home countryDate of CruiseComments
Christine MarriottEnglandOct 2018Had a fantastic time. Karen and David are the perfect hosts! Food fantastic and barge amazingly cosy.
Lesley HechtEnglandOct 2018A fantastic experience
Lynn RoweEnglandOct 2018Terrific as always
Jan and Dave BarrsEnglandOct 2018Always good!!!
Bernie and Lynne MorrisEnglandOct 2018David and Karen are perfect hosts and go out of their way to accommodate any requests
we had and modified meals
Jay JacobsEnglandOct 2018Just a fantastic experience with wonderful hosts -
it should be on everyone's bucket list.
Andy StoneEnglandOct 2018A great luxury break from the world.
John and Robyn HollomanAustraliaOct 2018The 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 DorahyAustraliaOct 2018The best way to relax and watch the world go by. Great scenery and great food.
Stephen BlackburnEnglandOct 2018Excellent 5 star experience
Colin GarnhamEnglandOct 2018A most enjoyable experience with wonderful hosts - want to come back!
Hilda GarnhamEnglandOct 2018Wonderful hosts with a wealth of knowledge on the surrounding areas of the canal.
Lucy WestUSAOct 2018Absolutely wonderful cruise with delightful people, delicious food and gorgeous scenery!
Karen MorrisonUSAOct 2018This trip on the Wessex Rose up the Avon was everything I'd dreamed it would be...and more!
Thank you so much!
Kathleen St ClairUSAOct 2018It'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 HopkinsUSAOct 2018The whole canal boat experience was more enjoyable than I could ever imagine. Thank you.
Hope to return
Judy DruceNew ZealandSept/Oct 2018Highly recommended, wonderful hosts, service top rate
Christopher HaynesEnglandSept/Oct 2018Wessex Rose exceeded all of my expectations with David and Karen being most accommodating
in every aspect.
Janet HaynesEnglandSept/Oct 2018Five star treatment from beginning to end
Cheryl CurrieCanadaSept/Oct 2018Each cruise gets better if that is possible. Look forward to next year!
Alex CurrieCanadaSept/Oct 2018Once again a fabulous trip through wonderful history on a great hotel boat
with wonderful hosts. Anticipation for 2019 is already building!
Aileen NewcombeEnglandSept 2018A huge thank you to Karen and David, our hosts, for giving us a truly wonderful experience.
James NewcombeEnglandSept 2018My wife and I really enjoyed the whole experience of the canal boat and hope to return in 2020.
John VidowEnglandSept 2018Wonderful hosts, 5* food, luxury surroundings on boat
Brian PriceEnglandSept 2018I could not think of a nice way to spend my time than my time on the Wessex Rose. Thank you
Margaret PriceEngland Sept 2018Lovely holiday. Plenty of laughs. David and Karen fantastic hosts, could not ask for better
Don RollsAustraliaSept 2018I found time to relax and reflect on my life. Made good decisions for my future.
Dale RollsAustraliaSept 2018Totally fascinated by the workings of the locks - never tired of it. Could have done more. Food exceptional.
Thank you David and Karen
Lindy DobsonNew ZealandSept 20182nd trip, hope to be back again
Norman YeowellEnglandSept 2018Cheerful attention to all our needs
Peter and Catherine CondronScotlandSept 2018Excellent, don't change a thing!
Roy and Ann BarberEnglandSept 2018We keep returning which says it all!
Barbara and Chris PearceEnglandSept 2018Cruising 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 WattEnglandSept 2018The whole trip was fantastic, no improvements needed at all. 5* boat and 5* hospitality
Alan WattEnglandSept 2018Wonderful food, wonderful time, cannot recommend enough!
Chris HibbertEnglandSept 2018Second cruise as good as our first, see you again!
Elaine HarlowEnglandAug/Sept 2018Sailing with David and Karen has been a dream week. Everything catered for, we have been pampered
and spoilt. Wonderful!
Dorothy FoyEnglandAug/Sept 2018You will not be disappointed!
Ronwyn SmithAustraliaAug/Sept 2018An 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 SmithAustraliaAug/Sept 2018Our second trip - thoroughly enjoyed it as usual. Great journey, homely, outstanding food and service
Harry FegleyUSAAug 2018Food and service will knock your socks off! Very accommodating for walkers. A pleasure to travel with
Karen and David
Linda FegleyUSAAug 2018An experience not to be missed!
Pat HagleUSAAug 2018This cruise was everything I hoped it would be with better food. David and Karen are wonderful people.
Gail AlchinAustraliaAug 2018For 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 BjornssonIcelandAug 2018Great tour with nice hosts and good travelling companions
Michael MerrymanEnglandAug 2018Lovely journey from Henley to Oxford
Beverley Le MarquandJerseyAug 2018Lovely cruise again and really enjoyed the route
Steve HewittEnglandAug 2018Thoroughly recommended. Boat pristine, hosts very welcoming and attentive. Food to die for.
Tina BlockleyEnglandAug 2018A great way to see London - even the M25, M3 and M4 - a revelation!
Giles MerrittEnglandAug 2018A 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 BuchananEnglandAug 2018First visit but hopefully not the last
Cathy DionUSAAug 2018David and Karen are perfect hosts. We didn't know what to expect and this far exceeded our expectations.
We hope to come again!
Art DionUSAAug 2018Life 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 OlivierSouth AfricaAug 2018Five 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 HammondEnglandAug 2018Our third cruise and very enjoyable. As usual great hosts, great food.
No hesitation in booking another trip.
Sue HammondEnglandAug 2018A small world of complete luxury. Watch nature, chat to friendly people and eat marvellous food,
what could be better?
Susan HarrisEnglandJuly 2018I'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 HarrisEnglandJuly 2018When you have been once you will want to come every year - but you have to book early!
Lynn RoweEnglandJuly 2018Brilliant as always, roll on October when I will be back for my 12th cruise - can't get enough!
Fran HowardEnglandJuly 2018My 10th cruise on the Wessie - every bit as brilliant as my first one five years ago!
Pat MacKenzieEnglandJuly 2018Good food, good company. good facilities and a lovely boat, what more could anyone want!
Bill and Sue PilkingtonEnglandJuly 2018Excellent as always. See you next year. Bletchley Park well worth a visit.
Neville OrchardEnglandJuly 2018Superb!
Tryphena OrchardEnglandJuly 2018I could get used to this life!
Simon and Sandra CuckseyEnglandJuly 2018Truly wonderful week. Total relaxation. We'll be back!
Christine LawrenceNew ZealandJune/July 2018Karen and David are incredible hosts who produce gourmet cuisine.
A superbly relaxing experience.
Peter LawrenceNew ZealandJune/July 2018Our second cruise with the same 5 star food and cruising experience
Bronwen ThomasAustraliaJune/July 2018No other boat like the Wessex Rose, it's a great experience.
Margaret ThomasAustraliaJune/July 2018Another wonderful trip with David and Karen who took great care of us.
John NormanEnglandJune/July 2018Every year it's astounding. This route is fabulous for
wildlife, scenery and history. I'll be back!
Marian HillsAustraliaJune 2018Can't speak highly enough of the Wessex Rose and David and Karen.
Will definitely recommend the experience!
Pauline O'SheaAustraliaJune 2018Excellent way to spend a week. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Patricia HarrisEnglandJuly 2018David and Karen took such good care of us all.
Duncan HarrisEnglandJuly 2018Very welcoming from first communication. Great food.
Julie PayneEnglandJune 2018A wonderful cruise-lots to see and enjoy, wall to wall sunshine and excellent company
Harry PayneEnglandJune 2018150% !
David and Lynn GoldsbroughUSAJune 2018This 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 TurcotteEnglandJune 2018One couldn't have better hosts or facilities. Yet again a wonderful experience
Collin TurcotteEnglandJune 2018It's not so much a holiday as visiting with good friends. Always a treat
Lynnette and Richard AldridgeEnglandJune 2018A wonderful unwind!
Jill LakeEnglandJune 2018Thank you David and Karen for a lovely relaxed break
Betty GillinghamEnglandJune 2018Superb in every way, can thoroughly recommend it
George GillinghamEnglandJune 2018I would recommend you to anybody
Caroline and Martin HowardEnglandJune 2018Another brilliant cruise on the Wessex Rose. We are now fully qualified ascenders of the Caen Hill flight!
Helena HerringEnglandJune 2018Karen and David are wonderful hosts with a wealth of knowledge about the area travelled.
Lyn and Alan SmithEnglandMay 2018A very enjoyable and relaxing break. We enjoyed the walking along the towpath
Sally ArblasterEnglandMay 2018Long may you continue
David ArblasterEnglandMay 2018Why did I not do this earlier!
John and Margaret TaylorAustraliaMay 2018Very relaxing, filled all expectations
Dawn and Tony DennisEnglandMay 2018A 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 SpreadburyEnglandMay 2018A good first time experience with very friendly service
Michael and Catherine ByrneNew ZealandMay 2018A return trip and another amazing experience. The high standard of accommodation and food never wavers.
The hospitality is great and environment brilliant.
Kip ReadAustraliaMay 2018Don't waste any more time looking - book the Wessex Rose. 5 star all the way and good value for money
Nelliette ReadAustraliaMay 2018Fabulous! Lovely service, delicious food, gorgeous scenery. Nothing seemed too much trouble - even had
cocktails made!
David and Diane WelchEnglandMay 2018We'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 SmallcombeEnglandMay 2018Every need has been thought of and catered for. Excellent food and good company, a perfect getaway.
David and Margaret ArnottAustraliaMay 2018This is a must do experience. Well designed boat, outstanding service, relaxing, excellent food.
Just wanted the experience to continue.
Mark and Chris SheenAustraliaMay 2018A wonderfully relaxing cruise on the canal in a lovely part of England with delightful hosts
Lynn RoweEnglandMay 2018Wonderful in every way as always
Ken and Margaret HarryEnglandMay 2018 The most restful and restorative of holidays - pampered all the way
John NormanEnglandMay 2018Another fantastic cruise - two more booked. How else would I spend my birthday
Christine and Roger GoodlassGuernseyApril 2018Where else such superb excellence and extra care. Reality and ordinary life set aside for ease,
respite and recuperation!
Charlie ShawEnglandApril 2018Our third cruise on the Wessex Rose with Karen and David and everything is as
smooth running as ever. Thank you
Joan ShawEnglandApril 20181st class as usual
Jennifer ConyersEnglandApril 2018Once 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 ConyersEnglandApril 2018A very enjoyable relaxing holiday, everything was spot on
Diane and Michael BilesEnglandApril 2018Will not find a better one
Mavis DanielsEnglandApril 2018A very relaxed experience
Jan and Dave BarrsEnglandApril 2018Great!!! Couldn't be better!!!
Colin AshtonEnglandApril 2018Fabulous, cannot fault in any way
Janet AshtonEnglandApril 2018Wessex Rose and her superb crew of Karen and David are the 'cream' of the Kennet and Avon
Peggy and Steve JuddEnglandApril 2018Our 2nd visit with Karen and David and our cruise was well organised. We would definitely return.
The Thames looks very inviting.
Brenda DavisEnglandApril 2018Thank you David and Karen once again for a great holiday - 5 star experience with lovely people
Nick KuttnerUSAApril 2018We have never done this before. Now we can't wait to do it again.
Mysia KuttnerUSAApril 2018Don'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 PatersonNew ZealandApril 2018Luxury on water
Barbara PatersonNew ZealandApril 2018A relaxing and enjoyable experience after the rush of London.
Feel ready to carry on with our journey around the UK now. Wonderful hosts.
Paul BrownEnglandApril 2018Three days not enough but a good taster
Carol BrownEnglandApril 2018Enjoyable trip, very accomodating when req'd

 

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