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Life Aboard – The Wessex Rose Autumn Newsletter

At long last the Autumn edition of our newsletter Life Aboard is out! With interesting tit-bits about canal life past and present, a ‘cruise focus’ on one of our most popular routes and of course a recipe giveaway in ‘cooks corner’ there’s plenty to keep you amused! Click here to open Life Aboard – the ...

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Wessex Rose 5 Star Hotel Boat rating renewed

We are delighted and proud to announce that following a recent review visit by the Quality in Tourism assessor from Visit England, the Wessex Rose has retained its 5 Star Hotel Boat rating.    The Quality in Tourism assessor’s report said: Following this assessment under the Quality Rating Scheme for Hotel Boats the Wessex Rose ...

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Wessex Rose Feature in Berkshire Media Summer Supplement

Following a visit by the lovely Mary Cherowbrier, writer for the Berkshire Media Group, and her husband Roger earlier in the season we were featured in the Group’s summer supplement. Papers in the series include the Reading Chronicle, Ascot News, Bracknell & Wokingham Midweek, The Villager, Slough & South Bucks Observer, The Royal Windsor & Maidenhead Observer, Midweek ...

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Guest review on ‘cruise forum’

A couple who cruised with us for two weeks in June to experience the Kennet & Avon from Newbury to Bath recently sent us a copy of an article they wrote about their trip for a cruise forum they belong to. During their stay we really enjoyed their company and after two weeks we were ...

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Food Hygiene Rating Awarded

Wiltshire Council have been catching up with their backlog and we recently received our long awaited visit from the Food Hygiene inspector. The assessment went well and the inspector was very pleased with everything, awarding us the top score of  ‘5’ – we  always adhere to the highest possible hygiene practices so we’re very pleased ...

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Life Aboard – The Wessex Rose Spring Newsletter

Here’s the second edition of our newsletter ‘Life Aboard’ , with tales of winter cruising and a look forward to the coming season. Click here to open Life Aboard – the Wessex Rose newsletter issue 2 Spring 2014 (pdf)

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Wiltshire Life Magazine Competition to Win a 3 Night Cruise on the Wessex Rose

The March edition of Wiltshire Life includes a feature on the Wessex Rose by editor Claire Waring and includes a competition to win a three night fully inclusive cruise of your choice from our 2014 schedule (subject to availability) Claire, who joined us for a mini cruise with her parents to get a taste of the ...

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Life Aboard – The Wessex Rose Winter Newsletter

Have a read of our first newsletter ‘Life Aboard’ , a review of 2013 and a look  forward to a busy and exciting 2014 Click here to open Life Aboard – the Wessex Rose newsletter issue 1 winter 2013/14 (pdf)

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Wessex Rose Gift Vouchers

Looking for an interesting and unique Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary or special occasion gift with a difference? Why not choose a Gift Voucher for a cruise on the Wessex Rose 5* Luxury Hotel Boat. The Voucher can be of any value you wish up to the full price of a cruise and personalised with your own ...

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5 Star Rating Awarded by Visit England

October 25, 2013 by David_and_Karen No Comment

As our first season drew to a close we were taking stock of what we had achieved and where we were when a large envelope arrived through the post marked ‘Visit England’. Whilst this envelope had been eagerly awaited since our recent 24 hour assessment by Cynthia, the Quality in Tourism assessor, we were also ...

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