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70ft "Tranquil Rose" Hotel Boat In Windsor, United Kingdom

Canal Boat
1973
70 ft
8 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy cruising holidays in Windsor River and canals aboard the 70ft "Tranquil Rose" Hotel Boat for up to 8 people. Rates as low as $123 per night /per person (4 nights minimum).

Rates:

Cruising Holidays - price per guests

Single Cabin

• 4 Nights: £490
• 5 Nights: £585
• 6 Nights: £740

Premium Single Cabin

• 4 Nights: £680
• 5 Nights: £795
• 6 Nights: £990

Double/Twin Cabin

• 4 Nights: £510
• 5 Nights: £615
• 6 Nights: £765

What You Can Expect:

We offers you a choice of relaxing cruises, whether on rivers or canals. Although there’s probably no such thing as a typical day on Tranquil Rose, an example could be:

The day starts with an early morning tea or coffee served in your cabin (or the lounge if you are an early riser) followed by a light or full cooked breakfast at 8.30 am. The skipper will then outline the day ahead and we will set off around 9.00 - 9.30 am. As we cruise, morning tea, coffee and freshly baked biscuits will be served at 11 am in the saloon and open air well deck, and around midday we will usually find a mooring for lunch. Following a light lunch, we will set off once more. Afternoon tea, typically home-made cake with tea or coffee, will sometimes be served on the move, or we may have found a pleasant mooring for the night.

There will be plenty of time for you to go for a stroll, enjoy a pre–dinner drink from the bar, or just relax before dinner is served round our large dining table. Dinner is a relaxed three course meal, for which there is no need to dress up, unless you wish to do so. You are then free to socialise with fellow guests for the evening, maybe play some games or visit a local canal side pub. You can be sure that when you retire to your cabin, you’ll drift off to sleep to the gentle lap of water against the boat, reflecting on the day’s adventures.

During the day you can sit and relax, sketch or take photographs, study the wildlife and the architecture, or read and chat as the countryside unfolds before your eyes. With our knowledge of the waterways, and the maps, guides and books available to you in Tranquil Rose’s informative library, we will ensure that you enjoy your cruises to the full and point out items that may be of interest. If you feel more energetic, you can take a walk along the tow path or lend a hand to the crew at the locks – don’t worry, we have plenty of time to explain how they work!

All our cruises start and finish close to a railway or coach station, enabling guests to join us easily. Our moorings will be at most a short taxi journey from public transport. Joining instructions, which clearly show the location of the boat and transport options, will be sent to you in advance of your journey.

What To Expect Onboard:

Tranquil Rose is a wide beam narrow boat offering hotel accommodation on the rivers and canals of Southern England. Purpose built in 1973; she combines the classic looks of a traditional canal narrow boat together with the comfort of a wide beam vessel. She set off on her shake down voyage on Easter Saturday 14th April 1973, and as her first operator David Tebbett mentioned recently “… this was a very eventful trip as the boat and my inexperience resulted in many groundings especially along the Trent and Mersey canal which at that time was only dredged with a 15 feet wide channel, now much improved these days.” I would like agree with David regarding improvements, but unfortunately, running aground still occurs, but it all adds to the adventure of life on the waterways!

The first commercial cruise took place on 12th May 1973 and she was based in Burton-on- Trent, cruising to Foxton, Leicester, Conisbrough, Boston and York. The company used a Daimler limousine to transport guests to the bulb fields from Boston or to the Peak District from Burton-upon-Trent. She had (and still has) central heating and a coal fired stove, and cruises cost £51 per person per week in 1974 …. how times change, although a pint was 14p (or 2/9p) back then!

In 1987 she was moved south: being craned out at Nottingham, and in again at Stoke Bruerne, and began cruising in the South of England on the rivers Thames, Wey and Lee, as well as the Grand Union Canal. In the late 1990’s the Kennet & Avon canal was included and so created the itinerary that we still use today.

Accommodation

Tranquil Rose can accommodate up to eight guests in her five cabins:

• Single Cabins: A compact cabin with a single bunk, wash basin, small wardrobe, storage drawers and under bed storage.
• Premium Single Cabins: A larger double or twin cabin but for single occupancy. These cabins have an ensuite toilet, wash basin, small wardrobe or hanging space and storage drawers.
• Double and Twin Cabins: A larger cabin with either a double or two single bunks (in the case of the twin). They each have an ensuite toilet, wash basin, small wardrobe or hanging space and storage drawers.

There is a spacious shower and of course, towels and bedding are provided. Beyond the cabins there is a large lounge with a licensed bar and cosy solid fuel stove for those chilly autumn evenings. In the lounge there is a good library of books and games and the lounge leads to a large covered well deck where you can relax during the day or evening, take in the fresh air and watch the world slowly float by.

We look forward to meeting you on board Tranquil Rose; contact us for our Cruising Schedule & Route Guide.                 

Details

  • Type: Canal Boat
  • Capacity: 8 People
  • Year: 1973
  • Rental Minimum: 7 days
  • Length: 70 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bar
  • Inboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Dodger
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Head

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Member Since Feb 2014

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