Holiday FAQ

We have attempted to answer below some of the questions which guests commonly ask us.

What sort of people travel on Tranquil Rose?

We have a wide range of guests on each cruise - couples, friends travelling together or those travelling on their own, and a range of ages. You will quickly make new friends with your like-minded fellow travellers. The holiday can be as active as you wish, but the cruises are equally suitable for those who wish to just relax and watch the world float past.

Which cruise would suit me best?

All the cruises offer wonderful opportunities to see the countryside. If you wish to be active - for example, walking the towpath or assisting with some of the locks, then one of the canal cruises might suit you best.

What can I do on this holiday?

You can do as much or as little as you wish. As well as taking in the countryside, eating sumptuously, and enjoying the opportunity to really relax from the pressures of the everyday world, you can walk the towpath or explore quaint villages and shops. You can visit famous sights in comparative ease, or paint, sketch, photograph, watch the plentiful wildlife, enjoy a good read from our extensive library, play games with fellow guests, or just sit back and watch the world float by.

Can I travel alone?

Yes, this is an ideal holiday for those travelling alone - you can have your own singe cabin, be in a safe friendly environment, and quickly make new friends. Travelling to and from the boat is easily arranged by public transport or by car, and you will be sure to receive personal service and attention at all times.

How much should I pack?

There is no need to pack an extensive wardrobe - the atmosphere on the boat is quite informal and guests do not need to dress for dinner. Some stout footwear is advisable, and waterproofs if you plan to walk the towpath. The cabins are compact, so one small case should be sufficient.

Can you accommodate my diet?

If you inform us at the time of booking, we will be pleased to help with your dietary needs. Allergy information is readily available from our cooks on board and if you let us know we can adjust the menu to fit.

How will I get to the boat?

All our cruises are designed to be easily accessible. Most start and finish near to railway or coach stations, and are a short walk or taxi ride from the public transport. We will send you detailed joining instructions well in advance of your holiday to inform you just where the boat will be located for the start of your cruise.

How big are the cabins and will I have difficulty moving about the boat?

Tranquil Rose is a wide beam narrow boat, and as with all canal craft, the cabins are compact, as are the ensuite and communal toilets. There are six steps down into the boat and from there on all the accommodation is on the same level, with the exception of one step up to the well deck. If you have any concerns with the available space or with access on and off the boat, please ring to discuss these with us.

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