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River Rose Cruises

70 Front St, Newburgh, NY 12550-5622
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Retirement Party 101

This is my 3rd time boarding the River Rose. I was pleased with the boat ride. It was a nice ride... read more

Reviewed yesterday
spoli2018
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Wurtsboro, New York
bad service.

I was on for a private charter. About 45 minutes before we docked, I went for my second glass of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
philginnyc
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Garrison, New York
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Come and enjoy a relaxing cruise on the beautiful River Rose, which departs from the waterfront in Newburgh, NY. The River Rose is an authentic 100 foot Mississippi River paddle wheeler. It served as a casino boat in New Orleans prior to coming up to Newburgh and can accommodate 150 passengers plus crew. The boat has a full bar, a climate-controlled main deck and an upper observation deck to kick back, have a drink and enjoy the weather. Captain John and his lively crew offer cruises for every occasion with narrated Sightseeing cruises. Enjoy a day or evening cruise along the scenic Hudson River with friends and family on one of our many public cruises. We feature Sunday Brunches, Dinner Cruises and Dance Party cruises, as well as Special Cruises throughout our season. Or book the River Rose for Weddings, Parties, Fundraisers, Church Events, School Proms, Corporate Meetings and more. Whatever the occasion, make it special aboard the River Rose. On the River Rose we just have one goal in mind: Make every cruise our passengers attend the cruise of a lifetime! The River Rose received First Place in the 2013 Times Herald Record Peoples' Choice Awards. Visit our website for schedules, pricing and to book a tour.
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“hour cruise” (7 reviews)
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70 Front St, Newburgh, NY 12550-5622
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"west point"
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"hour cruise"
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"sunday afternoon"
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"bit crowded"
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"modest cost"
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"bus trip"
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"country music"
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"went smoothly"
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"bottom level"
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"two hours"
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"wonderful lunch"
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"other guests"
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"sit outside"
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"great weather"
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"turned around"
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"smooth ride"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is my 3rd time boarding the River Rose. I was pleased with the boat ride. It was a nice ride not too long. Weather was great. Lots of history to view. Captain pointed out some of the sites. There are a few nice restaurants...More

Thank spoli2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was on for a private charter. About 45 minutes before we docked, I went for my second glass of wine and was told "no, We're about to dock," and was dismissed. My partner tried and was told the same thing. This is LAZY service...More

Thank philginnyc
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went today it was a beautiful day the cruise was nice. The only problem which was a huge problem was that the female bartender I’m 99.9 percent had her 2 kids on the cruise with a babysitter most likely her sister...More

Thank Gary F
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John P, Owner at River Rose Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gary, We are sorry the cruise you attended did not meet your expectations. We are a family friendly business and parents with children are always welcome aboard the River Rose. Again we are sorry you did not enjoy your cruise with us because of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband surprised me for mothers day with this cruise brunch. The crew and ride was wonderful considering the weather. We were seated on the top level which we were excited about because of the views. The big disappointment was when it came to the...More

5  Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Paddleboat ride was beautiful and staff was courteous and helpful. Many windows and seats to enjoy the view. Food was delicious. However there were some negatives. Bathrooms were gross, very unsanitary and need to be updated. The toilets did not flush!! Can you imagine with...More

5  Thank DBPNEWYORK
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Had a good time On the cruise up and down the river. That’s a very cool experience to be on the paddleboat

Thank Carlos G
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

It was a beautiful October day on the Hudson. The paddle boat, River Rose, highlighted the many sights along the way. Yes, it is a little out-dated and needs some work, but worth the money for the cruise. Definitely bring your camera.

Thank Diane S
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

I've seen numerous adverse reviews for this boat and I must say many were over harsh. It's not the newest or the prettiest or the fastest or the slowest tour boat on the river but in my opinion it is well worth the money. The...More

Thank Rich G
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

I purchased tickets online and boarding went smoothly. Boat is a bit dated. There are a limited amount of seats outside - the rest are at tables inside. We opted to stand on the first deck and enjoyed the views and the river. There is...More

Thank Yankeeboys
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Nice two hours. Get there early for a good seat. We were there 1/2 hour before boarding was to start and got right on. We had front row seats (folding chairs) along the upper deck rail. Rest rooms are "Rustic" - remember it's an old...More

1  Thank SunnyB-N
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lovetotravel423
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September 12, 2017|
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I used my map app on the phone and the fastest route was using I84 but I don't know how to share all the info efficiently. Do you have any mapping apps ? You'll take 84 across the Newburgh/Beacon bridge. Then a few minutes... More
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Meiki L
June 8, 2017|
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Dear Meiki, You absolutely can bring snacks & beverages for your wee ones! I would also recommend light jackets depending on the month. Please feel free to phone our office as well with any additional questions. Looking... More
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