The River Rose is owned by Captain John “Duke” Panzella. Captain John had a dream of making a one-of-a-kind cruise vessel available on the Hudson River, and in 2000, Captain John’s dream became a reality when he purchased the River Rose and brought her to beautiful 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.
Captain John and his lively crew offer cruises for every occasion with narrated Sightseeing cruises, Sunday Brunches, Dinner Cruises and Dance Party cruises, as well as Special Cruises throughout our season.
Photographed along the Hudson River Waterfront, Newburgh, New York, USA