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Classic Cruises of Newport

24 Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-847-0298
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What a great way to experience Newport

I was so lucky to be able to do this - to see Newport from the sea on a lovely boat trip with... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Danielle T
All aboard....

Went on the 60 minute cruise which was both scenic and informative with our friendly crew We... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
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Classic Cruises operates the 58' classic motor yacht Rum Runner II and the 72' sailing vessel Madeleine. Rum Runner II offers guests an exhilarating passage through Narragansett Bay taking guests back to the era of prohibition. Experiance the breeze as it fills the sails on Madeleine, a traditional schooner, as she glides past Newport's historic scenery.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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24 Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

I was so lucky to be able to do this - to see Newport from the sea on a lovely boat trip with bottomless mimosas... just perfect! And add to that lovely staff and beautiful weather and it was an experience I'll never forgetMore

Thank Danielle T
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks Danielle -so happy to hear about your experience. Rum Runner II's morning Lighthouses & Mimosas Cruise is our newest itinerary and it fast became one of our most popular trips. This trip is a great way to see Lighthouses in the area up close...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Went on the 60 minute cruise which was both scenic and informative with our friendly crew We found out all about the Newport harbour and its buildings ,bridge and boats And it did not cost a fortune!!More

Thank Roger P
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your cruise and we think that this cruise is one of the best deals in town. Newport is a boating capital and what better was to see the waterfront than by boat - there is so much natural beauty that can...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017

We took the 12:30 cruise with Capt. Matt, Cammy and Thibault. The wind and sun were perfect, the crew was helpful, well-informed, friendly and entertaining. A great opportunity to see Newport from the water and to understand its appeal. Lovely!More

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Thanks for your kind words and you definitely had a great team taking you sailing! Captain Matt has been at the helm of Madeleine for 3 years now, Cammy has been on board for 2 years and this is Thibault first season with us and...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Travelling on the Madeline with Captain Dave and his two sailors was probably the highlight of my trip to Newport. It was an amazing way to see a beautiful part of Rhode Island. Sailing peacefully through the water you cant help but feel at peace....More

Thank Mick O
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Captain Dave and the crew are great! We think so and we're glad you think so too. Once Madeleine leaves the dock, we hoist the sails, shut the engine down and go by the wind. Its an experience we think everyone should try. But then...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Went on the Madeleine 430 cruise for 90 minutes very informative relaxing crew was exceptional amazing views. I would highly recommend itMore

Thank Robert
CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

We have some of the most beautiful shoreline along Newport's waterfront. Between the estates, the islands, lighthouses and parks, its hard to beat the views while boating in Rhode Island. Our crew on board are fun and full of great facts on the area. There...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed our cruise, we would recommend it to others. The crew were knowledgeable enough to answer any question asked about what we wee seeing.More

Thank Sara A
CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your cruise - so many times when I ask how people hear about us, they often say they heard it from a friend that took the sail before. That's the best answer we could possibly receive! Our crew...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

We had a lot of fun sailing on the Madeleine! We did the 12:30 sail and had great wind so we actually got to sail. The capitan allowed the kids to steer the ship and it was really cute. The deck mates were lovely and...More

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hi and I'm glad you had a great time sailing on Madeleine. For us, its all about the sailing and giving everyone a great experience out on the bay and Madeleine sails really well in a good breeze. Many boats in Newport do not take...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary by sailing on the Madeleine. It was fantastic. Brody and Cami were amazing. Both were very knowledgeable about Newport and of the schooner and sailing. If i could give this more than 5 stars I would. We...More

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for spending your wedding anniversary sailing Madeleine - We LOVE that! Brody and Cammi are great. They love what they do and it shows with all our passengers. Maybe you'll make this an annual event to celebrate your anniversary - next time come...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

We took The "East Passage Express" cruise on Rum Runner II. This took us around the Newport waterfront for about 75 minutes. The cruise was narrated and we saw a number of the Mansions, as well as Fort Adam and the boat yard, which caters...More

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

The East Passage Express is our oldest trip - we started doing that cruise the year we started running Rum Runner II. Its a staple and anyone that is in Newport for the first time, this trip gives a great general overview of the waterfront...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

My family had a wonderful cruise on the Madeleine. Captain Matt and Thibault were experienced sailors and knowledgeable about Newport. They provided blankets and helped to entertain my daughter by making the deck into a slide when it tilted. This is definitely a weather dependent...More

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Bannister's Wharf is a great area full of shops and restaurants - fun place to walk around. And sailing Madeleine is one of the best things to do on the wharf. We do like taking kids of all ages and our crew love to entertain....More

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Alice C
15 August 2017|
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Response from SamWu14 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure what the cost would be, it depends on what time of day you go. Their website has pricing info. and you could also call them. We cruised (sail boat) at noon and they offered iced tea and water, no snacks. We were... More
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Alicia W
29 November 2015|
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Response from CruiseNewport | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your inquiry. We start our season with sailing on Madeleine on Saturday April 30th and Saturday May 7th on Rum Runner II. Our last day of the 2016 boating season is Sunday November 6th. Please feel free to... More
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