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Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401 847-0298
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Description: Classic Cruises operates the 58' classic motor yacht Rum Runner II and the...
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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Beautiful Harbor for Sailing

Newport is a beautiful city with a wonderful harbor area. We took an afternoon cruise on the Madeleine. The boat was well kept and has a beautiful wooden mast that gave it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Newport is a beautiful city with a wonderful harbor area. We took an afternoon cruise on the Madeleine. The boat was well kept and has a beautiful wooden mast that gave it character. The crew knew the area pretty well and was able to tell a few stories about some of the mansions we passed. The regular 90 minute cruise... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We did the 1 1/2 hour cruise on board the Madeleine and really enjoyed it. There's not a lot of interaction with the crew but that's okay because it's fun to be on the water and enjoying the quiet, listening to the sails flapping. Plenty of other boats to look at and all and all a very wonderful experience. There... More 

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Henrietta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We took a daytime cruise on the Madeleine and it was wonderful. The sailboat looked well maintained and the crew was fantastic. I've been on a few other sailboats on vacation and have never been disappointed in any of them. Enjoy!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I'll admit, this was not our first choice but our scheduled boat failed to sell the necessary spaces to set sail and we were moved to the Madeleine. What a gorgeous sail it turned out to be. The weather was on the chilly side, but the blankets provided helped to keep us cozy and warm despite the chill. The crew... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We took a day cruise on the Madeleine sailboat on Memorial Day weekend. It was my first time on a cruise. I loved it and the experience was breathtaking! The crew was knowledgeable and humorous. They made the experience very informative and entertaining. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Newport!

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I took a sunset cruise on the Madeleine when we visited Newport in September. It was probably my favorite part of our stay. The captain was extremely knowledgeable and the crew was very friendly. The sunset over the harbor was incredible and very romantic. I didn't want the voyage to end! The free champagne and beer is... More 

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review

We are so glad the sail on Madeleine was your favorite part of your stay in Newport. Her sunset sail is probably our most popular cruise we do. We have 5 different itineraries that we offer on both our boats so there is something for everyone. Perhaps next time you might want to try our Lighthouses and Mimosas cruise. But... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A group of us (14) took an afternoon cruise on the Madeline sailboat as part of a 25th anniversary military reunion. It was very nice of the crew to announce the presence of our group and we were given a nice round of applause. The crew was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and very professional as we cruised the harbor for an hour... More 

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review

Its an honor for us to have you all on board Madeleine for your 25th anniversary military reunion. In fact, in October we have a Salute to the Military and offer complimentary tickets to both active duty and retire military personnel to get out for a scenic day sail on board Madeleine as a Thank You for service to our... More 

Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had a beautiful, relaxing sunset sail on the Madeleine. The crew was very professional and offered us complimentary champagne to enjoy during the cruise. They even let guests help hoist the sails if they wanted to. We enjoyed our trip and the great reggae music that they played; I think we would have liked it even more if it... More 

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you loved Madeleine's sunset sail. The sunset sail with champagne and beer is our most popular trip on Madeleine. We offer several trips on a couple different boats so you can have a different boating experience every time you come on board. Our motor yacht, Rum Runner II was built back in 1929 and was... More 

Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My sister and I took our group of 4 adults and 7 kids on the 90 minute scenic cruise of Newport on the Madeleine. It was absolutely beautiful and we learned a bunch about Newport. The staff was very informative and let each of the kids steer the boat while we were sailing. For 25-30 dollars, it was definitely worth... More 

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it so much that you'll be back to cruise with us again. Between our 2 boats (Madeleine and Rum Runner II), we have 5 different itineraries we do. We have so many frequent sailors that return to cruise with us each time they are in Newport that we thought it would be great to offer more than... More 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We enjoyed our morning light house tour on The Rum Runner II.It was nice to see the water view of Newport,Jamestown and Narragansett Bay.The informative Captain and his outgoing first mate gave a good historical tour of famous people, homes , sea vessels and places of interest. This vessel has been in operation since 1929. After prior days of continuous... More 

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review

Our Lighthouses and Mimosas cruise on Rum Runner II is our newest and fast becoming our most popular tour. Rum Runner II gets right up close along the shoreline so there are some outstanding views of several lighthouses at the southern send of Narragansett Bay - we find that includinng Mimosas, croissants, bottled water and ice tea compliment this late... More 

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Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401 847-0298
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport

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