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Address: Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401 847-0298
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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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Perfect way to end a day in Newprt

I went to Newport to celebrate my birthday. Decided to take the sunset cruise on the Rum Runner II. We had a blast! The crew was great and the drinks continued until the end!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
MareFlanaganBW
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Frederick, Maryland

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I went to Newport to celebrate my birthday. Decided to take the sunset cruise on the Rum Runner II. We had a blast! The crew was great and the drinks continued until the end!

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

Rum Runner II's Smugglers Cocktail Cruise is a great way to end a day of sightseeing in Newport. You get to sit back and relax. Enjoy the sights along the waterfront and a bit of background music while enjoying a rum punch or beer (included in the ticket price). Its so popular that we offer it two times every evening... More 

Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A sunset cruise on the Madeline was a real treat, a beautiful boat with a friendly and knowledgeable crew sailing in a wonderful location, a must do for anyone visiting Newport

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

The Sunset Sail is one of the most popular trips we do on Madeleine. Sipping champagne and enjoying the sunset over Narragansett Bay while sailing in one of the most picturesque bays in New England - doesn't get much better than that! We're so glad that you enjoyed the sail - perhaps we'll get to see you again nest time... More 

new york
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

One of the highlights of our trip. A beautiful cruise with an amazing, knowledgeable and friendly staff. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Newport. Sailing in the harbor is the best way to see the true sights. Enjoy!

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

We also think the best way to see the area is by water. So many estates were built to overlook the water but have privacy from the road. Our staff point out highlights and give some history of the area as well as handling all the lines and adjusting sails. Madeleine is fun, goes by some beautiful views, we give... More 

Massapequa, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This was our first sail with our 4 year old daughter...and it was a success! The captain and crew were engaging throughout, using humor to tell historic stories to bring the sites alive! At one point at least a dozen dolphin joined along for the sail, swimming right along side the boat!! My daughter was shown how to knot a... More 

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

We love families and to have the dolphins show up when you were on with your daughter, what a great treat. While we don't often get dolphin sightings in the bay, Its always so much fun when we do - they come right up to the bow of the boat and swim with us as Madeleine sails along. Our crew... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Had a nice sail aboard the Madeline. Nice day and scenery. A little disappointing in that there wasn't much wind so we were under motor for the whole excursion. Nothing the crew could do to help that, but we were told repeatedly that the wind normally drops off late morning and picks up in the early afternoon. Not great news... More 

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

Hi and my apologies for not responding back sooner. We strive to give a great experience on every cruise and it sounds as though we didn't make that happen for you. I am so sorry about this. While we cant always know what the wind is going to do at all times, we do try to make the best of... More 

Pepperell, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My husband and I decided to do the sunset cruise for our wedding anniversary and we are so glad we did! It was a perfect way to relax and end the day. The crew is amazing, they are very attentive to everyone - asking if we're having a good time and if we needed refills. They were serving water, iced... More 

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

That's so wonderful that you chose to celebrate your wedding anniversary aboard Madeleine at sunset. Sunset on the bay is so beautiful and what better way to watch it than on the deck of a 72' sailing vessel. Basking in the golden glow of sunset while sipping champagne (or beer, bottled water or ice tea) while sailing by the wind... More 

Rocky, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My wife and I were fortunate to be able to sail on the Maidleine on one of her morning sail excursions. We loved it, so relaxing and the scenery was fantastic. The Captain pointed out the historical places and was very informative. One thing I must add is how helpful the young lady, Lauren, who booked our trip was. She... More 

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

The first sail in the morning is always nice relaxing sail. Its the afternoon trips which typically get more adventurous when the wind really picks up. Lauren is our superstar ticket seller - always friendly and accommodating. Thanks for mentioning how well Lauren took care of your needs. Besides giving information and selling tickets for our cruises, our sales people... More 

Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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224 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had a great time on our sailboat trip with Classic Cruises of Newport. The ship is absolutely beautiful. The crew was friendly and knowledgable. The views are fantastic cruising through the harbor. Definitely recommend this!

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

We love to have guests walk away having had a great time on our boats. Madeleine is a great way to get a fun sailing experience out on the bay while seeing so many beautiful sights. Its also a fun way to spend time with a group of friends while visiting Newport. We'll be looking forward to seeing you again... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I recently took this cruise for a friends Bachelorette. I never thought it would have been so fun!!! The people working on the cruise (Charlie and Rachel) were so friendly and attentive to their guests needs. They offer beer and champagne and make sure everyone was properly accomodated. The cruise was supposed to last for 1 1/2 hours but they... More 

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

Thanks for letting us know about your Sunset Sail on Madeleine and glad you really enjoyed it - happy the bride did as well. All our cruises are a great way for friends to get together and go out for a fun, scenic trip through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. All our crew are personable and really enjoy what they... More 

Sterling, Virginia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

We are so glad you joined us for a sail on Madeleine! Experiencing Newport Harbor on a sail is a great way to get an up close view of many sights that you typically wouldn't see from land. There is so much to see while you are out on the water and no two sails on Madeleine are the same,... More 

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