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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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First sail, loved it!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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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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Worcester, Massachusetts
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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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Sterling, Virginia
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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 

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

So happy to hear you enjoyed your sail on Madeleine! Our cruises on Madeleine are not guided tours, but are a great way to relax on a busy day and get out on the water to see Newport from a different perspective. We hope to see you next time you are in town! More 

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

So glad you enjoyed your sail on Madeleine! Next time you're in town you should join us on the Rum Runner II, our 1929 Elco motor yacht, which offers a historical narrated tour of the Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. More 

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your time out sailing with us! It's nice to hear that you joined us in the beginning of our season and took advantage of our blankets on board! It does tend to get a bit chilly out on the water in the evenings in May, so we always recommend our guests bring a sweater or... More 

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

Thank you for your review, it's so nice to hear that you enjoyed your first time out sailing with us! Getting out on the water is a great way to see the sights of Newport when you visit. We also offer a Champagne Sunset Sail each evening on Madeleine which allows for great photo opportunities of the sunset while you... More 

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
2 reviews
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 

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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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