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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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Sunset Cruise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW 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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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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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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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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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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 

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