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Classic Cruises of Newport

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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...more
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24 Bannisters Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Had an awesome time sailing with Captain Wes, Hannah and Dave! They were a super friendly crew, gave us some history along the ride, always kept our drinks full and made sure everyone was warm enough. We did a sunset cruise on a chilly Thursday...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sarahsteg
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

AWSOME!! YAY!! We love hearing that. Thanks for letting us know how your Sunset Sail went - its probably the most popular trip that we offer. In the spring and fall it can definitely be cooler out on the water than it is on shore...More

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

9th of October, a sunny 75 degree day with mild wind. Exploring Newport for the 1st time we decided to try a 12 noon sail on the schooner Madeleine. Wow, what a splendid fun time. Kurt, Ken and Hannah were an outstanding crew. Educational and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deborah M
CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Sounds like you had the perfect sail! Sometimes those last minute/unplanned adventures are the best adventures. Glad you came out sailing aboard Madeleine and hope to see you again on your next visit to Newport, RI

Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

When deciding to either do a power driven boat cruise or a sailing cruise, I was a little apprehensive to take the 75 foot Madeleine. I am so glad we did! Price was $33 and was a few dollars more than the Rum Runner power...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sharon B
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

MAGICAL!! We LOVE that!! Thank you for choosing to sail with us aboard Madeleine. Both Madeleine and Rum Runner II are lots of fun but two very different experiences. You could take a ride on each and walk away with real great (and different) memories...More

Reviewed September 11, 2018

We have been taking our Housekeeping team out as an annual event to celebrate "International Housekeeping Week" The Gurney's team loved it! Thank you so much for the great experience. Meg, Kat and Captain Wess are great. Hopefully our tradition will continue again next year....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

As always, we LOVE having the team aboard Madeleine and we'll definitely be looking forward to seeing everyone again next September during International Housekeeping Week.

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Had an unbeatable time on schooner Madeleine with my daughter. Trudy &Meg were outstanding (and strong!) girls who made the trip for us. They let my daughter help raise the sails. Intriguing charming girls to say the leastPlanning on coming back next summer :) great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Justine A
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

We are so happy to hear you and your daughter loved your sail aboard Madeleine. The Sunset Sail is so very popular and sell out just about every night throughout the summer months. Trudy and Meg as well as the rest of our crew our...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018

we took the Madeline sunset sail one day and the Rum Runner the next--both were fantastic--the crew was friendly--had loads of fun--don't miss this one!!!More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cathy B
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Fantastic - We love that word a lot! We are so happy to hear you loved your sail on Madeleine AND you cruise on Rum Runner II. We offer 5 different itineraries between both our boats and you can do all 5 and walk away...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Today's sail on the Madeline was perfect! Excellent weather & crew! Wes was very good at the helm as well as knowledgeable about the area.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

We LOVE that word - Perfect! We do strive to give all our guests a great experience under sail and we're so glad you had a great time. Its been pretty hot here in Newport but out on the bay its been gorgeous with a...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

We did the lighthouse and mimosa cruise with a group of 8 people and had a fantastic time! The cruise departs on the Rum Runner II every day at 11:45 am and provides a croissant tray and bottomless mimosas for all the passengers. The mimosas...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

The Lighthouses & Mimosas Cruise is the newest of all our itineraries and it fast became one of the most popular. Its a great way to start the day off without being too early in the morning. Its a lighter version of our of our...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time on Madeline tonight. Trudy and Meg were wonderful. These ladies made us feel relaxed and at home during our girls getaway sunset sail. They kept the champagne flowing!More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elizabeth S
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Hello and thank you. Glad you loved your Champagne Sunset Sail. Its a great way to see the sights, get in a fun sail, sip champagne and enjoy the sun setting over Narragansett Bay. Trudy and Meg are great sailors and always like to make...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018

We went on the morning cruise which is billed as early bird. Many mansions and sites were pointed out. Try to get Brody as one of your guides.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

We think Madeleine is a great sailing experience for everyone and we're happy to hear you agree. The Early Bird sail is a great way to see the area and get $5 off all tickets (Adults, Seniors and children). The exact same sail as our...More

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Alice C
August 14, 2017|
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Response from cyan20 | Reviewed this property |
30 to 40 dollars per person. No snacks. They offer beer or champagne on the sunset and smuggler cruise as well as some of the morning cruises. Do it! It's so fun!
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Alicia W
November 29, 2015|
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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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