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Classic Cruises of Newport

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Always fun!

We have been taking our Housekeeping team out as an annual event to celebrate "International... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Discover91089
Sailing cruise on Madeleine

Had an unbeatable time on schooner Madeleine with my daughter. Trudy &Meg were outstanding (and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Such a great experience. Was my first time sailing and I was so nervous but the crew was fun and informative and the captain made me feel safe and sound! Our two teenage kids even enjoyed it!!More

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Love that you loved your sail aboard Madeleine - we're so happy that you chose us to be the boat for your very first sail. We take guests of all ages on board and its great to turn a first time sailor into a new...More

Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Reluctant to do, in all the years we have lived in NPT. Our family visiting requested. Result:TOO much fun & we'd do nightly, if we could. My Dave, former Navy & on carrier-equally enthralled. Wes, at helm, informative, kind, best of humor. His crew the...More

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Glorious!! YEAH!! We really love to hear that. Especially since you've lived in Newport all these years and this was your first sail on Madeleine. And Dave being a Navy Man, on aircraft carriers - Madeleine must seem so small and quaint in comparison to...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on the Schooner Madeleine with Captain Wes and his able crew! From the time we booked our cruise until we returned to dock, the folks at Classic Cruises made our experience wonderful. There was engaging tour information and drinks (water...More

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

You are welcome Jeanne! We're glad you chose to sail on Madeleine. Our crew is lots of fun, their informative and their great sailors. While not a formally narrated tour like on our other boat (Rum Runner II), our crew walk around and chat with...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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Response from CruiseNewport | Property representative |
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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