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Classic Cruises of Newport

24 Bannisters Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
+1 401-847-0298
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Sunset cruises

This was the best cruise ever. First time on the Madeleine and I loved it. I highly recommend this... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2016
La'Tieya P
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Highlight of bachelorette weekend!

I CANNOT say enough good things about this experience. The booking service was fantastic (they... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2016
Mariafairbairn
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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 as it fills the sails on Madeleine, a traditional schooner, as she glides past Newport's historic scenery.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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24 Bannisters Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
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Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

This was the best cruise ever. First time on the Madeleine and I loved it. I highly recommend this wonderful classic cruise

Thank La'Tieya P
CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

Best cruise ever... thank you!! We are so happy you had a great time riding with us. You can't beat a nice day on the beautiful Madeleine!

Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I CANNOT say enough good things about this experience. The booking service was fantastic (they allowed me to buy tickets a month in advance and they refunded me a ticket we didn't end up using) as was the expertise of the captain and the friendliness...More

Thank Mariafairbairn
CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

WOW! Thank you so much for your kind words!! We are so thrilled that you had a great experience from the booking girls to our wonderful crew :) Hope you are able to sail with us again!

Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Great sail! Crew was attentive, knowledgeable, and funny while providing the history and the folk lore of the landmarks and lighthouses and also the yachts currently in the harbor. Made for a wonderful afternoon!

Thank NativeRI-er
Reviewed August 18, 2016

My teenage daughter and I had 36 hours in Newport and spontaneously decided to jump on the 12:30pm 1.5 hour cruise on CC's sailboat, the Madeline. The trip was very reasonably priced and everyone from the ticket seller to the crew (Chris, Dan, and Kari)...More

Thank StephanieinSeattle
CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

So great to hear! The sights are absolutely breathtaking, you can't beat seeing Newport from the water :)

Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

What a great experience! The crew was fun and professional. Smooth sailing and complimentary champagne, beer, water and ice tea. Small bathroom below deck. I would definitely recommend it and don't forget to tip the crew, they work hard.

Thank Lcubb
CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

Smooth sailing... nothing better! Thank you for your kind words about our crew. They are very hard workers who truly enjoy sharing their local knowledge with our guests :)

Reviewed August 11, 2016

Beautiful sailboat, very friendly and fun crew. Don’t expect a history lesson but they’ll answer your questions well if you ask. They also told fun anecdotes and shared about some of their favorite things to do and places to eat in Newport. It was an...More

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

Water and iced tea are offered on all of our trips and our sunset sail includes complementary beer and champagne. Something for all ages :) Thank you for your kind recommendation!

Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We went out on Madeline. The staff was great. Very informative and friendly. The sail was relaxing and exciting at the same time. Great value for the money and easy to book online.

Thank Pdberta
CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

Glad you had a great cruise! It is so relaxing to get out on that water!!

Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Great! While you won't get a lot of history or local trivia, it is a most delightful sail. They offer champagne for adults or beer. The crew and captain are fantastic, playful and charming. Fun with families with (younger) children too. The schooner is in...More

Thank mkd_travelmania
CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

The Madeleine sails are not formally narrated although the crew enjoys sharing their knowledge and stories :) Thank you for your kind words about the crew and captain!

Reviewed July 26, 2016

Beautiful experience. Amazing sunset! Great tour guides had pointed out many sites on the bay. Champagne toast and beer was an added touch.

Thank Mary Ann G
CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

A toast is the cherry on top! You can't beat a Newport sunset on a gorgeous summer night!

Reviewed July 11, 2016

My family embarked on the sunset cruise. 1.5 to 2 hours sailing in Narragansett Bay looking at lighthouses and fabulous houses, having champagne and watching the sun set. I asked my kids after our vaction what was the most fun, and they all said the...More

Thank mkilgus
CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

Best part to your trip.. music to our ears!!! Thank you for sailing with us!

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Alice C
August 14, 2017|
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Response from SamWu14 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure what the cost would be, it depends on what time of day you go. Their website has pricing info. and you could also call them. We cruised (sail boat) at noon and they offered iced tea and water, no snacks. We were... More
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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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