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“Great trip on the rum runner!”

Classic Cruises of Newport
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Meriden, Connecticut
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“Great trip on the rum runner!”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Snagged a spot on the Rum Runner's 7pm sailing and and had a great time. Drinks could have been a tad stronger as it only tasted like juice (and I'm a light weight). The trip is about an hour long and it has minimal narration (which is a positive for me)

Weekend sails book up fast so make sure you get your pass early- we booked online the day before- because on our prior trip the month before, all the spots were booked up. Last year we tried the sunset cruise on the Madeline which serves beer and champagne and has more narration of the surroundings.

Rum Rummer cocktail cruise -$30/pp
Madeline sunset cocktail cruise -$40/pp
Will definitely sail with them again. Wish the Rum Runner cruise was a half hour longer. Captain and crew are very friendly.

Visited July 2013
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Thanks for your nice review of your trip. We take everyones reviews into consideration when we plan out each trip that we do. While our early trips in the day are longer, they also have a full narration. If you like to enjoy the scenery and want very little narration, the cocktail cruise is the cruise to take. Its so relaxing out on the water, especially after a long day of shopping and sightseeing. I hope we see you cruise with us again next time your in Newport. Happy summer to you!
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Albany, New York
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“Fantastic voyage on the Madeline”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

The staff of Classic Cruises was so friendly and professional. We originally had booked the Rum Runner II, but it was in for repairs, so they upgraded us to the sail boat Madeline at no extra charge.
The sail around the harbor was such fun and the crew was very knowledgeable about Newport history. The views from the harbor are incredible. Be sure to hang on when sailing!

Visited July 2013
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for your review - we are so glad to hear you had a great time on Madeleine. Im sorry you didnt get a chance to go out on RumRunner II but if your back this way again, we hope you come out for a ride. Two very different experiance between Madeleine and RumRunner II. We have a great morning trip called Mimosas and Lighthouses on RumRunner II that gives a great narrative on lighthouse in the souther end of the bay and you get to enjoy Mimosas and croissants (along with bottled water and ice tea). Thank you again and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Newport.
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“Perfect evening!!!”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Went on an evening cruise on the Madeline. My wife and I couldn't have asked for a better evening! The staff was absolutely wonderful on the trip...so knowledgable when we had questions about the surrounding sights. Even surprised to see they had complementary beer and wine. We will tell our friends about this charter and do it again when we return. Thank you!

Visited July 2013
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thanks for sharing your experiance on board our schooner Madeleine. Its so nice to hear that you had such an enjoyable time. The sunset sail on Madeleine is one of our most popular cruises that we offer. We have two boats that each have a couple different cruises that are offered - I hope you will come back and try one of our other experiances... but I would understand if you wanted to do the sunset sail all over again.
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Valencia
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“Madeline Sailing”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

This experience was great. The price ($30.00) was well worth the sail. We toured the entire bay and were treated great by the crew. We took the 11:00AM cruise and were treated to a beautiful morning on the water. We got to see a side of Newport that you just can't see by auto.

Visited May 2013
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Hi and thank you for your review of your sail on board Madeleine. I too love the morning sails - it can be so peacefull and serene expreiance. We have several boats and offere different boating experiances on each - I hope you'll come on board and try some of our other experiances next time your in Newport.
Best to you,
KIM
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Stonington, Connecticut
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“A great place to exhale”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

After a long day of walking and sightseeing and photos, it was great to get on this boat and go for a sail.

The crew was great: friendly, "invisible", accommodating.

There were quite a few other passengers on board with us, but it didn't feel congested.

They say they serve snacks and beverages on board; I didn't see any of that but it might just be something I missed.

Reasonably priced, and a great way to break up what can be an incredibly hectic day trip.

Visited August 2012
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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank you for sailing on Madeleine - we're glad you really enjoyed it. Its always great to hear what guests thought of their experiance.
I hope we see you back sailing with us soon.
KIM
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