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Classic Cruises of Newport

24 Bannisters Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3003
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Last Sail Before the Veil Bachelorette

I recently celebrated my friends upcoming wedding by taking a sunset sail on the Madeline. It was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
cyan20
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Smooth cruise and good history.

We enjoyed seeing the city this way. The guides were friendly and well prepared on all things... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
elisebarclay
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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 4 days ago via mobile

I recently celebrated my friends upcoming wedding by taking a sunset sail on the Madeline. It was my second trip and my two friends first. It was just as amazing as before, with a beautiful sunset this time! Jake was fantastic and knowledgeable about the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed seeing the city this way. The guides were friendly and well prepared on all things Newport. I recommend them without hesitation. A relaxing respite before dinner after a day of vigorous walking.More

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

Getting out on the water is one of the best ways to see Newport and we have been bring guests on board and showing Newport's beautiful waterfront for over 25 years. Our crew is fun, entertaining and love to talk about the area and answer...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Staff were friendly. Captain Wes was very personable and everyone on the ship seemed educated on the sites. Served water and iced tea. It was a little chilly and they provided blankets. Captain did an excellent job navigating and sailing well. Would go again.

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

Thanks Melissa, we are happy to hear how you enjoyed your sail on board Madeleine. She offers a great sailing experience thanks to our great crew. They love what they do and they love making sure our passengers really enjoy their time on board.

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

We planned on taking the champagne sunset sail and were very much looking forward to it. Less than 2 hours before the trip, my wife became quite ill, and we decided there was no way we could do the trip. I stopped by the CCoN...More

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

We're so sorry you and your wife were not able to make the sail and I want to thank you for your kind review. We always like to do what we can, when we can and I'm glad we were able to do this for...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

I was so lucky to be able to do this - to see Newport from the sea on a lovely boat trip with bottomless mimosas... just perfect! And add to that lovely staff and beautiful weather and it was an experience I'll never forgetMore

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

Thanks Danielle -so happy to hear about your experience. Rum Runner II's morning Lighthouses & Mimosas Cruise is our newest itinerary and it fast became one of our most popular trips. This trip is a great way to see Lighthouses in the area up close...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Went on the 60 minute cruise which was both scenic and informative with our friendly crew We found out all about the Newport harbour and its buildings ,bridge and boats And it did not cost a fortune!!More

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your cruise and we think that this cruise is one of the best deals in town. Newport is a boating capital and what better was to see the waterfront than by boat - there is so much natural beauty that can...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2017

We took the 12:30 cruise with Capt. Matt, Cammy and Thibault. The wind and sun were perfect, the crew was helpful, well-informed, friendly and entertaining. A great opportunity to see Newport from the water and to understand its appeal. Lovely!More

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Thanks for your kind words and you definitely had a great team taking you sailing! Captain Matt has been at the helm of Madeleine for 3 years now, Cammy has been on board for 2 years and this is Thibault first season with us and...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Travelling on the Madeline with Captain Dave and his two sailors was probably the highlight of my trip to Newport. It was an amazing way to see a beautiful part of Rhode Island. Sailing peacefully through the water you cant help but feel at peace....More

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CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Captain Dave and the crew are great! We think so and we're glad you think so too. Once Madeleine leaves the dock, we hoist the sails, shut the engine down and go by the wind. Its an experience we think everyone should try. But then...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Went on the Madeleine 430 cruise for 90 minutes very informative relaxing crew was exceptional amazing views. I would highly recommend itMore

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

We have some of the most beautiful shoreline along Newport's waterfront. Between the estates, the islands, lighthouses and parks, its hard to beat the views while boating in Rhode Island. Our crew on board are fun and full of great facts on the area. There...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed our cruise, we would recommend it to others. The crew were knowledgeable enough to answer any question asked about what we wee seeing.More

Thank Sara A
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CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your cruise - so many times when I ask how people hear about us, they often say they heard it from a friend that took the sail before. That's the best answer we could possibly receive! Our crew...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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