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Classic Cruises of Newport

24 Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-847-0298
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Rum Runner II

We took The "East Passage Express" cruise on Rum Runner II. This took us around the Newport... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter R
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Flitwick, England, United Kingdom
Madeleine

My family had a wonderful cruise on the Madeleine. Captain Matt and Thibault were experienced... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kfin99
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Cary, North Carolina
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“rum runner ii” (10 reviews)
“sunset cruise” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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24 Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took The "East Passage Express" cruise on Rum Runner II. This took us around the Newport waterfront for about 75 minutes. The cruise was narrated and we saw a number of the Mansions, as well as Fort Adam and the boat yard, which caters...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family had a wonderful cruise on the Madeleine. Captain Matt and Thibault were experienced sailors and knowledgeable about Newport. They provided blankets and helped to entertain my daughter by making the deck into a slide when it tilted. This is definitely a weather dependent...More

Thank kfin99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the sunset cruise based on all the rave reviews, but unfortunately the weather turned out to be terrible: cold, rainy and so foggy that you could not see anything on the water. I assumed the boat trip would be cancelled but unfortunately it was...More

Thank mt234987
CruiseNewport, General Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

My apologies on your sail. While we cant control the weather, we generally still go out and always advise guests to dress for the weather of the day. I would very much like to make this right and if you could be in contact with...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

The most important condition for us was that our 93 year old Mother-in-law was accommodated. She was allowed to board first, with our assistance, and took the seat near the Captain that had back support, the blankets provided were welcomed. It was cloudy and we...More

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

So happy that you loved your Sunset Sail on Madeleine. We take guests of all ages from 1 - 101 and our crew always make every effort to accommodate anyone that requires additional special attention. Glad to hear Marjorie loved her experience. And what a...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

My husband and I totally enjoyed the sunset cruise. Our Captain was engaging and knowledgable, felt totally safe. The sail was smooth lovely, Champagne, beer, and blankets provided. The crew was also excellent, Michelle and Charlie saw to all our needs and together with our...More

Thank solivier1
CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad to hear you loved the Sunset Sail on Madeleine - our Captain and crew really enjoy what they do and enjoy showing guests a great time out on the bay. We'd LOVE to have you out every sunset sail as well! Just when...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Had a wonderful trip on the Madeleine, with our daughter Madeleine. The crew were wonderful and made us feel really at home. We had a good wind, and beautiful sunshine. The crew were knowledgable on the various landmarks, and were very helpful and interactive. Thank...More

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

Madeleine! We often get guests by that name but not everyone spells it the way we do. It sounds like everyone had a great sail - our crew are very knowledgeable on the area and are always happy to answer questions and talk about the...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time last night aboard the Madeline. Melissa and Charlie assured that we enjoyed our time aboard. It was the last night of our trip and it was a perfect ending. Very relaxing way to watch the sunset. Thank you!!!!

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

We are so glad that you had a nice time on the Madeleine! Charlie and Melissa are two great crew members. Thank you for you kind words about your experience! We hope you are able to sail with us again soon :)

Reviewed 15 September 2016

What a wonderful ride around the harbor! I highly recommend this cruise and ship and awesome crew and staff! I fell in love with sailing. What a great time! Great people working here. It was perfect weather and so beautiful outside- 9/15/2016 Thank you Classic...More

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

Thank you for your kind recommendation! Nice weather is always the cherry on top :)

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I decided to take a last minute vacation to Rhode Island to celebrate my birthday. We decided that a sunset cruise would be a great way to end the birthday celebrations. The staff was great and we never had an empty drink....More

Thank KSTravel13
CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Our crew loves what they do and always go the extra mile for our guests! We are so glad that you had a great birthday cruise and had a wonderful experience. You really can't beat that Newport sunset :)

Reviewed 4 September 2016

Had a very nice time aboard the Madeleine Sunset Cruise. Crew and staff very friendly and helpful. It was a very nice sail and beautiful sunset. Thanks to the crew: Jeremy, Charlie and Melissa (a.k.a. "stealth") had a great time! Definitely a must do while...More

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

The sunset is the best way to end a gorgeous Newport day! Thank you for your kind words about our staff. They have so much knowledge about truly enjoy sharing their stories with our guests :)

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Alicia W
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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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