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Address: 24 Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
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Classic Cruises operates the 58' classic motor yacht Rum Runner II and the...

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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Sunset cruise

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... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
connieandjohnh
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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 review

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 :) More 

Newport, Rhode Island
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16 reviews
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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 Cruises! Jill

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review

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

Lincoln, Nebraska
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16 reviews
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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. They were willing to go the extra mile and take amazing pictures for us. The... More 

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review

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 :) More 

New York
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19 reviews
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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 in Newport.

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review

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 :) More 

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65 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Unlike many things in Newport, which seem so expensive, this was excellent value for money. Took the sunset cruise on the schooner, a beautiful traditional boat. The two young people driving the boat were very friendly and professional. One of their more mundane yet vital duties was to serve the 49 of us on the boat ice-cold champagne and beer... More 

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review

No drawback.. thats what we like to hear! There is nothing better than getting out on the water. There is so much history and beautiful sights to be seen out there :) More 

Randolph, New Jersey
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

We sailed on the Rum Runner on Monday. It was one of the highlights of our trip. The crew was awesome and we learning quite a bit about the area. A warning for you if you take this trip. You do get wet, and the crew actually tries to get you wet. If you don't like that, don't take the... More 

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review

Sometimes you can get a little wet with rough waters! We always suggest to sit in specific seats if you want to avoid a splash or two during our high speed run :) Thank you for riding with us, we hope you can try it again! More 

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Reviewed 29 August 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

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review

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! More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 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 of the crew. The FREE Narragansett beers and champagne were flowing, but the views speak... More 

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review

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! More 

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Reviewed 20 August 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!

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Seattle,
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 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) was super friendly. We had a gorgeous day with great wind and the experience was... More 

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CruiseNewport, Manager at Classic Cruises of Newport, responded to this review

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

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