Newport is a port city located on Aquidneck Island (Rhode Island, USA). The city covers an area of approx 30 km2 (12 mi2) and has population around 24,000. Newport RI is approx 60 km (37 mi) southeast of Providence RI, 34 km (21 mi) south of Fall River MA, and 119 km (74 mi) south of Boston MA.
The city is home to Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport (US Naval War College, Undersea Warfare Center and Navy training center). The city also features an 18th-century seaport, large number of well-preserved colonial buildings, large coastline (east, west and south), large harbours (serving power poats, sailing boats and yachts, commercial fishing boats).
As cruise port, Newport RI is popular port of call on transition (repositioning) cruise itineraries during Canada's Fall Foliage season (September-October). Often, the port has scheduled 2 ships per day, including large ships (like Cunard's RMS Queen Mary 2). In Fall 2017, the port had scheduled 42 ship calls.
Newport is popular for its history, architecture, culture, culinary (Rhode Island Food Tour) and renowned restaurants attracting tourists from around Canada New England and USA. During the week-long "Newport Restaurant Week", select restaurants in the county provide special, discount-priced menus. Some restaurants cater to the booming weddings in the city.
Rhode Island (aka Aquidneck Island) has many beaches, both private and public. City's largest public beach is Easton's (First Beach) with Cliff Walk view. Newport Cliff Walk is one of the most popular tourist attractions. This 5,6 km (3,5 mi) long walkway borders the coastline and is designated National Recreation Trail.
Newport RI cruise terminal
Newport has a mobile visitor center providing passengers with maps, tour brochures, information.
Newport RI tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
The "Rhode Island Food Tour" is a 3-hour walking tour to several culinary stops.
Port Newport RI cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Newport RI, Rhode Island. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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