Guide to Cruise Ports and Terminals
Cruise ships arriving in Newport, Rhode Island anchor in the east passage of Narragansett Bay between Conanicut Island and Aquidneck Island.
Cruise passengers are then shuttled by tender boat into Newport Harbor where they disembark at a pier located beside Perotti Park (at the intersection of Americas Cup Avenue and Long Wharf Mall).
Most tourist attractions in Newport are within walking distance of the tender location so a shuttle is not required.
The Rhode Island Public Transport Association (RIPTA) operate trolleys and busses in Newport RI. A single fares is $2.00. Day passes can be purchased for $6.00.
For more information regarding public transit, please visit www.ripta.com
The city of Newport is home to 11 oceanfront mansions built in the 19th century. Visitors can see them from the 3.5 mile Cliff Walk, a footpath that meanders along the eastern edge of the peninsula. The walk features spectacular ocean views.
Visitors can also enjoy the crooked colonial streets, some historic churches and a spectacular yacht harbor in Newport.
Average daily temperatures by month in Newport RI are as follows:
Free Wifi is available at many restaurants and cafes in Newport RI.