Newport, Rhode Island

Newport is a tender port – Ships have to anchor off Newport and tender passengers ashore by boat. When tendering is required, guests using mobility devices will not be transferred into or out of the tender. Many tender ports do not provide wheelchair access so even if the guest can board the tender they may not be able to disembark ashore. Again the shore-side facilities, movement of the tender, weather and tidal conditions can also preclude tendering.

Newport, Rhode Island

Newport is a city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, in the United States of America.

The Newport Historic District offers old fashioned homes, the only remains of architectural designs of colonial years. The Brick Market, today known as the Museum of Newport History portrays a classic design of Georgian influence.

Trinity Church, built in wood, is the oldest parish church in the state.

Newport is famous for being the home of Newport Mansions, owned by some of the greatest American families in the East Coast.

Newport cruise port was the site of the famous Battle of Rhode Island.

Newport has also been the home of the America’s Cup and every summer hosts a water boat show and the Newport Jazz festival.

Newport is known for its many beautiful and unspoiled fine sand beaches and surrounding nature areas. Three of the area’s beaches lie in a row, separated by peninsulas of land and rock.

The disabled cruiser visiting Newport 

Where You’re Docked

Newport is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tender.

Most cruise ships anchor in Narragansett Bay off Newport and tender passengers ashore. The tourist information center and public transport are close by.

Good to Know

Heavy traffic 

Getting Around

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Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The official currency is the US Dollar.


The official language in Newport 


Local souvenirs include wood crafts, scrimshaw and Nantucket baskets. Thames Street offers a wide selection of stores selling paintings, handicrafts and antiques.

Seafood dishes of lobster and crab are typical items on menus in Newport, along with fish and meat soups and the famous New England clam chowder.

Points of Interest

  • Newport – a seven-

Newport Accessible Excursions

Whether your cruise ship stops in 

Newport Accessible Guided Tour

This 4 hour accessible