cruise ship newport

Newport Harbor will welcome more than 90 cruise ships throughout this spring, summer, and fall, according to Discover Newport’s 2018 Cruise Ship Schedule.

Newport Harbor welcomes cruise ships throughout the year with the majority of visits from September through early November. Larger ships anchor in the harbor and tender passengers to Perotti Park while smaller vessels dock at the South Alofsin Pier at Fort Adams State Park.

58 larger ships will anchor in the harbor and tender passengers to Perrotti Park while 37 smaller vessels will dock at the South Alofsin Pier at Fort Adams State Park.

Looking back over the last 3 years, 80 cruise ships were scheduled to visit in 2017, while 61 were scheduled in 2016, and 62 in 2015.

The following scheduled has been curated and published by Discover Newport, all scheduled visits are subject to change.

2018 Perrotti Park Cruise Ship Schedule (58 scheduled)

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2016 Fort Adams Cruise Ship Schedule (37)

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Capacity By Ship

  1. Arcadia (Capacity: 2,388 passengers, 976 crew)
  2. Amadea (Capacity: 624 passengers, 292 crew)
  3. American Constellation (Capacity: 175 passengers)
  4. American Star (Capacity: 100 passengers, 26 crew)
  5. Artania (Capacity: 1,200 passengers, 520 crew)
  6. Aurora (Capacity: 1,878 passengers)
  7. Celebrity Summit (Capacity: 2,450 passengers, 999 crew)
  8. Crown Princess (Capacity: 3,080 passengers, 1,201 crew)
  9. Crystal Serenity  (Capacity: 1,070 passengers, 655 crew)
  10. Crystal Symphony (Capacity: 922 passengers, 545 crew)
  11. Grande Caribe (Capacity: 88 passengers)
  12. Grande Mariner (Capacity: 88 passengers)
  13. Hebridean Sky (Capacity 112 passengers)
  14. Independence (Capacity: 104 passengers, 27 crew)
  15. Insignia (Capacity: 824 passengers, 400 crew)
  16. Le Soleal (Capacity: 264 passengers, 139 crew)
  17. Maasdam (Capacity: 1,258 passengers, crew 580)
  18. MS Fram (Capacity: 318 passengers)
  19. NCL Gem (Capacity: 2,394 passengers, 1070 crew)
  20. Pearl Mist (Capacity: 210 passengers, 70 crew)
  21. Regal Princess (Capacity: 3,560 passengers, 1,346 crew)
  22. Royal Princess (Capacity 3,500 passengers)
  23. Seven Seas Mariner (Capacity: 700 passengers, 445 crew)
  24. Seven Seas Navigator (Capacity: 490 passengers)
  25. Siver Spirit (Capacity: 540 passengers)
  26. Silver Wind (Capacity: 294 passengers, 208 crew)
  27. Silver Whisper (Capacity: 382 passengers, 295 crew)
  28. Star Pride (Capacity: 208 passengers)
  29. Victory 1 (Capacity: 202, 84 crew)
  30. Victory 2 (Capacity: 202, 84 crew)
  31. Vision Of The Seas (Capacity: 2,435 passengers, 765 crew)
  32. Zuiderdam (Capacity: 2,502 passengers, 817 crew)

Ryan Belmore

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  He has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the boards of Fort Adams Trust, Lucy's Hearth, and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

In 2020, he was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.

He is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, he spent 39 years living in Rhode Island before recently moving to Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two rescue dogs. He still considers Rhode Island home, and visits at least once a month.