Newport Rhode Island- July 4th 2012

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Joined Jun 2011
Everything will be open. It is prime tourist time in Newport. It is a great town. There is a whole street lined with shops and shops along all of the wharfs ( is wharfs the right word, or wharves. Lol). There are also a lot of restaurants. I believe there is also a trolley that takes people to the mansions. In front of the mansions is an incredible cliff walk. And, Newport has a great firework show on the 4th. Let me know if you need anymore info--I am from RI. You will love Newport. It is a beautiful town!!
Windsor Locks, CT
6,448 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
Since your question is not specifically about the cruise line but a port of call on your cruise, it S/H/B asked at the Ports of Call board, New England forum here:

But the answer to your question - just about everything. Do you have a question on an activity?

Charlotte, NC
94 Posts
Joined May 2007
Thanks- extremely helpful information- thanks also for quick response and cannot wait to visit beautiful Rhode Island!
Windsor Locks, CT
6,448 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
Christineandliv wrote: ....Newport has a great firework show on the 4th....

Unfortunately, most, if not all, cruise ships are not in port long enough to enjoy the 4th of July fireworks.

Where the Sound meets the Sea CT
856 Posts
Joined Dec 2009
Everything is open on 4 July, and yes Sail is corrct that you prpbably wont be in port long enough to see the fireworks show...although on more than one occasion a special cruise line brought there ship here to watch the fireworks show....
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