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Cruise Ships

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Queen Mary II visits Newport on a fall day                                  Caribbean Princess and Regatta visit Newport

 

Things the Mariner should know about Cruise Ships visiting Newport:

  • Busiest months are September and October
  • All large Cruise ships anchor in "Anchorage "D" west of Goat Island
  • All Cruise Ships utilizing Anchorage "D" tender passengers to and from Perrotti Park
  • Tender drivers are NOT familiar with the local AREA/ Be alert for sudden changes in direction
  • Cruise Ships at anchor can and do use propulsion to maintain a lee for their tendering operations
  • The USCG Captain of the Port imposes a 300 yard Safety and Security Zone around all Cruise ships in the Newport Anchorage. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting this area

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