We are pleased to announced that Annabella Stagner is the new VP Corporate Marketing and Sales effective immediately. We are thrilled to be able to bring a respected and proven veteran into this key position. Annabella will continue her efforts to support our Niagara Cruises start-up, particularly the development of the new web site, and the Omni ticketing system, which are now mostly transitioned to our new Niagara Management team.
Annabella began her Hornblower career in F&B aboard our vessels in both GLA and the Bay Area. Along her 18+ year career with Hornblower, she has held many key positions with increasing responsibilities and been a VP, team leader, a manager in many departments including our most important startups. She has worked with and mentored many of our best crew, and has worked closely with every Senior Manager in the organization.
Congratulations to Annabella!
We need to come clean: we have more than one hopeless romantic on staff with us here (if it isn’t already obvious with the quote we picked). So, with gay marriage now legally allowed in California again, Hornblower is proud to offer gay & lesbian wedding cruises. To us, love is full of beauty and gives greater meaning to this thing called life. Start sharing in the beauty of life as well as the certain trials and low spots ahead with your significant other.
As mentioned before, there are definitely a couple of us (many of us) who have always dreamed of the special day with that special someone. As a result we always love seeing couples come in looking to plan their dream wedding cruise, all the while seeing how each cannot but help smile when looking at their partner. It makes our hearts soar and our minds race (we also drink a lot of coffee so that might be one factor...) when we see such a pairing.
That big day doesn’t just happen on its own without putting in some work. Wedding planning is hardly ever accompanied by the words ‘fun’ or ‘enjoyable’ in our experience but that doesn’t have to be true for you and your partner. Let us help make your wedding planning more fun and less not-fun with the gorgeous gay & lesbian wedding cruises we offer in Berkeley, San Francisco, Marina del Rey, Newport Beach, Long Beach, San Diego and New York . You take care of the ‘forever after’ part and we’ll help with tying the knot in style.
With Joy & Love,
The Team at Hornblower
This summer, we had the opportunity to host Nyssa, editor of luxury travel and culture blog The Cultureur, for an elegant Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard our renowned Endless Dreams yacht in Newport Beach. As the sun reflected off the glimmering Pacific coastline, our two-hour cruise entertained Nyssa and our guests with lavish foods, drink, and rich history. We hoped to impress such world-travelers with a taste of everything a day on the water has to offer. Make sure to check out her review, and visit www.thecultureur.com for tips that may inspire your next new experience!
It’s always fun and exciting to be the new hire in the office: constant praise, appreciation for the work you’re doing, excitement at being at a new job. All in all it’s pretty great. Then you’re no longer the new hire and your employer keeps expecting the same level of work if not more. Stress creeps in. Doubt rears its ugly head. Growing pains follow. Or maybe it’s nothing like that and it’s rainbows and unicorns for you.
No matter what it’s like for you at work, everybody likes winning things. And few people like corporate events planning. Thankfully we at Hornblower have a solution for you and a way for you to become the office hero all over again. We have the Sunsational Office Summer Party Cruise Sweepstakes in full swing and invite you to enter the contest and potentially win a table for 10 on one of our brunch cruises or dinner cruises. Doesn’t sound too bad, does it?
We’re sure you’re wondering what we get out of this whole thing. Well, maybe there are a few more Facebook ‘likes’ in it for us. Or maybe we’re just trying to help you achieve Employee of the Decade at your job for changing how corporate events planning is done. Let’s be real for a second. Who doesn’t want their boss fawning them for winning a cruise? Nobody. So go ahead and like us on Facebook or enter on our website itself and let the Sunsational Summer begin!
It’s that time of year again: wedding season. Love is in the air and the beautiful summer of 2013 is well on its way and so we encourage you to plan your wedding with us. We would be honored to help you realize your dream of a romantic wedding cruise, whether it’s with a large guest list or a small gathering of your most intimate friends and family.
Have you always dreamt of the perfect wedding? We have a few hopeless romantics among us at Hornblower who have wanted nothing more than to tie the knot with a partner and, as a result, we have really tried to make our wedding cruises a dream come true for everyone involved.
Trust us at Hornblower to make your wedding just the way you had always hoped it would be. Choose from any one of our wedding cruise options which vary from port-to-port and are offered in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Marina Del Rey, Long Beach, Newport Beach, San Diego, and New York.
We invite you to share your dream with us and help you make your wedding day one of the happiest days of your life. Visit us here to begin the process and congratulations on finding someone so special.
The Team at Hornblower
Did you know that each U.S. household would pay $1,060 more in taxes without the tax revenue generated by travel and tourism? This week, we’re recognizing National Travel and Tourism Week and the importance of our industry to the economy as well as our part to help create lasting memories. Courtesy of the U.S. Travel Association and Travel Effect, check out these fact sheets about the widespread impact our industry is having on jobs, families and relationships.Download Fact Sheet - Creating Lasting Memories
Hornblower has been a leader in creating amazing experiences for over 32 years. During that time, we’ve attracted thousands of travellers in the 8 cities we cruise and held ourselves to the highest standard by providing excellence service and accommodations. Within the last decade we’ve expanded our role to enhance the experience at Alcatraz, Statue of Liberty, and most recently, Niagara Falls, where we will be opening in 2014.
You can follow and participate with us this week on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and From the Pilot House as we emphasize the significance of travel and tourism with fun facts and important tips. We'd love to hear some of your best memories cruising with Hornblower!
Attention all future brides! We’ve joined together with one of the most talented wedding gown designers in the world for a very special giveaway. The winner will receive $250 towards a Kirstie Kelly wedding gown AND $1,000 towards a Hornblower wedding! That includes ceremonies, receptions, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, after-wedding brunches, and engagement parties.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity and enter today for a chance to win! http://info.hornblower.com/kirstie-kelly-wedding/. Contest ends April 19th! For more about Kirstie Kelly Collections, visit http://kirstiekelly.com/.
upholding a commitment to service, our goal is to satisfy 100% of our
guests 100% of the time. We genuinely appreciate those who come aboard
and your feedback is encouraged. Not only do we try our best to meet
your expectations, we wish to exceed them. With more sunny days ahead,
celebrate everything spring has to offer and dine with us on the water!
Here are a few recent reviews from customers we had the pleasure of
Ron C., San Francisco
“Your dining cruise experience is one of the best in the Bay Area. On numerous occasions, we've taken family, friends, and visitors on dinner/dance cruises. We had a great time and everyone was satisfied. The service was great, the staff was great and went beyond expectations.”
Christian, Greater Los Angeles, Vibe With Me
“I went on this Champagne Brunch Cruise in Marina Del Rey about a year ago and this is the epitome of what ‘Sunday Funday’ should be. Since the weather is slowly getting warmer, I would highly suggest to go between now and May, although, you always have the marine layer in the marina so I’m sure it would be just as beautiful during the summer months.”
We look forward to having you! Looking for a closer location? Feel free to visit www.hornblower.com for more information about the ports nearest you. Also, make sure to check back in later this week about changes to our San Diego Dinner Cruise Menu.
Crewmembers at Hornblower are constantly on the go! We work from boats and Islands, in California, New York and Canada and we need to be able to work from all these places. We also like to look to good! That's why we love HP's new partnership with Project Runway to create the perfect work bag.
For a few more days voting is open to the public! Our favorite is the 2 (Ways) 2 (Wear) Ultrabag! We think the flexibility is perfect when you spend your days hopping from shore to boat and we know and love the designer, Camille!
Vote for your favorite!