Laurie Simmons, San Diego
2nd & 3rd Place by Port
Laurie Simmons, San Diego
2nd & 3rd Place by Port
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
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
The 4th of July is a fun and happy holiday meant to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July in 1776 (a mere 237 years ago!). Thankfully for us, our forefathers fought for us to be free from the rule of the Kingdom of Great Britain and now we can enjoy the spectacle of fireworks being lit each year to commemorate the occasion.
Join us in any of our ports (San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Marina Del Rey, Newport Beach, and San Diego to be exact) where we are offering 4th of July cruises this year. Whether you choose one of our day or evening cruises, be sure that you’ll be treated with the renowned Hornblower hospitality.Please visit our 4th of July cruise page and enjoy our signature Hornblower cruise celebration!
From festive rainbow décor, great food and views of the city, to onboard information highlighting different equality advocacy organizations, Hornblower invites you to celebrate PRIDE 2013.
In San Francisco -
Highlighting the work of Marriage Equality USA, an organization advocating for legally recognized civil marriage equality for all, this high-spirited event promises fun for guests of all ages. The two-hour cruise aboard Hornblower’s San Francisco Spirit includes brunch, drinks, music and spectacular San Francisco Bay views, and a portion of ticket proceeds benefit Marriage Equality USA.
Guests will be welcomed aboard with free-flowing champagne, bottomless mimosas and an impressive brunch buffet that includes pastries, breakfast dishes, several entree options and delectable desserts. Coffee, tea and juice are also complimentary, and wine, beer and cocktails will be available for purchase.
In New York -
If you happen to be on the East Coast this weekend, Cruise with Pride around Manhattan as we kick off New York Pride 2013 in style aboard the newest, sleekest and sexiest yacht on the Hudson. Enjoy DJ Entertainment, dancing, a cash bar, giveaways and more!
Cruising 9pm – midnight on Saturday, June 22nd.
Dogs and owners from all over the San Francisco Bay Area came on board “Dog Day on the Bay” for a fundraising event on the water. It was a celebration for the 9th consecutive year, and it couldn’t have been a better day to set sail.
Pups of all sizes and breeds explored both decks of the San Francisco Belle like they had never seen anything like it before! We treated them to water bars and a royal feast with a luscious doggy buffet full of mouth-watering treats - and they weren’t the only ones allowed to indulge! Dog lovers helped themselves to a lavish buffet of human foods, free-flowing champagne, and scenic San Francisco views to admire and pose for photos.
Leading up to the event, there was a great deal of excitement from the “Dog Day on the Bay” photo contest. With over 70 entries and 4,600 votes, it came down to the last day when “Rocket” was crowned winner of the contest’s cutest pup! Both Rocket and owner Lizzie were on board to claim their prize.
Thank you to everyone who came this year! We had a great turnout and it was a huge success because of your generosity. For another year, we are proud to benefit the San Francisco SPCA and their Puppy Dog Tails reading program to help promote literacy in at-risk youth. Be on the lookout for Dog Day on the Bay next year! We’ll be cruising!
You can check out photos from the event on our Hornblower San Francisco facebook page.
Interested in preparing treats from the Dog Day buffet for your pup at home? Check out our recipe cards below.
Let’s be honest, it’s hard to pick out a gift for Dad. He’s always providing and asks for nothing in return. It seems that he has everything he’ll ever need and is most satisfied when he's spending quality time with family. Dad works hard and does it all to make everyone else happy.This Father’s Day, there’s nothing he would appreciate more than a relaxing day with his closest loved ones. Show how much you love Dad by treating him on the water; either for a Beer Brunch Cruise with unlimited beer, a hearty buffet with carving station, and breathtaking views, or a Dinner Dance Cruise with a delectable four-course dinner, scenic views, and entertainment.
Don’t settle for another typical “Dad” gift this year and surprise him with the joy of timeless memories.
Bring your pup on board for the 9th
annual Dog Day on the Bay – the only dog friendly brunch cruise in the Bay
Area! We’ll be hosting owners to a full champagne brunch while their canine
companions help themselves to a water bar and doggy buffet full of tasty
treats. And it’s all for a great cause! Proceeds from this event will benefit
the San Francisco SPCA’s Puppy Dog Tales Reading Program to promote literacy in
at-risk children. Tickets are available at dogdayonthebay.com.
Our two-hour cruise will feature free-flowing champagne with your brunch, scenic San Francisco views, raffle prizes, a souvenir photo, and live DJ to teach your dog some new dances moves. They’ll never experience anything like Dog Day; it’s the perfect outing and social mixer for them to make new friends!
Can’t wait for Dog Day? Check out our Dog Day on the Bay photo contest for a fun voting competition to see who's got their dog looking its best! All photo submissions will be entered for a chance to win 2 tickets on a future Hornblower Cruise. Winners will be announced on board Dog Day on June 2nd, so make sure you're there to see which dog gets drowned cutest pup.
We’re welcoming all dog lovers to join us for this wonderful event. Find more about cruise guidelines, Dog Day on the Bay, the San Francisco SPCA, and how to book your tickets at dogdayonthebay.com.
Looking for some fun in the sun this Memorial Day? Enjoy your relaxing weekend without the smokey BBQ and glistening sun burn. We'll be hosting brunch and dinner cruises as usual with specialty cruises in San Diego and San Francisco for a wonderful holiday on the water!
Everything you could ask for on your day off without the effort! Enjoy a two hour cruise, lavish lunch buffet, free flowing champagne and Premium & select craft beers while cruising under the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz and under the Bay Bridge with live entertainment.
This is an educational experience with photo and video opportunities like no other! Enjoy a one- or two-hour narrated cruise with an up-close look at marine animals, historical information about over 50 San Diego landmarks, comfortable indoor and outdoor areas, snacks with bar and beverages, plus much more!
Everchanging views under the San Diego sun! Enjoy a two-hour yacht cruise with free-flowing champange and selection of beers, full brunch buffet with seasonal dishes, a decadent dessert buffet, a narrated tour from the Captain himself, and a DJ for requests and entertainment.
Start your summer off right. Visit www.hornblower.com for more about Memorial Day Weekend Cruises in your area.