If you're not sure if cruising is right for you, how about a two-hour sampling? Hornblower Cruises offers sailings out of seven California cities — San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Berkeley, Marina del Rey, Newport Beach and Long Beach — as well as New York City, and you can choose from a variety of cruises: whale watching, lobster dinners and my favorite ... brunch!
Looking for a great last-minute Father's Day idea? Treat dear old Dad to a Hornblower brunch cruise on June 16. Or celebrate just about any holiday or occasion. Turn off the grill and set a course with the family to a Hornblower harbor.
Not long ago I was invited to take part in a champagne brunch cruise that departed from the cruise ship terminal in San Diego Harbor.
The cruise started out with an open buffet, which stayed open the majority of the cruise. The crew offered us champagne throughout the entire sailing, too. The morning voyage took us around San Diego, under the Coronado Bridge, around Seaport Village and alongside the skyline for ideal photos. We returned to the dock after two hours of sailing.
The Hornblower Cruises are perfect for locals looking for a unique way to experience San Diego or any of the other ports that the company serves.
Options? You might want to organize a friends get-together or girlfriends getaway, a birthday — the birthday guy or gal cruises for free! — or a romantic date, which is what Preston and I did. Other ideas include wedding cruises, private dinners, graduation celebrations, engagement parties, bachelorette parties and more. Plus, it's ideal for special occasions such as Father's Day, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day and a host of holidays.
For San Diegans who love to sail and cruise, this is the perfect way to spend an afternoon! My favorite part of the cruise were the photo opportunities that you can't capture from land.
The Hornblower is ideal for travelers in San Diego to be able to experience an activity on the water, which is what we locals are so well known for! Located less than a mile from the airport and cruise terminal, this is the perfect activity to do right when you arrive, or right before you are on your way out. With a variety of cruise options, there's something for everyone.
The San Francisco cruises are similar to the San Diego cruises with champagne brunch and dinner sailings. Marina Del Rey offers cruises not just on special occasions (Father's Day, July 4th) but with weekend brunch and dinner cruises. New York offers city sightseeing tours, dinner cruises, New York light cruises and even after-work happy hour cruises. Plus, you can now find Hornblower cruises out of Newport Beach, Long Beach, Berkeley and Sacramento.
It's a short, fun experience to enjoy with family or friends, so check it out!
Jessica Hartmann and a guest were invited to take part in a brunch cruise as a guest of Hornblower Cruises. See Cruiseable's Ethics and Disclosure policy: We do not accept payments for editorial coverage.
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