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Press Release: Santa, Brunch, Cruising on the Bay – Spend a Perfect Holiday Afternoon with Hornblower Cruises

NOVEMBER 15, 2013


Enjoy a sumptuous brunch while hanging out with Santa onboard a Hornblower Yacht

San Francisco, California (November 15, 2013) – Santa is coming to town and families can spend the afternoon hanging with him onboard a Hornblower Brunch cruise.  Forego the malls and Santa schtick, and join Hornblower for a lovely afternoon out of the bay, with a sumptuous brunch buffet.  Santa Claus will take a boarding photo with each family and during the cruise, children can visit a festive Santa-land display to have their photo taken with Kris Kringle.

Indulge with friends and family with a festive brunch buffet, free-flowing champagne and spectacular San Francisco bay sights, such as the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Coit Tower, Treasure Island, Alcatraz, Sausalito and more.  The cruise sails for two hours, and includes live entertainment, in addition to Santa.  Wine, beer and cocktails are available for purchase, in addition to the free-flowing champagne, mimosas, juice, coffee and tea.

Hornblower’s yacht will be decorated for festive fun and while onboard, guests can participate in the onboard photo contest.  Take pictures of your friends and family and post them to the Hornblower San Francisco Facebook page, with the hashtag #sfhornblowerholiday.  The most festive group each weekend will win two complimentary passes on a future Hornblower dining cruise.

Santa will be sailing on Saturdays and Sundays from December 1st through December 22nd.  The cruise departs at 11:00am, and boarding begins a half hour prior to departure.  Tickets for adults are $69 per person, for seniors (55+) and military are $62.10 per person and for children (ages 4-12) are $41.40 per person.

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Hornblower Cruises & Events has been the leading charter yacht and public dining cruise company in California for over 32 years. The company operates 32 vessels, including the 3 largest dining yachts on the West Coast, in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey and San Diego, and an office in New York City. Two Hornblower subsidiary businesses, Alcatraz Cruises and Statue Cruises, are National Park Service ferry concessioners to Alcatraz Island and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, respectively. In 2014, Hornblower will begin operating the third subsidiary, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, out of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. For more information visit: