SOURCE: Hornblower Cruises & Events

Hornblower Cruises & Events

January 14, 2010 14:22 ET

This Valentine's Day, Couples Can Cash in on Hornblower's Sweetheart Cruise Deals

A Full Weekend of Romantic Excursions Await Lovebirds in Seven California Cities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) - So often, great love stories start on the waves -- from Cleopatra seducing Antony on a magnificently decorated barge, to all those passengers who secured soul mates aboard the Love Boat. This Valentine's Day, Hornblower carries on the tradition with romantic cruises setting off from seven California cities.

Options include casual champagne brunch outings and a range of sit-down dinner cruises with music and dancing. Newport Beach invites couples to kick off the weekend with complimentary small bites and sunset views on the Sweetheart Sunset Cruise; in Marina del Rey, the Valentine's Weekend Dinner Cruise includes a glass of champagne, four-course dinner, music and dancing. Up north in San Francisco, the KISS Valentine's Cruise amps up the holiday mood with a dinner buffet and dance party hosted by Morris Knight with DJ Scotty Fox, and Sacramento offers romantic river cruises on two nights, Free-flowing bubbly and a lavish brunch buffet are among highlights on San Diego's Valentine's Day Champagne Brunch Cruise.

Valentine's weekend excursions are available on February 12, 13 and 14. For a complete list of cruise options, boarding times and ticket prices, visit www.hornblower.com and select your nearest port city, or call 1-888-HORNBLOWER.

Sweethearts smitten with Hornblower's service, settings and yachts can also register for a free dream wedding, compliments of the cruise company and Brides.com. The winning couple will receive a ceremony performed by a uniformed captain, plus a three-hour cruise, three-course seated dinner for 50 guests, custom wedding cake, DJ entertainment, assistance from a professional event manager and more! The prize can be redeemed in any of Hornblower's seven California port cities.

To register, visit www.hornblowerweddings.com/dream. For details on Hornblower wedding cruises, visit www.hornblowerweddings.com.

About Hornblower Cruises & Events

Hornblower Cruises & Events has been California's leading charter yacht and public dining cruise company for 30 years. With 35 distinct vessels, ranging from cozy, custom-designed catamarans to the 3 largest dining yachts on the West Coast, Hornblower welcomes guests for classic sightseeing and dining cruises, corporate outings, weddings, special events, environmental tours and film shoots. In California, the company sails from San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey and San Diego, and its pioneering Respect Our Planet program educates guests and employees on how to protect and preserve the environment. Alcatraz Cruises and Statue Cruises, which are Hornblower subsidiaries and National Park Service concessioners, provide water transportation services to Alcatraz Island, the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. Learn more at www.hornblower.com or 1-888-HORNBLOWER.

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