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HORNBLOWER CRUISES & EVENTS TO SET SAIL ON THE SACRAMENTO RIVER

May 27, 2009

Unique venue and dining experience now in Old Sacramento

Sacramento, CA - Hornblower Cruises & Events, a 30-year-old charter yacht and dining cruise company headquartered in San Francisco, has been approved by the Sacramento City Council as the new operator of river tours and dining cruises in Old Sacramento

Hornblower will operate from the Tourboat Dock, just north of the Tower Bridge. The company will offer a one of kind venue for private events as well as a unique dining experience open to the public.

“We are thrilled to be coming to Old Sacramento, and we’re looking forward to partnering with the City of Sacramento to bring the fun of dining on the water to the area,” said Hornblower CEO Terry MacRae.

Hornblower is the largest passenger vessel company in the United States. It operates more than 50 dining, ferry and excursion boats in California, New York and New Jersey. In addition to offering classic and modern yachts for charter, the company holds two National Park Service concession contracts. It provides ferry service to Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay and ferry service to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island in New York.

While two vessels will initially be home-ported in Sacramento, all of the San Francisco fleet is available for charter in Sacramento. This includes the Hornblower Hybrid, the country’s first hybrid ferryboat.

For more information about Hornblower, or employment opportunities please visit www.hornblower.com.

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Hornblower Cruises & Events has been the leading charter yacht and public dining cruise company in United States for more than 29 years. The company operates over 50 vessels, including the 3 largest dining yachts on the West Coast and the first Hybrid ferry in the United States. The company operates two ferry service concessions for the National Park Service – Alcatraz Cruises provides transportation to Alcatraz Island and Statue Cruises provides transportation to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  In 2005 Hornblower founded Respect Our Planet, a nationwide environmental organization dedicated to educating our guests and employees on how to protect and preserve the environment. For more information visit: www.hornblower.com/pressroom