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Los Angeles and Orange County introduce exciting birthday packages

April 22, 2010

UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE OPTIONS MAKE HORNBLOWER CRUISES & EVENTS A FAVORITE FOR BIRTHDAYS

Whether it’s a sweet 16, the big 5-0 or any other milestone year, birthdays are better with Hornblower. Cruising Southern California waters with family and friends is the ultimate celebration, and new affordable options make parties even merrier this summer.

From quiet, cozy dinners to surprise parties aboard your own exclusive yacht, Hornblower welcomes birthday parties of all sizes and budgets departing from Newport Beach, Long Beach and Marina del Rey!

• The Brunch Birthday Cruise includes truffles, balloons and a souvenir photo for the birthday guest, plus a greeting from the captain, a brunch buffet and free-flowing champagne. The Dinner Birthday Cruise includes a souvenir photo for the birthday guest, captain greeting and balloons, along with a boarding glass of champagne, four-course seated dinner and a special dessert for the guest of honor. Birthday guests also cruise free during their birth month when booking three or more seats! Prices start at $54.95 per person. Discounts available for groups, kids and seniors.

• Hornblower’s Harbor Tour Birthday is a fan favorite for groups of 10 children or more. Birthday boys and girls cruise free on this 45-minute adventure, which includes a pirate hat for each child, an exclusive meeting with the captain in the yacht pilothouse and unlimited sodas. Price for this excursion is $11 per person and departs from Marina del Rey only.

• The Summer Sights & Sips Celebration is a fresh alternative to traditional happy hours, with complimentary appetizers, drink specials and some of the most stunning views around. Birthday guests cruise free during their birthday month when booking a party of three or more. Tickets are $28 per person and available in Marina del Rey every Wednesday night and in Newport Beach every Thursday night.

• Throwing a private birthday party is simple and affordable, thanks to Hornblower’s Pontoon Party offer. This exciting two-hour cruise includes all the ingredients of a festive celebration: balloons, a personalized banner, soft drinks, plus a tasty gourmet cupcake for each guest. All inclusive price is $525.

• For extra-special celebrations, the Private Event Birthday Bash is a tailor-made outing that packages cruise time, custom menus, decorations and a DJ with a made-to-birthday cake, boarding beverages and unlimited soft drinks and coffee. Additional amenities are available, and a Hornblower event planner helps manage every detail. Packages starting at $70 per person.

With warm weather, bright evenings and spectacular sunsets, summer is the perfect time to celebrate on the water. Hornblower’s dining cruises keep birthday events affordable, and special hors d’oeuvres, decorations, desserts and other enhancements can be added to many cruise reservations. Customizable private charter packages are available for groups of up to 550 guests, as well.

 For cruise schedules, prices and details, or to book a birthday outing today, visit www.hornblower.com or call 1-888-HORNBLOWER.

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 About Hornblower Cruises & Events

Celebrating 30 years of excellence on the water, Hornblower has 32 charter yachts throughout California in Newport Beach, Marina Del Rey, Long Beach, San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, and San Diego. Hornblower’s popular Newport Beach, Long Beach, and Marina del Rey port offers private charters, Public Weekend Dinner Cruises, Champagne Brunch Cruises, and Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises. For more information call our Newport Beach/Long Beach office at 949-646-0155 or our Marina del Rey office at 310-301-6000 or go online to: www.hornblower.com/pressroom.