During the early days of California statehood, miners headed to the hills for gold and riverboats ran up and down the Sacramento River. Today, the Empress Hornblower evokes that same era. Interior décor is inspired by stylish turn-of-the-century paddleboats, with ornate chandeliers, mahogany bars and gleaming dance floors. The main deck seats 80 to 100 guests for dining, while up to 70 can mingle on the upper level.
Hornblower Cruises & Events specializes in San Francisco dinner cruises, San Francisco Bay cruises, San Francisco birthday parties, and San Francisco weddings. Hornblower Cruises and Events has exceeded guest expectations for more than 30 years by maintaining impeccable comfort and safety standards with a large fleet of private yachts in California.