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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

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 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 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 For details on Hornblower wedding cruises, visit