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The Big Wedding This Bride Always Dreamed of.

“My wedding was seriously a dream come true and I wish I could go back and freeze time because it was literally that AMAZING!” Those are the words we love to hear after any couple says “I do” on a Hornblower yacht. With Monica and Michael, we didn’t even have to ask them — they were beaming the entire day. We’re lucky to call Monica part of the Hornblower family. As…

Why Team Building Is More Important After the Holidays.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM IN THE NEW YEAR. There are few work days worse than those that come after the holidays. Between time off, overindulgence, and plenty of travel, January hits you as cold as the weather. Employee appreciation is at a peak in December between holiday parties, company gifts, and potential bonuses, which is why it’s even more important at the beginning of the year.…

Offsite Meetings: What Are the Benefits?

Start Planning Today NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL YOUR BUSINESS, OFFSITE MEETINGS LEAD TO INCREDIBLE RESULTS Could this meeting have been an email? Today, more often than not, the answer is yes. Any meeting, no matter the length, should do one of four things: solve a problem, make a decision, develop a plan, or answer a question. How many meetings have you been in where one team member is…

Why Snooze When You Can Cruise?

HORNBLOWER CRUISES & EVENTS ADDING EARLY START TIME TO SAN DIEGO HARBOR CRUISE Hornblower Cruises & Events is adding a new early start time on their traditional San Diego daytime harbor cruise starting May 26th. Visitors who are “up and at ‘em” early can start their San Diego adventure with an 8:45 am departure. “We’re answering a huge demand for an early cruise from both our European and east coast…

Hornblower Hosts 18th Annual “PET DAY ON THE BAY “ on April 28th

SAN DIEGO HARBOR CRUISE “GOES TO THE DOGS” TO BENEFIT THE HELEN WOODWARD ANIMAL CENTER San Diego, California (April 17, 2018) – On April 28th, Hornblower Cruises & Events will host its 18th annual “Pet Day on the Bay” cruise, sponsored by Petco, Petco Positive Dog Training and The Port of San Diego. It’s a special day where dogs get to enjoy a fun-filled harbor cruise with their owners. Proceeds…

A Father-Son Memory Lives on at Hornblower

OUR GUEST REMINISCES ON A SPECIAL MOMENT WITH HIS DAD WHILE CREATING NEW TRADITIONS AT HORNBLOWER CRUISES. On Friday, March 30, 2018 Hornblower San Diego received the following email: Good Morning, I was on the Whale Watching tour that took place on 3/28 at 9:30. It was a great experience but the best part for me was the ability to share a special moment with my wife. Approximately 20 years…

Humans of Hornblower: Jeanne Fleming, First Officer

HEALING HANDS ON DECK When Jeanne Fleming was working in theater in New York, she never knew she’d one day serve as First Officer at Hornblower Cruises & Events on the California coast. Jeanne decided to spend a summer in Alaska for a change of pace- but never returned to her New York apartment. She spent the next couple of years working and living aboard boats, and falling in love…

Sail to Success with these Team Building Ideas

REPLACE THE TRADITIONAL COCKTAIL PARTY FOR CORPORATE OUTINGS ON A YACHT Good company culture helps create a good bottom line. Team building with your employees creates trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration. With low unemployment rates in California, employees are on the move- and keeping them happy is a priority. It’s important for leadership to think outside the box, and get creative! Planning special events to keep employees…

Team Building – A Cure For The Winter Blues.

SUMMER DAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING AND RISING TEMPERATURES ARE TEASING US TO GET OUTDOORS. Your desk-locked crew is more than ready to get out from behind their keyboards for a much needed reprieve. An out of office team building excursion is the perfect cure for those winter blues. Studies show that team building activities have a significant impact on team performance and are an effective way to foster collaboration and…

David Mango brings new flavor to Hornblower as Executive Chef

The Boston native graduated from Johnson & Wales with a B.A. in Culinary Arts, and was crowned Boston ChowdaFest Champion just one year later. He soon accepted a position as Executive Sous Chef at McCormick & Schmick’s in New York City, and worked to cater every SNL afterparty in 2004. Mango cooked for the entire cast of the show, and all the famous guests that appeared. “Bono eats his dry aged steaks medium-well, which…