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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.…

A Sparkling Wedding on a Historic Sternwheeler.

MARSHA AND NATHAN’S SAN FRANCISCO BELLE WEDDING Built in Louisiana, the San Francisco Belle was once used as a floating casino on the Missouri River. With ornate detailing that recalls the elegant riverboats of the 1800s, she is now one of our favorite wedding locations. Marsha and Nathan tied the knot on September 30th aboard the San Francisco Belle. The ceremony was held on the sundeck with 230 guests with…

A Sweet San Francisco Vow Renewal

FLORA AND ROBERT’S CALIFORNIA HORNBLOWER WEDDING A vow renewal is a beautiful way to celebrate your marriage and your love. No matter how long you’ve been together, it’s a way to tell the world you’d do it all over again. Some couples do it to mark big anniversaries, while others have a vow renewal every year, because who doesn’t like a celebration? Flora and Robert renewed their vows on September…

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…

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…

This Couple Has Fate to Thank for Their Wedding

KARINA AND ASRESH'S SANGEET CELEBRATION It’s sometimes hard to believe that couples meet in real life by chance, or what some call fate. For this couple, it all began on the dance floor and blossomed into a beautiful journey. Follow Karina and Asresh as they talk about how they met, their international proposal, and their Sangeet celebration spent on a Hornblower Yacht. How did the two of you meet? I…

Hornblower Wedding Spotlight: Haley Brantley

MEET SAN FRANCISCO'S WEDDING SPECIALIST Tell us a bit about your background in weddings. I’ve been lucky enough to turn my passion into a career as a wedding planner for the past seven years. My love for the industry began while catering in college. I remember watching the wedding planners run around managing every detail from decorating to sending the bride down the aisle. After coordinating for a bit, I…

The Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve

From sea to shining sea, we’ve rounded up the coolest spots to spend New Year’s Eve 2018. Best Crowd: The San Francisco Bay San Francisco’s midnight fireworks are legendary- that’s why more than 200,000 people made the trek to see them last year. Our fave spots to watch the show? The Ferry Building and the Embarcadero have countless lookout points. Get there before 11:30, and bring a blanket- it gets chilly! Once you’re parked,…

How Two High School Friends Found Love Together

The path to the altar is different for everyone. Sometimes it’s love at first sight and sometimes it can take years. For Jimmy and Casey, their love story started in high school; although they didn’t know it at the time. Join us as we follow their story aboard the Sunset Hornblower. Tell us the story of how you met? Jimmy and I met our sophomore year of high school during science…