Custom built in New Orleans in 1988, California Hornblower is one of the West Coast's largest and most luxurious dining yachts. Patterned after turn of the century steamships that sailed the California coast, California Hornblower was constructed to blend the classic and the contemporary. This 183 foot vessel accommodates up to 700 passengers. Hornblower Cruises & Events' flagship features three spacious climate controlled decks, mahogany bars, expansive promenade decks and a sky deck atop the vessel. Other shipboard amenities include an elegant foyer on main deck, windows with panoramic views, hardwood dance floors, stereo sound system, plush carpeting, and brass, teak and mahogany appointments. All cuisine is freshly prepared on board by talented chefs in the ship's professional galley and served by attentive, uniformed stewards. Guests are seated at tables graced with linens, china and brass lanterns. As with all Hornblower vessels, California is the site of a variety of corporate and private events including company parties, meetings, weddings and personal celebrations.