San Francisco Bay Dinner Cruise

Hornblower Cruises & Events; Always a Pleasure; A harbor during a red sunset.

Join us for a dinner cruise on the San Francisco Bay! The cruise departs from the Berkeley marina after the second day of presentations (Wednesday, August 12th from 18:00 - 21:00). We will provide transportation from the conference to the marina. Tickets for the dinner cruise can be purchased when you register online for the conference. The weather in August tends to be very nice, so we expect the limited number of dinner cruise tickets to sell out. Please purchase your tickets early.

The ticket price ($95) includes a buffet dinner during a three-hour cruise. The menu will include roast sirloin of beef with horseradish cream, salmon, and portobello mushroom napoleon, accompanied by herb and garlic-roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, salads, fruit, assorted breads, and a selection of petite pastries and cakes. There will be a no-host cash bar for beverages as well.

The cruise will be aboard the Empress, which resembles a turn of the century riverboat. 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. The interior décor is inspired by stylish turn-of-the-century paddleboats, with ornate chandeliers, mahogany bars and gleaming dance floors. Her distinct and classic elegance is also enhanced with expansive sun decks and provides the amenities of a luxurious banquet room with the added ambiance of the sea.