Newport Beach Dinner Cruise

Newport Beach, CA

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Escape to serene Pacific waters aboard the supreme comfort of a luxury yacht. The Newport Beach Dinner Cruise is an ideal way to enjoy an evening of spectacular views, gourmet dining and chic entertainment.

  • Enjoy a romantic evening on the water thanks to a trusted cruise company with 30+ year's experience
  • Toast to a fun night ahead with a complimentary glass of boarding champagne or cider as you stroll along the ship's elegant decks
  • Soak up the warm glow of the sunset, followed by glittering views of the harbor and Orange County attractions along the shoreline
  • Savor a freshly prepared, 4-course plated dinner at a private table suited for your party size
  • Engage in dancing to vibrant DJ entertainment, dancing the night away under a canopy of stars!
Newport Beach, CA
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January through November:
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM
April - November:
Sundays - 6:00 PM

*Rates do not apply for holidays, Valentine's Day weekend and specialty cruises

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    Essential Information
    • Please let Cloud 9 Living know at time of booking if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions so that accommodations can be made
    • Please check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time
    • Rates are inclusive of taxes and gratuities
    • Boarding glass of champagne included
    • Complimentary soda, coffee, tea and water
    • Alcoholic beverages available for purchase on board
    • DJ entertainment and dancing
    • For party sizes not listed, please contact Cloud 9 Living
    This cruise will last approximately 3 hours.
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    Cruise ships carry between 200 and 500 guests.
    This experience is only for those on the cruise.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    Business casual attire is requested. Attire such as khaki pants and a collared shirt are just fine. You may find that some guests are dressed more formally, especially those celebrating special occasions. However, attire varies from comfortable to the more formal. No jeans, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops or gym shoes are allowed. Bring along a light jacket as it may get a bit breezy on the outer decks.

    For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. In those jurisdictions where it is required, guests will undergo temperature screening prior to boarding. Based on guidance from health authorities, anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4 F or above will not be allowed entry. If a guest has traveled internationally in the last 14 days, they will not be permitted to board.  Additionally, all guests ages 3 and older are required to wear face coverings at all times while on board our partners vessels, except while dining (unless the local health authority has set forth an alternative age or other exemption). All guests should provide their own breathable mask and will be required to enter the vessel. 

    What type of food is served?

    Sample Plated Dinner Menu (subject to change):

    Variety of Artisan Flat Breads and Baguettes served with Garlic Herb Cheese Spread and a Cilantro Pesto

    House Caesar Salad:
    Crisp Romaine Hearts, Grilled Ciabatta Crostini, Cherry Tomatoes, Imported Parmesan Cheese and Radicchio with a Creamy Caesar Dressing

    Main Entree:
    Panko-Cruted Salmon finished with a Miso Honey Glaze accompanied by Fresh Seasonal Vegetables or Captain's Beef Short Ribs finished with Chipotle Port Wine Sauce accompanied by Special House Potatoes.

    Chef's Selected Dessert

    What is the dress attire for the cruises?
    Business casual to dressy casual attire is recommended. For men, slacks or khaki pants, and a collared shirt with or without a jacket; for women slacks, a skirt or dress. We request no jeans, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, or gym shoes on these cruises.
    What time do I board the ship?
    Boarding time is usually 30 minutes prior to departure. Please check your boarding time on the confirmation email.
    Where is the best place to park?
    Marina Del Rey:
    Fisherman's Village Marina
    Validation for 2 hours, $1.00 per half hour thereafter (subject to change)
    Newport Beach:
    2431 W. Pacific Coast Highway (across from Jack's Shrimp)
    $8 per car, $15 in December (subject to change)
    Are there vegetarian options available?
    Yes, for dining cruises, vegetarian meals are available and can be arranged at the time of booking. Please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking.
    Are gratuities included in the price package?
    Gratuity is included for the meal, but not on additional (alcoholic) beverages.
    Is there pre-assigned seating?
    As you board, our captain and marine crew will direct you to your deck. From there the host/hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Decks are never guaranteed to non-private groups. Seats will be assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.
    Are there any age restrictions on your cruises?
    There are no age restrictions and kids under 3 cruise free of charge. Please let Cloud 9 Living know at the time of booking if you will be bringing a child under the age of 3.
    What happens if it rains?
    The cruise takes place indoor and will sail rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard, we will remain dockside.
    What kind of entertainment is on board?
    The dinner cruise offers dance floors and a variety of music - from the dance hits of the 40's through today as well as a variety of jazz standards and popular favorites.
    Can I bring cakes and flowers on board?
    Cakes that do not require refrigeration may be brought on board. You will be charged a $1.50 per person cake cutting fee (price is subject to change). Small flower bouquets are allowed.
    Is the ship wheelchair accessible?
    Please call Cloud 9 Living at (866) 525-6839 to discuss local port options.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

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    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

    Customer Reviews
    (28 reviews)
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    “Excellent food and excellent service. Would do this again in a heartbeat. THANK YOU!”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi there Ken!  What an incredibly review! Thank YOU for sharing your awesome experience with us! We would be happy to get you out on the water again, and hope it becomes a tradition for you! Best, Sophia
    “The food was very delicious. The boat was wonderful and the staff very attentive. I will definitely recommend it.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi there Kevin,  Thank you for letting us know!  I am so excited that your time out on the water was spectacular from start to finish! Thoughtful staff and tasty food do certainly amplify an already magical evening. We can't wait to get you out on another great experience soon!  Best, Sophia
    “Amazing! easy to book, easy to check in, great customer service, food very good, music great, crowd cool and fun.”
    “We were lucky to be on the Wild Goose, which is John Wayne's former boat. The boat is in great condition and it was interesting to see the history. The crew/staff were also first-rate.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Happy Tuesday!  We're just as lucky to have such great customers. What a cool boat, and fact! Cheers to first-rate! Kasia
    “I had a very nice time. Waitress (Natalia) was great cause she spoke Spanish and I only speak Spanish.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hello,  Perfecto! So happy to hear that you had a very nice time! Cheers,  Kasia
    “My husband and I received this as a gift for our wedding. So we used it for my 50th birthday. Invited 9 others to join us Which they had us all sit together which was very nice.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi Terri,  A big congrats on the wedding, and on the 50th! It sounds like it was a great time. Cheers to you! Kasia
    “We loved it, it was a great experience, it was better than Cats, we're going to do it again & again... But seriously the food was great, the staff was top notch, the DJ set the perfect mood, the boat was awesome & the whole experience was well worth doing again for sure! Kudos to everyone involved!”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Kudos to you for being a great customer! Your review was better than cats, we're going to read it again & again...But seriously, we appreciate you & your kind words! Cheers to a great experience,  Kasia
    “This was my husband and my first time on a dinner cruise. We had such a great relaxing time. Would definitely do it again and recommend to everyone.”
    “Although I appreciated that the DJ tried to play variety of music to please the various "age groups" present, it seemed that it was "overly" varied. I would have appreciated a dancing/engaging ambiance where most guests would have participated on the dance floor. However, my husband and I had a lovely evening. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the "sweetheart" table set up. Made it for a more intimate, date night. XOXO”
    “The place to board was VERY hard to find, back underneath a building in a parking garage area, if you are a traveler in Newport Beach!!!!! There is a similar sign for "Horn Blower" a few block away that is much larger and that IS NOT where you go. Once we got there the staff was great. Warm and friendly and the cruise was absolutely lovely. We had a nice glass of wine, a nice dinner (generous portions) and the views were fabulous. The twinkling lights from shore were beautiful.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hey Glenn, Thanks for the review! We are working to improve the detailed directions we send in the confirmation. Please, feel free to pass along any suggestions. Despite the difficulties finding the boarding location, I'm glad to hear you boarded and had a wonderful evening on the water with stellar food and views.  Let me know when you're ready to get back out on the water. Enjoy your week!  Best, ​Brooke
    “Dinner Cruise was awesome. All staff helpful, friendly, and looked genuinely happy at their job. Food was good and left feeling stuffed! DJ played good selections and a lot of people danced. Ship was clean and overall environment was beautiful. Will do this again.”
    “It was a great experience, I would really recommend this life experience to anyone. The friendliness of the staff was outstanding. I love how they made this experience really memorable. Loved it. THANK YOU.”
    “Had a very enjoyable time, and liked the history of knowing I was on John Wayne's old yacht.”
    “I had such a great time on this ship, and the whole experience was amazing. I would definitely recommend this to others for a special celebration. The staff on board were really helpful and catered to everyone's needs. The DJ was great and kept the music appropriate for the setting. The food was amazing and plentiful. My boyfriend and I had a great time and look forward to other opportunities this company has to offer. ”
    “I took my boyfriend for his birthday, and we had an amazing time! The food was good, the waiters were very friendly and helpful. We had fun dancing, and the boat was beautiful. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. ”
    “I had a great time. Food was good. I would definitely like to do this again.”
    “Very nice.”
    “I just love everything about it the team, food, DJ etc...... Boat ride very smooth pilot so friendley love the way they let us take pictures with them also as well they helped us in taking our pictures & videos. Will be back soon!!!!:-)”
    “My husband and I had such a wonderful romantic time it was a beautiful cruise and the food was amazing. I have celiac disease. When we signed up for the cruise they asked if anyone had any allergies I noted that I had a gluten allergy and the staff at Hornblower bent over backward to make me special food Newport Beach dinner cruise to anyone I would go back in a heartbeat. It was AMAZING !!!!”
    “Had a nice time on boat friendly staff you can tell they love their job will do it again later .”
    “Our Newport Beach dinner cruise was very enjoyable and relaxing. The food was great, as well as all the staff.”
    “Our server took the time to learn our names and some personal information. Then was a regular in checking our needs. Very good.”
    “Unfortunately, the experience was just OK (and barely at that). The cruise around newport was fine and the afternoon sunset was outstanding. However, the food on the cruise was just OK for me, and absolutely terrible for my wife (she's a vegetarian). Her pasta was overcooked and the dish lacked any imagination whatsoever. When we told the staff that the pasta was pretty bad, they offered to replace it. They replaced it with another pasta, just as overcooked and with the exact same ingredients. Maybe our expectations were higher for our 10 year anniversary dinner.”
    “Enjoyed our server, CeCe. Nice, efficient, energetic and responded timely to all of our requests.”
    “What a fun night! Everything was great... the food, the staff, the DJ, everything! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a different dining experience!”
    “Very enjoyable, Alex & Chris make our experience very pleasant. Thank you! Víctor & Mary”

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