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Champagne Brunch Cruise

Newport Beach, CA
Marina Del Rey, CA

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Overview
Experience one of the most exquisite things to do in Orange County: toast to the weekend amid the remarkable sights, sounds and sparkling beverages of the Champagne Brunch Cruise!
  • Share a memorable Sunday afternoon with family and friends, departing from either Marina Del Rey or Newport Beach.
  • Enjoy a most impressive brunch in Orange County with free-flowing bubbly, first-class service, and a truly mouthwatering buffet spread.
  • Admire the gorgeous sights of the California coastline on this 2-hour scenic cruise, delight in relaxing music, and linger in the sunshine.
  • As a romantic escape or the highlight of celebrating a special occasion, you'll talk about this special outing for years to come!
Marina Del Rey, CA
Newport Beach, CA

Year-Round:
Saturdays & Sundays - 12:00 PM

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

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    Essential Information
    • Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time
    • Includes brunch buffet, coffee, tea, soda and juice
    • Free-flowing champagne and sparkling cider
    • Other alcoholic beverages are available for purchase
    • Must be 21 or older with a valid form of ID to consume alcohol
    • Rates are inclusive of taxes and gratuities; please note that gratuity is not included for additional purchases made on board
    Duration
    This cruise will last approximately 2 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
    The cruise ship can accommodate up to 500 guests.
    Spectators
    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 such as khaki pants and a collared shirt. You may find that some guests are dressed more formally, especially those celebrating special occasions. However, attire varies from comfortable shorts to more formal. Bring along a light jacket or wrap as it may get a bit breezy on the outer decks.
    What type of food is served?

    The cruise features a delicious brunch buffet.

    Sample Buffet Menu (subject to change):

    Chef's Bakery Station:
    Fresh Baked Breads, Pastries, Croissants & Muffins, French Toast & Classic French Crepes
    Salads:
    Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Fresh Seasonal Mixed Green Salad, Harvest Pasta & Vegetables
    Seafood:
    Fresh Catch of the Day & Chilled Prawns
    Hot Selection:
    Scrambled Eggs, Country Roasted Potatoes, Crispy smoked Bacon Strips, Sausage Links & Breakfast Quiche
    The Carving Board:
    Choice of New York Strip Loin or Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
    Sweet Treats:
    Premium Cakes and Tortes, Cream Puffs, Cookies, Petite Fours, Miniature Fruit Tartlets, Brownie & Pecan Bars

    What is the dress attire for the cruise?
    Business casual attire is requested such as khaki pants and a collared shirt. You may find that some guests are dressed more formally, especially those celebrating special occasions. However, attire varies from comfortable shorts to more formal. Bring along a light jacket or wrap as it may get a bit breezy on the outer decks.
    What time do I board the ship?
    The boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure. Please allow yourself enough time for parking and to pick-up the boarding passes.
    Where can I park?

    Newport Beach: Parking is limited at the Newport Beach facility. Limited parking is available across the street in a metered City Parking Lot behind Jack Shrimp. ($.75 per hour, up to 10 hours payable at one time).

    Marina Del Rey: The first two hours of parking at Fisherman's Village Parking Lot will be validated by the experience provider. Please bring your parking ticket with you on the cruise to get stamped. Any additional parking time will be charged at a rate of $1.00 for every 20 minutes (subject to change). Payment is by cash only and there are no ATM's in Fisherman's Village.

    Is there pre-assigned seating?
    As you board, the 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 are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.
    What happens if it rains?
    The cruise takes place indoors and will run rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard, the ship will remain dockside.
    What kind of entertainment is on board?
    There is no dancing available on the Champagne Brunch Cruise. There is background music to ensure a pleasant ambiance.
    Can we bring our own decorations?
    Small groups without private space can bring table decorations but early boarding is not allowed.
    What decor is provided?
    All yachts are decorated with linens, lantern centerpieces, silver and china.
    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 (subject to change). You may bring flower bouquets.
    Is the ship wheelchair accessible?
    There are wheelchair accessible yachts in the fleet, however not all yachts and decks are accessible. Please call Cloud 9 Living at 866-525-6839 to ensure wheelchair accessibility for the date you are planning to cruise. 

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

    Exchanges
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Cloud 9 Living.

    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 or reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

    Customer Reviews
    (33 reviews)
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    “Nice leisurely jaunt around the beautiful Marina! 2 hours was a good amount of time to enjoy brunch and champagne and then walk up to the outside deck (with plenty of seating areas) to relax and enjoy the view from up there for awhile. Friendly, attentive staff as well. We will do this again!”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi Shannon!  This review simply blew us out of the water!  It is so wonderful to hear that the Champagne Brunch Cruise was a hit from start to finish! We will be sure to pass along your kind words to our partners.  Can't wait to get you out for another well-spent day on the water!  Best, Sophia
    “This mimosa brunch cruise was like a scarecrow; Outstanding in it's field. 10/10, would recommend.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi there Michael,  Thanks for letting us know!  We'd hate to be corny, but your wonderful feedback is truly cream of the crop. Can't wait to get you out on another adventure!  Best, Sophia
    “Had a Fantastic Time!! Great service and food.”
    “Excellent experience. We will be going again soon!!!”
    “The ship , food, staff and views were all great. Would have given a 5 star, however the directions to the event and where to park were inaccurate. The directions to park by a Jacks shrimp are old and thus caused confusion for us looking for a non existent restaurant.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi there Lisa, Thank you for sharing your experience with us!  Wow! It sounds like you all had an awesome time! So happy to hear that the experience was a blast! We will be sharing your kind words with our partners.  In terms of the misdirection, we are incredibly sorry. Thanks for bringing this to our attention! We reached out to our partners and have since updated the directions to prevent any further confusion. Despite the navigational confusion, we are glad you had a great time on the water!  Best, Sophia
    “beautiful day, great service, good food, historic boat...what could be better? oh and our server Vini was the best! all american kid, never had to ask for anything, pleasant, accomodating”
    “Had a very relaxing, peaceful outing & experience. Enjoyed the views of the beaches & shores. Staff is very friendly, polite, & professional and the brunch was tasteful & had a nice variety of choices. Can't wait to try a Dinner Cruise!!”
    “We had so much fun on the brunch cruise! It definitely exceeded our expectations.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hello, Molly! Cheers to exceeded expectations - so happy to hear about a great day out on the water! Kasia
    “It was a great experience! Our server was Albert and he truly mad the whole cruise fun! He was professional, courteous & helpful. I loved the whole crew. Everyone was so friendly and made the experience fun! I loved everything from the boarding, entry, dining, as well as hanging out on the top deck!”
    “Servers food music were great. Loved the experience”
    “My wife and I had a fabulous time. Very welcoming and tentative crew on board, good range of food on offer. Champagne was delicious and cold every time. Plenty of time to have a relaxing wander round and sit out on the deck.”
    “A really wonderful experience. The wait staff was very accommodating and attentive the entire time. The food was also quite yummy, especially the quiche. Will definitely do this again.”
    “Pretty great trip! Would definitely this again!”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hey Katherine, Thanks for the comment on your experience. I'm glad to hear that the two of you enjoyed the cruise.  Let me know when you're ready to go again. Have a great day!  Best, ​Brooke
    “Wonderful 40th anniversary cruise!!”
    “My experience was awesome. The agent, Jennifer, was the best -- very nice and handled my trip with kindness and care. The Champagne Brunch Cruise was the best birthday celebration and we had a great time. We're planning another trip real soon, and I will be calling Cloud 9 Living. I would recommend this company to all, thanks again!”
    “I really enjoyed this, I would love to do this again. I told my friends how wonderful the service and the experience was, so we might do a group one pretty soon. Thank you for the great time we had.”
    “It was such a nice day. The brunch cruise staff was very friendly, the food was good and the champagne was never ending. We all had a really good time, and I would definitely recommend to other family and friends.”
    “The ship was great the food was wonderful along with the unending champagne. However, was very disappointed that there was no monologue regarding of who lived where, history of the area, etc. Although the Wild Goose was docked next to us, no mention of John Wayne. Not even when we passed the place where his home used to be. There is so much history and interesting stories to be told of the area, it is a shame that out-of-towners and out-of-staters never heard any of it. Perhaps someone in the cruise company should take a cruise on one of the smaller companies that do provide an interesting monologue, to increase the enjoyment of the experience.”
    “Took my boyfriend for a late Father's Day present. We enjoyed the cruise. The waitstaff was friendly, and they kept the champagne rolling. A longer cruise would be nice.”
    “This was an awesome experience, super-friendly staff, very helpful. The food was excellent. The only thing that was not working was the a/c. Other than that, I would highly recommend.”
    “It was wonderful. We had a great harbor cruise. The weather was great and the service was exceptional.”
    “The entire experience was amazing, from purchasing to booking, the arrival, the food, the staff and the cleanliness. Just absolutely wonderful. The staff was very friendly and they made sure everyone was enjoying the experience. Thank you so much for the hard work. ”
    “From the start (booking through Cloud 9 Living) and then the brunch on the Hornblower was A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!! Your staff was very friendly & very welcoming. Very hospitable!!! The food was so good, as well as being able to walk around the ship freely --- even being able to go up & talk to the Captain. He was very welcoming & answered our questions about the ship & location we were cruising. The group I was with all won a Cloud 9 Living Gift Certificate on "The Ellen Show" & we all chose to use it by experiencing this cruise on the Hornblower. We had the best time & sent Ellen a picture of all of us having a good time from the deck. In fact, we are all doing a Dinner Cruise on the Hornblower soon, too! :) Can't wait!!! Soooo, Thank you for the fun experience & can't wait for the Dinner Cruise!!! :) ”
    “I was surprisingly very happy with the whole trip. From the moment we arrived at the dock, we were greeted with a friendly, smiling attendant. The Captain and his crew stood at the door welcoming everybody. Standing in line for the hostess, we were handed our first glass of champagne, which kept flowing all throughout the whole trip. All the tables were window seats. The buffet was excellent -- only thing is they ran out of some of the good deserts. The staff was very attentive, kept walking around with the champagne bottle all around the ship and on the decks during the whole trip. It was truly a "champagne brunch." We were very lucky with the weather also -- a beautiful, sunny, warm day. But the staff is a very important factor as to how successful an event is, and I must say, the staff was the best anyone could have asked for. We are definitely going on an other brunch cruise again. Actually, I have a friend that belongs to a travel group, and they are going to look into a trip for themselves. Thank you , Thank you from a very pleased customer.”
    “Excellent staff and service. ”
    “We had a wonderful time on our Champagne Brunch Cruise around Newport Beach. The food was outstanding, the service was exceptional, and what's not to love about the view! We will definitely do this again.”
    “The Hornblower Brunch Cruise in Newport Beach was awesome,my husband and I enjoyed it very much. We plan on going back on a dinner cruise”
    “We were delighted with the entire two hours. Great personal service. Freindly and personal. I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you”
    “We had a lovely time and will definitely be going back again. Thank you for making our 25th anniversary a memorable experience.”
    “We had a lot of fun! We are old high school pals who do not get to see each other much since we live on separate coasts (but are both from Northern NJ)! There are breathtaking views of Marina Del Rey all along the way! Thanks, Anne”
    “Beautiful little trip”
    “Cruise was wonderful we had a great time.”
    “We had a very pleasant experience. In regards to the Guide/Instructor/Pilot portion of questions, they really didn't apply as there was no interaction after an initial greeting to watch our step with anyone other than our waiter. The waiter was just "ok", not great at refilling any of our drinks which consisted of the champagne, coffee and water.”

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