March 18, 2020 – In these unprecedented, and challenging times, we all must do what we can to support global efforts to lessen the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
At Hornblower Cruises and Events, the health and wellbeing of our guests and team members continues to be our top priority. And while there have been no reported cases of the virus in our operations, in accordance with Government, State and local directives issued to reduce guest capacity in restaurants, bars and areas of congregation, we have taken the difficult decision to pause most of our operations globally.
We understand how disappointing this decision may be for guests that have an event planned or tickets to cruise on board one of our vessels. Our team will be in touch to reschedule these experiences for a future date. For further information, guests may complete a communication form here
Like many in these uncertain times, we are taking each day as it comes. Market conditions are constantly changing, as are the needs of each community. We are prepared to move quickly, reevaluate closures, and return to normal operations when it’s safe and legal to do so. We are currently accepting bookings in most locations from May onwards.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide more information as it becomes available. http://hornblower.com/coronavirus/
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Hornblower Cruises and Events is North America’s largest and leading provider of water-based dining, sightseeing, private charter and transportation experiences. 22 coveted destinations are offered in the US, Canada and the UK, where the company employs over 4,300 shipmates who operate a fleet of 157 vessels serving upwards of 9.8 million guests each year. Hornblower Cruises and Events is a division of Hornblower Group which operates the official ferry boat service to Alcatraz Island, the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Memorial Museum on behalf of the National Park Service as well as the New York NYC Ferry, American Queen Steamboat Company, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, Victory Cruises Lines and HMS Global Maritime. The expansive portfolio reflects almost a century of sector expertise and innovation – from pioneering the earliest river sightseeing tours and dining cruises to developing the revolutionary Hornblower Hybrid, a vessel powered by wind, solar and battery electricity. For more information visit www.hornblower.com .