Hornblower Cruises & Events, San Diego recently hosted the San Diego 11th All Industry Cruise, attended by 1,200 members of the industry trade organizations. The All Industry Cruise boarded at the new Port Pavilion Cruise ship terminal on the largest ship in the Hornblower Cruises & Events’ fleet, the Inspiration Hornblower.
The annual summer celebration is a gathering of all the San Diego hospitality and travel industry associations, including the following organizations:
Meeting Professionals International
National Association of Catering Executives
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
Association of Bridal Consultants
International Special Event Society
Society of Government Meeting Professionals
San Diego Business Travel Association
National Speakers Association
Professional Convention Management Association
SITE Southern California
International Association of Exhibitions and Events – Southwest Chapter
San Diego Tourism Authority
Many local industry vendors contributed to make this event an annual smashing success showing off cutting edge furnishings, elaborate linens and table décor, creative cocktails and new musical groups and entertainment.
Some of the stand-out vendors in 2015: AFR, Classic Party Rentals, Vario Production, Control Entertainment and Creative Coverings. The most popular hits of the evening besides the amazing sunset were the fresh sushi from Sushi on a Roll and an awe inspiring, fly boarding show alongside the ship from AQ/AV. Also, each guest received a complimentary captain’s cap, mini top hat, trilby or fedora made to order at boarding from Party Hats, dance music on the sky deck from Republic of Music, with a 12 piece band and a DJ deadmau5 look alike.
Vice president and General Manager of Hornblower Cruises & Events in San Diego, Jim Unger made this comment about the charter yacht crew, “Thanks to all, for taking pride in our opportunity to showcase what Hornblower is all about.”
Two non-profit organizations benefited from the proceeds and donations of the All Industry Cruise. Traveler’s Aid San Diego is a social service arm that assists low income seniors, victims of domestic violence, and homeless veterans. San Diego Coast Keeper: protects and restores swimmable, fishable and drinkable water in San Diego County.