Newport Beach Going “John Wayne Crazy” With Celebration Cruises starting April 25th

Newport Beach, April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Newport Beach, California (April 15, 2018) – Hornblower Cruises & Events continues its tradition with an exclusive series of cruises honoring John Wayne which begin on April 25th 2018 on board famous yacht, Wild Goose. The John Wayne Celebration Cruises commemorate Wayne’s life and times in Newport Beach, CA. 

Get in on the fun and #talklikewayne on our Facebook page to win tickets   aboard the cruise. All you do is tape your best impersonation of the legend, and post it with #talklikewayne and you’ll be automatically entered to win tickets on one of the John Wayne Celebration Cruises on Hornblower offered now through June 2018.

Cruise Highlights:  Passengers will be transported back in time as they choose a variety of cruises aboard Wild Goose, between April 25th and June 16th. You will have the opportunity to meet Wayne’s Captain, Bert Minshall, who will be on board to share stories and autographing his book available for sale, On Board With The Duke. As an added touch, Hornblower annually collaborates with to reunite the wax replica of John Wayne in True Grit attire back on board the Wild Goose. 

Stroll the outer decks or explore the family salons and staterooms on Wild Goose. Hornblower will cruise-by the location that was formerly John Wayne’s 10-bedroom, 7-bath waterfront mansion where he and his family lived and Wild Goose was docked for many years. Passengers will enjoy a relaxing time with an unforgettable front seat to the glorious sights and sounds of Newport Beach harbor, with views of pristine beaches, towering luxury yachts and sprawling celebrity mansions. Guests can also enjoy adult drink specials made with “Duke Kentucky Straight Bourbon”.   

A portion of the ticket and adult beverages made with Duke Whiskey will benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation in support of John Wayne’s final wish – to find a cure for cancer. #JohnWayneGrit and learn more about the John Wayne Cancer Foundation at www.johnwayne.org. 

More About Wild Goose:  For 15 years of John Wayne’s life, he spent leisure time on board Wild Goose, a 136-foot converted World War II US Navy mine-sweeper and sister ship to Jacques Cousteau’s Calypso. He traveled the world aboard Goose, relaxed, entertained a list of Hollywood’s  “who’s who” of the time, including Dean Martin, Bob Hope and Sammy Davis, Jr.  Wild Goose was Wayne’s most prized possession, which is listed on the National U.S. Register of Historic Places. With three decks of gorgeous woodwork, priceless paintings, intricate carvings and unique amenities, Motor Yacht Wild Goose was once the private playground for the legendary actor and famous Newport Beach resident. The ship is currently the star of Hornblower Cruises’ Newport Beach fleet of charter yachts and lives on Mariner‘s Mile in Newport Beach.

Testimonial: The cruise on John Wayne‘s old yacht, The Wild Goose…it was special. Three decks of gorgeous woodwork, priceless paintings, intricate carvings, many personal items of Wayne‘s, and unique amenities make a cruise aboard the Wild Goose a one-of-a-kind experience. If you are a fan of the “Duke” and you get the privilege of going on this floating historical museum once owned by John Wayne, take it; you will not be sorry. – Carl A, International Laurel and Hardy Convention 2014

To Purchase Tickets:  Call 888–Hornblower or visit the Hornblower Cruises website at.  Discounts are available for children, groups, seniors and the military. Taxes, service fees and landing fees are additional. Departs from Hornblower Cruises, South, 2431 West Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, CA 92663

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Hornblower Cruises & Events has been the leading charter yacht and public dining cruise company in California for over 36 years. The company operates 49 vessels, including the three largest dining yachts on the West Coast, in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey, San Diego, and New York City. Two Hornblower subsidiary businesses, Alcatraz Cruises and Statue Cruises, are National Park Service ferry concessioners to Alcatraz Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island,and Hornblower Niagara Cruises, out of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. For more information visit: www.hornblower.

 

 

Rebecca Milkey Hornblower Cruises & Events rmilkey

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