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Hornblower Cruises & Events - Newport Beach

2527 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA, CA
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(949) 515-1950
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 31 Reviews


    Kelly

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    3.8 out of 5
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  • Had bday party for my son. Paid total of $11000 for 70 people.prepaid for 20 parking spots. Never was told that it was somewhere other than parking lot next to boat. Found out when guests were late to party trying to find a parking place. We, the hosts had to go out front and wave everyone down in our formal wear. Everything else was ok. Just make sure that you let your guests know to park across the street and down 3 doors or you'll be out on Coast Hwy directing your guests after the fact. Also the prepaid parking is on a first come first serve. They will sell it to you under the premise of you being able to hand passes to your family..... Not so

    responded with the following comments.

    Hello Kelly, I am the owner of the CYNB and wanted to thank you for taking the time to write your email. I can understand your frustration with the parking and am not sure where the disconnect happened. On our website we offer two maps, one for events and one for appointments due guests needing the information of needing to know where to park when they come for an event. The parking lot map that also contains the actual address to the parking should also have been provided to you for you to include in your invitations so that there would not be any confusion. An hour prior to boarding, which is when guests begin arriving, I have a crewman tend to the front entrance of the parking lot to assist the guests as to where to park as well as how to cross PCH and where the yacht is docked. I see that Josh was the one scheduled to work the parking lot that evening and will follow up that he is doing what he needs to do when overseeing that responsibility. I completely agree with the top of the cake situation as well. The top often gets saved for weddings but would not be necessary for it to be done for a birthday. Not exactly sure what there reasoning was for it other than it was not needed but regardless will have a discussion with the staff as well. I hope you enjoyed your time on board and am sorry that these are the lasting memories of your event.

    Brian

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    5 out of 5
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  • We looked into several yacht companies and decided on Charter Yachts because they are a family operation with much more personal service. We were treated like their most important customer throughout the process, not like just another invoice to be handled. Our coordiinator, Ariel, was great. She communicated regularly and kept us on task.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you , thank you, thank you. I am so pleased to read your review and hear that we gave you the feeling of being important because that is exactly what you are to us and would be disappointed to hear otherwise. Congratulations!

    Christina

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  • Our wedding and smooth and beautiful

    Suki

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  • Great group from pre-planning and organization all the way to the captain and crew. Special attention to detail and making all of our guests feel special.

    User4365973

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    5 out of 5
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  • First I want to say how much I love and adore my wedding planner Ariel! She is super omg over the top amazing! I am so in love with the venue, the package deal, the vendors and I cannot wait for my wedding day to come! If you are looking for something different and romantic, look no further!

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    Ariel had a huge smile when she read your comments about her. Looking forward to your special day as well.

    Andrea

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    5 out of 5
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  • My review of "Charter Yachts of Newport Beach" begins with the initial email I sent requesting information. No sooner had I sent the message when my phone rang. It was Ariel Janikowski, an event planner with the company who would go on to become our single source of contact. We were not from the area or even the Country and needed to rely on Ariel to help us. After a detailed conversation, she described a perfect graduation outing for our daughter with family and friends. She suggested a beautiful yacht that was affordable and suitable for our group, casual and interesting catering and even some fun cupcakes that contained a little something special for the celebratory occasion. Ariel even suggested hotels in the area and some great places for us to continue our celebrating after our 3 hours cruise. Our plans were thoughtfully put together and confirmed at each and every step and we felt completely comfortable and confident. I'll be honest, my expectations in general and in partic... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Hello Andrea, Thank you so very much for your kind words. It was such a pleasure to have you choose our company and know how much your comments mean Ariel. I hope you remember us in the future so that we can have the opportunity to provide you with excellent service.

    Karen

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    5 out of 5
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  • Charter Yachts provided me and my family and friends a beautiful venue for a double burial at sea. Ariel in the office was excellent in guiding me through logistics; the crew aboard the ICON was terrific. All were very professional and friendly. If I could give 10 stars, I would. Although there were only 18 of us at the memorial service and the ICON can hold 150, it wasn't too large for our event. Everyone had enough space and time to reflect and remember. I definitely recommend Charter Yachts to anyone wanting an outstanding venue for a special occasion.

    Mohamed

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  • I hosted my engagement party at ICON and it was amazing! The service was impeccable and unbelievably accommodating for a party of 40 people. Ariel (Manager) was the best, and other yachts should have their level of service. Onto the food - we had a buffet and everything was delicious. I recommend going for dinner or hosting a party. You will never regret it.

    Judy

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    5 out of 5
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  • After researching yacht places in Newport Beach, Charter Yachts of Newport Beach is by far the best of them all, considering pricing, quality of food and outstanding customer service. From the moment I stepped into their offices, I was greeted with a sincere warm welcome. Ariel came across to me as an active listener, professional and customer-focus driven. With very intricate details regarding the corporate event I was planning, she executed my plan the best way she could. I was surely impressed. What stand out the most about Ariel was that she was extremely responsive via email, phone and text. That helped me so much due to so many last minute changes I had to make. The employees and more importantly the managers were very pleased with the presentation of the yacht, food and the outstanding customer service that was provided on the yacht. It was truly a pleasure working with Ariel Janikowski. I highly recommend this place.

    Scott

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    5 out of 5
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  • How do we begin to put this into words? Absolutely beautiful; Fantastic; First class; Best wedding ever. And those are not just our words, but the words from all of our family and friends who attended our wedding. There aren't enough words to describe how wonderful and memorable Charter Yachts of Newport Beach made our wedding day experience. We began searching for a wedding venue six months before our wedding. We wanted to make the experience as memorable for our guests as it would be for us, and what better than a yacht. We previewed several yachts, but none of them compared to the Icon. Beautiful; Classy; Elegant; and very clean. We dropped off guest favors the day before the wedding and could see a crew cleaning her up. You would almost swear that she is brand new. The other yachts in the area did not even compare. CYNB made it so easy and stress free for us. We could not have been more impressed with all of their services and recommendations. Everyone from the wedding coord... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Scott and Bruce, We are all absolutely blushing over your review, thank you so much! I passed it on to Penny and she was so proud to be part of such a wonderful day. I hope our business is not done together and we can do something again in the future. Best wishes to the both of you.

    Mohamed

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Ok so I don't usually write reviews... for anything. But for this one I had to! So last Saturday, my fiancé and I hosted our engagement party aboard the ICON yacht. And let me tell you, it was nothing short than amazing! It exceeded all of our expectation in every way. From the picturesque water / boat views. To the excellent staff. To the delicious food. And last but not least.... Leslie. If you are fortunate enough to work with Leslie as your coordinator... let me tell you how much better your special day will be. Not only does she go above and beyond to make you happy and ensures everything runs smooth on the day, she has the most amazing personality to top it off! We loved working with her. She was very detailed oriented and organized. It took off so much stress for us, and made that day much more enjoyable in the process. I can't say enough good things about our experience on the ICON. We were blown away, and all of our guests are now jealous of how awesome it was, and are goi... Read more

    ISELA

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  • I just wanted to say that from the beginning that we decided to plan this wedding we always had in mind to do it on a yacht and our first choice was the icon and as soon as we thought we decided to go with it we met our 1st coordinator. Husband deployed to Afghanistan so we had to move date. We then met our wedding planner and it turned out to be Ariel and then from then on she a pleasure to have worked with us. It got closer to the date and she was on top of making sure that we had all our vendors set and ready coordinated and reserved everybody that we needed last scheduled our food tasting. And we went ahead and had our wedding and it was absolutely perfect nothing went wrong. Everything else was really awesome and everybody keeps complimenting how wonderful everything was from the lovely garden ceremony to boarding to the appetizers, cocktail hour to the actual wedding night as far as dancing. Everything was organized. As the bride & groom, we didn’t have to worry about an... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    It was wonderful to be able to finally see you and Rick tie the knot. It seems like so long ago that you two first came in to our office. I saw a photo on Kip's Instagram page of the two of you and it was spectacular! We are very happy for you and appreciate your husbands service to our country!

    Goldie

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  • We picked this venue for our 40th Annual Professional Organization Event. We have already worked with this company two years ago. However, this year we had a much more better experience. I worked with the event Coordinator Ariel. She was very professional, friendly, flexible, and went above and beyond to make our special event would be fun and that everything goes smoothly. I even remember calling her on her cell phone which she continued to respond quickly even on her day off. This shows she is very motivated and enthusiasm towards her job. I really appreciate that. We had 100 guests for that evening. We booked the venue for drinks, appetizer before getting on the boat. We had vendors who attended at the venue. The dinner , and entertainment was on the boat. It was buffet style. We ordered salads, vegetables, risotto, fish , pasta and filet mignon. Everyone went for seconds. They did an amazing job w/ the food. It was very delicious. We also did food tasting few wks before event. ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you Goldie for the great comments, Ariel is at lunch but look forward to sharing it with her. I hope we can continue to be you "go-to" venue for all you party needs and am honored that you chose us the first time and remembered us the 2nd time.

    judy

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  • The staff at CYNB treated us with great care and our family and friends enjoyed all the food. We def. will recommend them to others as it was so much fun!

    Susan

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  • I had organized a family reunion and 80th birthday celebration for my dad that included 45 friends and family members. I had under a month to put it all together and Stacy LaRue was instrumental in helping me make it happen. I do live aprox 60 miles from Newport Beach so majority of arrangements were handled over the phone and via email. I really only had to make two trips down to Newport Beach in order to make all the decisions and complete the arrangements that included florist, caterer, bakery, and DJ. When I first stepped onto the Icon, I knew it was the boat for the event. From Its modern, pristine, and clean appearance down to its wide stairs, walkways, and sturdy hand rails, I was impressed. I had looked into one other company that had a fleet of various boats. The Icon and Charter Yachts of Newport Beach (CYNB) was definitely in a higher class. I did not sense or observe the same level of attention, service, or cleanliness from the other company compared to CYNB. When... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Susan, I just has the pleasure of reading your review. I am so pleased to hear that you and your group had such a great time. It was a fun party and hope to have you back again. I will pass this on to Stacy as I know she will also enjoy reading it.
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