We recall a song entitled "Red Sails in the Sunset" which would have been most appropriate last evening as we lounged aboard Hornblower's Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruise at Marina Del Rey.
As we watched a score or more of sail boats were returning from what are termed "beer can sailboat races".
Aboard Hornblower's good ship "Zumbrota" our two hour cruise was a time to relax while being spoiled with good food and drink.
There were tasties and appetizers aplenty at a buffet or passed by the steward as we watched the passing sail boats on what could only be described as a perfect summer evening. There was the ever busy bar and goodies like pesto veggies and tomato
basil Bruschetta with chips as well as brie, walnut and tomato on a
stick, also sesame salmon skewers. The staff was helpful and friendly and the Zumbrota allowed all to roam freely either on deck or in the lounge.
We chatted with Captain Miquel Correlli who has been with Hornblower for five years and he recounted the history of "Zumbrota" for us.
The Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruise takes place every Wednesday evening from June through September.
Hornblower cruises in Marina Del Rey are at Fisherman's Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way. Cruise parking is validated.
For more information or reservations call 310 301-9900.