San Francisco Fleet Week Cruise
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Boarding 8:00am, Departure 9:00am, Returns 5:00pm
Cruising San Francisco Bay
Calling all passengers! Fleet Week will be setting off car alarms in the City by the Bay yet again!
The Parade of Navy Ships (traditionally held on Saturday to welcome the Navy Fleet to San Francisco) has been rescheduled to Friday, October 10 at 11:00am. We won't be able to participate in the parade this year, but we'll still take a grand tour under the Golden Gate Bridge and back to sail by the visiting ships at their respective harbors. We'll even get a chance to swing by and salute the USS AMERICA (LHA-6), planned to be commissioned on October 11.
We'll then take our position for the Air Show, where you'll get a front row seat for the spectacular performances put on by this year's participants.
Air Show 12:30pm to 4:00pm
The Air Show kicks off at 12:30pm and features Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle, Michael Wiskus/Lucas Oil, United Airlines 747, The Patriots Jet Team and the US Navy Leap Frogs. The US Navy Blue Angels performance runs from 3:00 to 4:00pm.
Food & Beverage
Complimentary continental breakfast and coffee is available once on board. A variety of glazed, raised, old fashioned, twists and bars provided by Tommy's Donuts.
You'll have an easy time traversing the ship deck with a delicious hot dog lunch in your hand, provided by Annie's Hot Dogs. You'll have a choice of all-beef, spicy, or tofurkey franks. Keep it simple with ketchup or mustard, kick it up a notch with some sauerkraut, or try something new with Annie's signature spicy red onion sauce.
Guests are welcome to bring their own lunches. A couple years ago, one guy brought a big bag of hamburgers. You can be that guy.
Water, soft drinks, beer and wine is complimentary. Please drink responsibly!
*We do not have microwaves or refrigeration available for public use. Ice chests, coolers, glass bottles, personal inventory of alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited.
The ship’s physical location is on the Eastern side of Pier 45. However, this address usually doesn’t work well with GPS devices. Try The Embarcadero & Taylor St as your destination.
US-101 S / Golden Gate Bridge
1. Take US-101 South across the Golden Gate Bridge
2. Slight left onto Lombard St
3. Turn left onto Polk St
4. Turn right onto North Point St
5. Turn left onto Taylor St
I-80 W / Bay Bridge
1. Take I-80 W across the Bay Bridge
2. Exit at Folsom St
3. Stay right at the fork towards Folsom St
4. Turn left onto Folsom St
5. Turn left onto The Embarcadero
6. Turn right to continue on The Embarcadero
1. Take I-280 North
2. Continue onto King St
3. Continue onto The Embarcadero
4. Turn right to continue on The Embarcadero
About the SS Jeremiah O'Brien
The SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a Liberty ship built during World War II, and was launched on June 19 1943. Now based in San Francisco, the O'Brien is a rare survivor of the 6,939-ship armada that stormed Normandy on D-Day, 1944, and one of only two currently operational World War II Liberty ships afloat of the 2,710 built during the war (the other being the SS John W. Brown based in Baltimore, MD).
Launched on June 19, 1943, the SS Jeremiah O'Brien is distinguished as being America's last unaltered Liberty Ship. A 441-foot veteran of the Normandy invasion, fully restored and maintained in her original condition, she is as functional today as when she served as a key component of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Bridge of Ships" in WWII. The ship is a National Historic Landmark. She and her triple expansion reciprocating steam engine are a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark.