$55 – $75

Grad Bay Cruise 2017 - Masquerade Ball

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Hornblower Cruises and Events

3 Pier

San Francisco, CA 94111

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Can't make it any more? Missed the ticket sales? Feel free to use the facebook event page as a forum to transfer tickets at your own discretion and responsibility, or ask around your department or friend groups. We are not responsible for sales outside of Eventbrite and tickets are non-refundable.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1839062636406461/

Remember grad tickets are only for those whose Cal IDs say "Graduate", no exceptions.

Ticket Type Transfers

If you have a Cal Grad Ticket, and would like to exchange it for a Regular Price Guest ticket, please follow the directions below. We are not selling new tickets and tickets can only be transferred to a Regular Guest Ticket ($75). Early bird guest tickets are NOT available and there are no refunds for exchanges or original tickets. There is a $5 exchange fee in addition to the difference in ticket price. Transfers will be available until sailing time, Oct 22, 2016 at 8pm.

1. Email gsc-ga@berkeley.edu to obtain an access code to exchange your ticket.

2. Follow the ticket transfer directions here: https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articles/en_US/How_To/how-to-transfer-to-a-different-event-or-ticket-type?lg=en_US

3. Enter your access code to see the Regular Price Guest Ticket.

3. Pay the difference in price and the fee.

4. Bring your new ticket either on your phone with the Eventbrite app or printed as a PDF.


Please have your tickets on your phone or printed. For Cal grad level tickets, you will need your Cal ID and it will need to say "Graduate", no exceptions.

All Guests (grad & non grad) will also need an ID to prove 21+ age.

Boarding will begin at 7:30pm, remember we have 980 people to get on board so it's best to arrive early as the queue is expected to be very long. We want to leave promptly at 8:00pm so we can enjoy the entire cruise. Have all the IDs required for your boarding in hand to help expedite this process. If possible, give each person their own ticket (printed or on their phone).

Outside Items

DO NOT bring any outside food or alcohol. We have food and alcohol on board.

Keep it classy ;)


Speaking of classy, the suggested attire is formal/cocktail, so come dressed to impressed. Having trouble deciding on what to wear? Feel free to scour the internet for suggestions. Here's a good reference: http://www.enkivillage.com/cocktail-attire.html

Coat Check

There won't be a coat check, but the boat will have plenty of banquet tables and chairs for you and your friends to claim and you can help each other keep watch over your items. That being said, we suggest not bringing anything you wouldn't want to lose that aren't necessary i.e. laptops, expensive jewelry, etc. As a community of Cal graduate students and affliates, I hope that we would all exemplify the Berkeley Honor Code (https://asuc.org/honorcode/) and act with honesty, integrity, and respect.

The Menu

Host Bar

Wines: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparkling Wine
Beers: Corona, Rolling Rock, Pacifico
Non-Alcoholic Beverages: Soft Drinks, Fruit Juices, Mineral Water, Iced Tea, Coffee and Hot Tea
Cash bar for cocktails will be available on Deck 3.

Hors D'oeuvres:
Local Artisan Cheese with fresh fruit, baguettes, and water crackers
Dipping Duo with Roasted Eggplant Gratin and Spinach & Artichoke Dip served with crostini and grilled pita
Grilled, Mushroom Gorgonzola Crostini
Caramelized Onion Gruyere Tartlets
Bruschetta Provencale

Cal Grad tickets are for graduate students with Cal IDs that say "Graduate" only.

Get excited about the graduate party-of-the-year!!! Hosted by GSC, a project of the GA (Graduate Assembly).

Your ticket includes UNLIMITED beer, wine and champagne (cash bar for hard alcohol available) as well as hors d’oeuvres buffets, DJs and dancing! Non-Cal grads are welcome, but everyone must be over 21 and have their own ticket. For UC Berkeley graduate student tickets, we will be checking your student ID for it to say "Graduate".

This year’s event is going to be bigger than ever, thanks to increased awareness. This is a chance for all you graduate students to dress up and hang out with your favorite people in style! We will be on the San Francisco Belle this year – a 1000+ person capacity, 292-foot stern-wheeler that features Art Nouveau style on all three enclosed levels, plus a spacious sun deck and three full wrap-around decks. Photos here: https://www.hornblower.com/port/yacht/sf+13/gallery

Previous year's Bay Cruise photos:

Make sure to arrive by 7:30pm, as the boat undocks sharply at 8pm, and there are many people to check in!

Formal attire is suggested.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

21+ only, please bring ID.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

BART is the suggested route. Get off at Embarcadero station and walk to pier 3 (about 5 mins). Uber/Lyft or other car service also works.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

No need to bring anything. Your ticket includes unliminted beer and wine and food. We'll make sure you have a good time. Firearms and illegal substances are not allowed on the boat.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email gsc-ga@berkeley.edu for questions about this event or any other events.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Tickets are transferrable but nonrefundable.

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