Champagne Toast to the MS Queen Elizabeth
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Boarding 7:30am, Cruising 8:30am to 12:30pm
Departs from Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf

Start your Independence Day celebration in the morning aboard the Jeremiah O'Brien as we welcome the cruise liner MS Queen Elizabeth to San Francisco Bay. This grand ship is coming to call on the colonies! The SS Jeremiah O’Brien is a WWII Liberty ship that brought badly-needed supplies to England in1943 and then participated in the D-Day landings. This will be an Independence Day to remember!

Depart promptly at 8:30am from Pier 45 in Fisherman’s Wharf for a four hour trip with a return at approximately 12:30pm. We plan on meeting the QE under the Golden Gate Bridge at 1130.  Light snacks, soft drinks and a champagne toast are included; as well as visits to the tween decks, the bridge and the engine room. This steam engine was featured in the movie ’Titanic’; see it as it powers the ship around the bay. Please join us!

Food and Drink

Light snacks, soft drinks and a champagne toast are included. More details to come.


Music onboard is TBD


$100 - All Passengers

Additional Information


The ship is berthed on the Eastern side of Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf along the Embarcadero.
Click here for directions


City of San Francisco parking lots are available throughout the Fisherman’s Wharf area. The closest parking available is Shed A located at the entrance of Pier 45. Other recommended locations are the Anchorage Square Parking Garage at Beach St and Jones St, or the Pier 39 Parking Garage. Special event rates may apply, especially during Fleet Week Cruises.


Boarding begins at 9:00am from Pier 45 in Fisherman's Wharf. The ship is scheduled to depart at 10:00am. We make every effort to keep on schedule; however, we cannot guarantee returning to the dock as planned, due to weather changes or unforeseen events.


This ship is not wheelchair accessible. Walkers and canes are permitted, but passengers must be physically capable of traversing the 44-step gangway onto and off the ship without assistance from crew or other passengers. If you feel you will need assistance getting on board you should not attempt to make the cruise alone.


There is no assigned seating for this event. Available seating is limited to ~200 folding chairs, benches lining the deck, and natural structures of the ship. Passengers are permitted to bring their own folding/camping chairs.


Food and beverage for this event is provided complimentary for all passengers. We cannot accommodate special dietary needs; feel free to bring your own food, but keep in mind that you will not have access to any refrigerators or microwaves. We do not allow any personal stashes of alcohol or anything in glass bottles/containers. Ice chests are also prohibited.


Restricted items include, but are not limited to: firearms, knives and other potential weapons, personal inventory of adult beverages, ice coolers, glass bottles and illegal substances. Bags are subject to search before boarding.


Email us at or give us a call Mon-Fri, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and we will be happy to help – (415) 544-0100.