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Hornblower Cruises postpone opening due to coronavirus concerns

Mory DiMaurizio, Hornblower Niagara Cruises vice president and general manager, says the start date was pushed back to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

NIAGARA FALLS, ON — Tourists and locals alike will soon be able to get on board one of the Niagara River's most popular attractions, albeit later than initially intended.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises announced Saturday its two boats, Niagara Thunder and Niagara Wonder will hit the water on April 6 instead of its initial start date of March 28.

Mory DiMaurizio, Hornblower Niagara Cruises vice president and general manager, says the start date was pushed back to help contain the spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus.

“While we were looking forward to our earliest opening ever on March 28th, the health and safety of our guests and our staff is our priority. Hornblower Niagara Cruises is committed to doing its part to help contain the spread of COVID-19,” said Mory DiMaurizio.

The full season schedule is available online.

Two new features available this year include flexible date mobile tickets. The tickets are valid within seven days of the booked tour date, allowing you to plan around the weather and other travel plans. There is also a new Hornblower Niagara Cruises app, offering free audio tour guides in eight languages and a trivia game to test your knowledge of Niagara Falls. It's already available in the App Store and is coming soon to Google Play.

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