Salesforce ran out of hotel rooms, so it rented this cruise ship for its big annual conference -- and it looks amazing

Salesforce’s big annual conference, Dreamforce, has grown so big over the past decade that this year it even ran out of hotel rooms to accommodate all the visitors in downtown San Francisco. Salesforce estimates it will have more than 160,000 registered attendees this year for its four-day event.

To solve this, the $US50 billion cloud software giant found an interesting solution: it rented a cruise ship from Celebrity Infinity to find rooms for over 1,100 guests.

We took a tour of the ship, called Dreamboat, a day before Dreamforce started. It wasn’t the most ideal weather to take photos, but the ship itself looked pretty amazing.

The ship is docked at Pier 27, right along Embarcadero Street in San Francisco.

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It's right across the street from where it all started: Telegraph Hill, the location of Salesforce's very first apartment-office.

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You need one of these wristbands to get on-board. They also ask for your country of residence and government-issued ID number for security reasons.

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Security was almost like the airport.

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Once you get past security, you see this registration area.

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This place is normally pretty empty but Salesforce turned it into a hotel-like atmosphere. It has a bar, a pool table, a bunch of leather couches, and a DJ booth in the corner.

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We're finally getting on board!

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Salesforce's cloud logo was everywhere on the ship.

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Even on the elevator doors.

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You're greeted with a glass of champagne when you first get in.

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And a big martini bar.

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There's a casino and some shops too, but we're told they're all closed due to regulatory reasons.

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The ship is gigantic: it has 12 floors and is equipped with all kinds of amenities.

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We were only given access to certain parts of the ship. First, we headed up to the 10th floor where an outdoor pool and bars are located.

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Salesforce printed its famous 'No Software' logo in the pool.

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Lots of nice seating areas around it.

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And a bunch of bars too.

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It looks like you're allowed to smoke here too.

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Despite the rain, the view was absolutely gorgeous.

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Salesforce named this ship Dreamboat.

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You can walk up the stairs to the 11th floor. Here you'll find more chairs and tables.

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The red line on the floor is a running track. Six laps around the deck is about 1km in distance.

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This is one of the indoor restaurants called Qsine.

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It's pretty expensive.

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There's an arcade downstairs.

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A theatre too.

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Some of the suites can cost as much $850 per night.

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Here's what a normal room would look like. Prices can go as low as $250 per night.

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Salesforce says all rooms are fully booked for Dreamforce.

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People were just getting in, so the boat was pretty empty. But it was clear staying here would be far more fun than at any other regular hotel.

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And expect more Dreamboats next year: Salesforce's CEO told USA Today he wants two Dreamboats for next year's event.

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