Chicago Dinner Cruise

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Overview

Expect the exceptional on this 3-hour premier Chicago dinner cruise experience. Newly renovated, this luxury vessel features a newly furnished rooftop lounge, posh atmosphere and stylish interior. Relish a 3-course plated meal with celebrity-chef inspired dishes prepared from fresh ingredients right on-board. Dance the night away to DJ entertainment or simply relax in the elegant ambiance and admire unmatched views of the world-famous Chicago skyline as you glide along the shores of Lake Michigan.

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Highlights

  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Dinner included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Editor's Pick
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For an experience that begins well before the cruise departs, arrive early dressed in your most festive attire. Enjoy the electric atmosphere of Navy Pier, alive with wandering entertainers and remarkable views that offer a taste of the experience to come.

The Captain and crew will greet you as you step aboard, and the ship's photographer will record the moment for your party. Once on deck, your host will greet you and escort you to your private table, where your wait staff will introduce themselves and give you the opportunity to decide how you'd like them to pace your service. From the three climate-controlled dining decks to the Observation deck, the dinner cruise offers a unique setting with understated Art Deco accents, reminiscent of the classic ocean liners. Be sure to visit the Captain's bridge, open to all passengers throughout most of the cruise.

A celebrity-chef inspired menu of seasonal hors d'oeuvres, entrées, accompaniments and desserts is freshly prepared onboard daily, Complement your sumptuous meal with a drink from the new full service bar featuring an expanded microbrew selection, creative new cocktails and a refreshed wine list (own expense). DJ entertainment will set the mood for an unforgettable evening on the water. Dance to everything from classic jazz to contemporary favorites.

Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise
In the summer months, upgrade your Chicago Dinner Cruise experience to include a spectacular fireworks display on Wednesdays, Saturdays and select Thursday's and Fridays. You will observe the show from the decks of the ship and see the magnificent sky lit up at night.

Please see below for a sample menu:
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Inclusions for Chicago Dinner Cruise

  • Two and a half to three hour dinner cruise on Lake Michigan
  • 3-course plated dinner with attentive tableside service
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and water
  • Guaranteed table for your party size
  • On board DJ entertainment and dance floor
  • The most breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and attractions, including the Willis Tower, John Hancock Center, the Shedd Aquarium and more
  • Service charges
  • Local taxes and fees
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Exclusions for Chicago Dinner Cruise

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Surf and turf menu upgrade
  • Gratuities
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Itinerary:

Sample Menu (subject to change)

Tasting Trio
  • Shrimp & Watermelon - English Cucumbers | Pickled Shallots | Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad - Yellow Corn | Zucchini | Caramelized Onions | Heirloom Tomato
  • Arugula | Herb Vinaigrette
  • Whipped Goat Cheese - Candied Pecan Herb Crust | Balsamic Strawberries | Crostini

Entrées
  • Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes - Sweet Corn, Red Bell Pepper & Thyme Succotash | Cajun Cream Sauce
  • Oven Baked Atlantic Salmon Filet - Lemon Orzo with Red Onions & Sun-Dried Tomatoes | Citrus Dill Sauce
  • Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast - Fingerling Potatoes & Chives | Haricot Verts | Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce
  • Braised Beef Short Rib - Idaho Potato & Horseradish Mash | Baby Carrots | Pearl Onions | English Peas
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce
  • Greek Zucchini Fritters - Lemon Orzo with Red Onions & Sun Dried Tomatoes | Spring Onion & Cucumber Tzatziki

Desserts
  • Duo of Sorbet - Seasonal Sorbet | Fresh Fruit
  • Granny Smith Apple Parfait - Cinnamon Spiced Apples | Almond & Oat Crumble | Candied Chili Bacon
  • Salted Caramel Cake - Dark Chocolate Ganache | Raspberry Sauce
  • Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake - Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Blackberry Sauce

*Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking. Guests who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks only

Surf and turf menu upgrade is an additional cost and may be paid direct to operator on day of departure

FIREWORK CRUISES
View the spectacular 30-minute pyro-musical program fireworks display with the world famous Chicago Skyline as a backdrop for your unforgettable evening.

Firework Schedule from Memorial Day - Labor Day

Wednesday 9:30pm

Saturday 10:15pm

Dress Code:
Odyssey can be your opportunity to dress up. For women, cocktail wear, a dress, or dressy-casual attire is appropriate. For men, collared shirts and dress pants are recommended. Dressier jeans are acceptable. However, casual jeans, t-shirts, athletic shoes, or flip flops are discouraged. 

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Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.
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43 reviews by the users

  • This was an amazing experience. The staff was friendly and the service was excellent. The views from the upper deck were spectacular. When I come back to Chicago this wil be one of the things I will definitely do again

  • We took the dinner cruise as a work team celebration for a recent project. The crew was very professional and made us feel welcome and appreciated. The food was good. We boarded around 6:30 pm and our dinner was served promptly and was very good. The ship was clean and well maintained, despite the décor being a little 80sish. The dance floor lights were a little too much and messed with our equilibriums. The music was decent, and the guitarist on the outside deck was fantastic. The fireworks display was wonderful and a great way to end the evening. Our manager liked it so much that they booked it for another team's celebration. Would definitely recommend it and would do it again.

  • EXCEPTIONAL - I highly recommend this trip to anyone who likes something out of the ordinary. Meal was wonderful, we received exceptional service and this was finished off with enough time to explore the ship and dance the night away, did not want the night to end, truly worth every penny.

  • Was seated at the worst table on the ship.

  • Great tour, an awesome way to get some really cool views from the Windy city. The boat is very luxurious, the ambiance is amazing, however, we didnt appreciate much of the food, unfortunately, There arent many options available and the ones weve chosen we didnt like much. Service was somewhat poor also, with a careless, slow waiter, and thats why I took a star off from my review. Could have been five stars, though, if only the service had been better. Overall, a great experience, definitely recommended, I just wish you get a nicer waiter, as well as I wish they include some more options in the menu in the future. I would ride again, just making sure I get a different waiter this time!

  • Fun! Dancing, coctails, dinner, and a smooth ride!

  • It was very nice ,however I think the meal was to small , I think we should get more food for the price,but other than that it was very nice ,we had a great time.

  • My wife and I had a great time. The waitress made our anniversary even more special by bringing us a special dessert and getting the DJ to play a special song for us.

  • Excellent waiter, good time

  • Food is great, filling and they offer other upgrades to your meal. Chicago night skyline is AMAZING! DJ could use some work but overall I had a great time w/my husband. The ship is small and the winds were blowing hard. This cruise is NOT recommended for people who suffer from the mildest of motion-sickness. Overall I would do it again and double my dose of anti-motion sickness patches

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