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  • Location:Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Chicago Dinner Cruise

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.


  • 3-hour Chicago dinner cruise
  • Enjoy freshly prepared, distinctive 3-course dinner
  • Dance to the on board DJ entertainment
  • Cruise Lake Michigan aboard a newly renovated luxury vessel
  • Admire spectacular Chicago skyline views from the rooftop lounge
  • View the Chicago Lakefront for iconic landmarks including Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), John Hancock Building, Shedd Aquarium and more

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What You Can Expect

Chicago Dinner Cruise

Enjoy Your 3-Course Plated Dinner on the Elegant Sapphire Deck

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 and Saturdays. 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:


Sample Menu (subject to change) 

Tasting Trio
  • Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad: Asparagus | Zucchini | Caramelized Onion | Corn | Tomatoes | Arugula | Herb Vinaigrette
  • Rock Shrimp Spheres: Rock Shrimp | Blue Crab | Lime Zest | Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Whipped Goat Cheese: Candied Pecan Herb Crust | Balsamic Strawberries | Crostini
  • Crab and Mussel Gratin: Lump Crab | Macaroni | Gouda | Fontina | Monterey Jack | Asparagus
  • Romesco Crust Salmon: White Bean, Carrots, Artichoke & Parsley Stew
  • Maple Mustard Glazed Chicken: Roasted Red Potatoes | Scallions | Summer Squash | Rosemary Vinaigrette
  • Braised Short Rib: Chimichurri Glaze | Queso Fresco | Roasted Corn | Zucchini | Blistered Grape Tomatoes
  • Cauliflower Steak: Israeli Couscous | Red Currants | Crispy Capers | Parsley Vinaigrette
  • Duo of Sorbet: Seasonal Sorbet | Fresh Fruit
  • Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Blackberry Sauce
  • Mountain Berry Shortcake: Fresh Berries | Lemon Sponge Cake | Vanilla Cream
  • Chocolate Decadent Cake: Raspberry Sauce | Mixed Berries
*Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy. 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent waiter, good time

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our last night in Chicago and what a wonderful ending. The staff on board were great as was both the food and wine. As we went on a Wednesday we had the Navy Pier fireworks display to enjoy before disembarking.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The river cruise was stupendous in eery respect! Service, food, attentiveness, entertainment, all were more than we wxpected. Do it again in a minute! FIVE STARS PLUS!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Absolutely excellent from start to finish

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We really enjoyed this dinner cruise. The staff was very attentive and the food was excellent. The views from the observation deck were great too. We would recommend this cruise.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

excellent cruise and good food.- the sunny weather obviously helped a lot too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

first we got transferred to the dinner cruise from the lunch cruise. was easy to do and very friendly. tickets and seats ready when we arrived. fantastic. service started right away. put a glass down, staff filled it right away. wow. because the table next to the window was empty, they moved us there. Great Move. Excellent customer relationship. Service made me feel as if I were a president. they always checked if we needed something, removed dishes once we finished that course. always smiling and friendly. now about the food.
hated it, i mean i hated to stop eating it. The best meal I have EVER had. My friends find I am a food expert. It was heavenly. the crew on my cruise should be given pats on the back. although they would more than likely want a raise instead.:) Thank you very much. dave and edith jones

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Tour was fabulous. I recommend it for anyone

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