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Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Take a gourmet dinner cruise on a high-end luxury yacht with the stunning skyline of Chicago serving as your backdrop. Climb aboard your recently renovated vessel, featuring a sumptuously-appointed rooftop lounge and stylish interior design, for your cruise along Lake Michigan. Then sit down for a 3-course dinner, informed by some of the world’s top celebrity chefs and composed of fresh ingredients cooked right on-board. After dinner, enjoy coffee and tea, captivating views of Chicago landmarks like the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and Navy Pier, plus musical entertainment provided by the onboard DJ.
  • Chicago dinner cruise on Lake Michigan aboard a newly renovated luxury vessel
  • Enjoy freshly prepared, distinctive 3-course dinner
  • Dance to the on board DJ entertainment
  • Admire spectacular Chicago skyline views from the rooftop lounge
  • View the Chicago Lakefront for iconic landmarks including Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, and more
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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
Service charges, local taxes and fees
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
600 E Grand Ave , 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Boarding: Navy Pier. Parking: City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. Local parking is available at 600 E Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 for our Navy Pier Departures. Alternative parking is available at 460 E. Illinois St. and 403 E. Grand Ave. (one block from Navy Pier).

7:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Spend an exceptional evening cruising the shoreline of Chicago onboard a luxury yacht, admiring the city’s striking architecture as you enjoy a gourmet 3-course dinner. It’s the perfect way to spend a festive evening living it up with friends, family, or that special someone during your time in Chicago.

Make your way to Navy Pier on the evening of your cruise, making sure to dress to impress for this festive evening. As you make your way through this famous entertainment complex, enjoy the bustling mix of pedestrians, street performers, and lakeshore views found at this famous pier.

Then step on board your yacht to begin your unforgettable evening. Receive a personal welcome from the captain and crew as you climb aboard. You’ll also have your picture taken by the ship's photographer to help capture the moment. Then follow your host as you’re whisked to your private table for your meal. The servers will introduce themselves and offer you the chance to decide how you’d like them to pace your meal.

Your evening’s menu consists of a collection of seasonally-selected hors d’oeuvres, entrées, side dishes, and desserts, each of which is freshly created on board the ship each day. See the Itinerary below for full details. Pair your dinner with a drink from the full-service bar, offering a variety of craft beers, unique cocktails, and wine list (at your own expense). Musical entertainment is provided by the onboard DJ, who will keep things lively with a mix that covers everything from classic jazz to more contemporary hits.

When you have a few moments, make sure to explore the ship’s luxurious design and amenities. Ranging from the temperature-controlled dining area to the Observation deck, you’re sure to notice the vessel’s attention to detail and unique art deco interior accents, most of which pay homage to the classic ocean liners of yesteryear. Make sure to also stop by the Captain’s bridge, an area that’s open to all guests for the majority of the cruise.

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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
Willis Tower
Pass By:  
Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
Pass By:  
Navy Pier
Navy Pier
Pass By:  
Chicago Skyline
Chicago Skyline
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking. Guests who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks only
  • 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.
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
  • OPERATED BY City Experiences
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:The Premier Dinner Cruise departs from Navy Pier: 600 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the departure point for the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Local Parking is available at 600 E Grand Ave. Alternative parking is available at 460 E. Illinois St. and 403 E. Grand Ave. (one block from Navy Pier.) There may be a fee for parking.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Is the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan handicap accessible?
A:Yes. Please be sure to notate any special needs or requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Are there any age restrictions on the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:There are no age restrictions. Children ages 3-12 enjoy a discount rate and infants under 3 years old go free as lap children.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Are there high chairs available for my child during the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Yes, high chairs are available for use during the dinner cruise.
Apr. 2021
Q:
How should I dress for the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Business to dressy casual attire is recommended. For men, slacks or khaki pants and a collared shirt with or without a jacket; for women, slacks or skirts with a collared shirt or dress. Please no jeans, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, or gym shoes.
Apr. 2021
Q:
How early should I check in for the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Can I smoke on board the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Where do we sit on the boat during the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:As you board, our Captain and Marine Crew will direct you to your deck. From there the Host/Hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Are there vegetarian selections available during the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Yes, vegetarian options are available with notice. If you require any dietary restrictions or have food allergies, please notate them in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own cake for a celebration during the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Yes, guests are allowed to bring a cake, which must be in a closed, covered container (e.g. cake box.) You must keep the cake at your table as there is no available storage on board. There may be a cake cutting fee.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms on board the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Yes, there are restrooms on board for your convenience.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Are there life jackets available onboard the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Each vessel is 100% U.S. Coast Guard and Transport Canada certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.
Apr. 2021
Q:
What happens in case of bad weather during the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Cruises sail rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard or Transport Canada, the boat will remain dockside but provide the full dining service.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Will I get seasick during the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Most guests experience no discomfort at all as we do not leave the calm waters of the harbor. If you tend to have a problem with motion sickness, you may wish to bring Dramamine or other seasickness medication.
Apr. 2021

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star-4
It was a beautiful night...
Gregory_L
, Jul. 2022
It was a beautiful night on the water. My lady and I loved it. The service was great. The food was very good.
star-3
Cruise was ok but service...
Bicki_D
, Jul. 2022
Cruise was ok but service was lousy. We didn’t get our drinks in 40 minutes and had to ask for couple of times.
star-4
Grand Odyssey surprise
Bill_H
, Jun. 2022
Great culinary experience, thanks to hosts and servers. The photos were good and fairly priced, however, the night air was stiff on Lake Michigan and being from Cincinnati proved the mid-west is not equal in terms of temperature 😂👏🏾
star-1
Not recommended
Shelley_S
, Jun. 2022
Not recommended at all. The food was bad, the drinks were weak and overpriced. The staff hates their job
star-5
Very Nice
Kimberly_S
, Jun. 2022
This was an after work activity for our out of town executives. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. The dinner was good. The drinks were good. And the ambiance was good. The DJ was really nice and played good music. The upper deck was really nice too. Comfortable seating and beautiful views of the City.
star-3
The music could be better; a larger selection of food would be better.
Audrey_J
, Jun. 2022
The view of the city was beautiful, that was the best part. The food and music could have been better.
star-5
Bomb Boat Ride
Travis_P
, May 2022
Great time with my wife and friends. Wonderful views of Chicago. If your not expecting the Ritz you will enjoy it.
star-3
The entertainment was not horrible but not up to what we thought it was going to be
Todd_R
, May 2022
The food and the skyline And the service The entertainment was not up to what we thought it was going to be
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
They Did A Great Job
Rigo_F
, Apr. 2022
Be there early! On a good weather day, parking can take half an hour and then you'll be running to make the boat. Also, if you're on a budget, check ahead of time what's included and what's an upgrade. But my wife loved it as a b-day gift. DJ tried his best but had a tough job getting people on the dance floor. Also, bring a sweater for cold winds.
star-5
Birthday dinner
Camille_T
, Apr. 2022
Had an amazing time for my husband birthday dinner! Music was nice variety, food ribs was great but they ran out of bread so we only had 1 small bun! Drinks were lit best Long Island in years!!
star-2
Would Not Recommend
Corisna_C
, Apr. 2022
The food was horrible. It must have been been our waiters first night because he seemed to be confused and all over the place. When we got our paper ticket from the Odyssey ticket booth it was $100 less than Viator charged me. The best thing about this experience was the view of the Chicago Skyline.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-1
I was so sad all yesterday. My trip is ruined.
Tyshana_H
, Apr. 2022
The boat does not give you not even a 5 min grace period. I am not from Chicago and Got to the boat talking to ppl at 7:03 and they would NOT let me on. I could not talk to anyone, or try to get help on solving my issue. I understood it’s a time limit and you have to keep it going but be mindful as well some of us are NOT from here traveled hours, flew and everything else for 3 minutes literally! It was my birthday present, And I was directly in front of the boat. I will never try this again in Chicago, I waisted my money and I was very disappointed! So if you go please be aware it leave at that exact. I will never come back to Chicago!!!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-1
double payment for my dinner
Estefania_R
, Mar. 2022
I paid for a trip with dinner, The service staff was probably major new and they never explained to us which option was purchased in the package, so we had to pay the full price for the food because we didn’t had idea about the differences between menus and nobody explained... additionally we tried to talk to the manager who didn’t he had good customer service, according to him the problem was my foult because was my responsibility explain to ALL the staff what package I bought. This is not acceptable, and this situation ruined a special night for me...
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-3
It was ok. Accept for the music. Food was excellent
David_B
, Mar. 2022
I wasnt happy with all the hip hop wrap music. My mother was with me 75 years old. We dressed up like it said to do. More than 3/4of the crew werent.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Tiffani birthday dinner cruise
Angela_E
, Nov. 2021
What was most memorable to me is my two teenage grandchildren who were with us, this was their first experience on a dinner cruise. We were celebrating my daughter, their mothers birthday. The food was absolutely delicious.
star-2
Bad experience. No shows,...
Luiz_O
, Nov. 2021
Bad experience. No shows, no dancing, DJ did not play music until the last 20 minutes of the cruise. No Tour guide. Bad experience all together. Menu listed food That was not included in the meal. We paid $189.00 per person to find out that more than half of the menu was not included. No shoes. Rip Off! Don’t waste your money.
3 travellers found this review helpful
star-3
Probably won’t recommend
Tim_K
, Nov. 2021
The view is spectacular, and the ambience was light and fun. The servers were very attentive, and the manager, Jose Garcia, obviously took a lot of pride in his work. However, the food was so salty we absolutely could not eat it. Even after we returned our food and they brought us a second entrée, it was too salty to eat. Also, it seemed as if there was an “up charge” for everything! Having spent $450 for the trip, I felt cheated when I had to shell out an additional $200!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-1
Very disppointed
Michele_T
, Oct. 2021
one of my kids was unable to join us because of urgent matter. I was trying to refund his ticket but when I called the viator the lady who answered didnt even ask my name, the details of my call and just told No we cannot refund and its not transferrable. Very rude!! If im going to cruise again I am not going to book in viator. I rate them negative 10.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-4
I will recommended this to anyone who want to try something ..
Corethea_B
, Oct. 2021
Well, I didn't think we would make it on time. We drove from Wisconsin got to Navy pier just in time to board the ship...I was very impress with the whole lay out, everybody was dress for date night, the view was great, weather was not to bad, and food was tasty. Biggest part of my night was my boyfriend proposed on one knee ...Timing was perfect. I planned to book again in July for both daughter's birthday
star-5
Cruising on Lake Michigan
Victoria_B
, Oct. 2021
Great food, good drinks, positive vibes… good music. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

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