Chicago Gourmet Lunch Cruise

From: $93   


Navy Piers - Chicago, IL


April - December:
Most weekends and some weekdays
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*Rates do not apply for holidays, Valentine's day weekend (Feb 13 and 14) and specialty cruises

Delight in an afternoon of elegant dining, vibrant entertainment and sensational city views all from the luxury of the Chicago Gourmet Lunch Cruise.

  • Your 2-hour cruise from Navy Pier features an enticing 3-course meal, private seating and full-service cash bars amid a classy and distinctive atmosphere.
  • Enjoy beautiful views of famed Chicago attractions from the decks and panoramic windows of the majestic Odyssey.
  • After your meal, unwind with a saunter around the ship or let loose to the sounds of the onboard DJ!
  • There's no better way to spend the afternoon on the Windy City's waterfront with family, friends or a special someone.

More detailed description >

Float along the shorelines of Lake Michigan, relishing an elegant combination of fine dining, breathtaking views, and lively entertainment. Board the Odyssey for the Chicago Gourmet Lunch Cruise and an afternoon of memories in the making.

Step onto the ship, where you'll be escorted to your private dining table. Settle in with a cocktail from one of the cash bars. Or take a stroll to explore the Odyssey and marvel at Chicago's attractions and stunning skyline as the boat departs its Navy Pier dock.

No sightseeing in Chicago will compare to what you experience from the decks of this scenic cruise. Photo opportunities abound as you leisurely traverse the waters, allowing for unique views of famous skyscrapers and celebrated landmarks. Weather permitting, this outing heads north towards North Avenue Beach, then traverses south towards Burnham Harbor and the Planetarium. All the while, you'll enjoy unparalleled views of Willis Tower, the John Hancock, and the iconic Navy Pier ferris wheel.

When it comes to wining and dining along the Windy City's waterfront, the Chicago Gourmet Lunch Cruise is second to none. Guests can expect top-notch service from a wait staff who will adorn your private table with three courses of delectable cuisine. Food is prepared fresh, featuring a locally-sourced menu that includes an exquisite selection of appetizers, savory entrees and tempting desserts.

As one of the most remarkable things to do in Chicago, this cruise delivers the utmost in entertainment! Allow appropriately mellow music to serenade you as the cruise begins and dining ensues. Afterwards, strap on some dancing shoes and move your feet to the beats of the ship's DJ, who will pick up the song-spinning pace and set the scene for a lively dance party on Lake Michigan!

The Chicago Gourmet Lunch Cruise is an ideal way to celebrate a special occasion, add some dazzle to an afternoon date, or do Chicago sightseeing differently. So whether you're visiting the Windy City or call it home, give your day a unique boost aboard this distinguished boat!

Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Coffee, tea and iced tea are complimentary
  • Additional beverages may be purchased on board: juice, soda, mixed drinks, fine liqueurs, specialty waters, champagne and wine
  • Rates are inclusive of taxes and fees

The cruise lasts approximately 2 hours. Boarding begins 60 minutes before cruise departure.

Maximum Participants:
The cruise ship can accommodate up to 500 people.

Only those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.

Weather Dependent:
This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Slacks and a collared shirt are recommended for men. Dresses, dress pants or capris are recommended for women.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 5 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given, but rescheduling your lunch cruise is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your boarding time. Rescheduling is subject to a $25 per person transfer fee. Failure to appear on your booked date, cancel, or reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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View FAQ's >

  1. What type of food is served?
    This cruise features a plated lunch menu prepared on board by the executive chefs and their galley staffs. With advance notice, special meals for guests with allergies can be arranged.

    Plated Lunch Menu
    *subject to change
    First Course: Tasting Duo - Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad and Whipped Goat Cheese
    Main Course: Oven Baked Atlantic Salmon Filet, Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast, Braised Beef Short Rib, Greek Zucchini Fritters
    Desserts: Duo of Sorbet, Granny Smith Apple Parfait, Chocolate Decadent Cake, Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake

  2. What is the cruise route?
    Weather permitting. The ship cruises south along the lake shore, past the Adler Planetarium, north to Montrose harbor, then returns south to Navy Pier. This cruise offers unmatched views of our world-famous skyline, from the Willis Tower (Formerly the Sears Tower), the John Hancock, to the Museum campus, Aon Center and more.
  3. What should I wear?
    Dressy casual attire such as nice slacks and a collared shirt is recommended for men. For women, dressy-casual attire. Dark or dressy Jeans are acceptable. However, we recommend no casual jeans, t-shirts, shorts, athletic shoes or flip flops.
  4. Are there any age requirements?
    Children are welcome on the cruise. Children 2 and under are free, but they do require a boarding ticket so please let us know at the time of booking.
  5. Is the ship wheelchair accessible?
    Yes, the main boarding deck is wheelchair accessible and the crew is available for assistance. Please include a note at the time of booking regarding any assistance requests.
  6. What is seating like on the ship?
    Tables seat between 2 - 10 people. If your party requires more than one table, the staff on board will ensure they are located next to each other.
  7. Is smoking allowed on the cruise?
    Smoking is allowed on designated areas of the observation deck.

Customer Reviews:

  • Chicago Gourmet Lunch Cruise

  • July 18, 2016

  • 5

  • Chicago

"We enjoyed a Gourmet Lunch Cruise on The Odyssey II. The ship was beautiful. Very upscale dining. The wait staff and Captain were all very friendly and personable. Our waitress went out of her way to make our dining experience comfortable and enjoyable. We liked that she would find us anywhere on the ship to make sure we had everything we needed to make this a pleasant experience. The music choices was very nice. If seemed to fit all age groups and ethnicities. The food was done perfectly. Little to no waiting for anything at any time. One of the best customer services I've ever experienced. Thanks for an enjoyable time."

  • Chicago Gourmet Lunch Cruise

  • August 26, 2015

  • 5

  • Chicago

"Great experience. The customer service on this cruise was the best I've ever had (& I've sailed to England on the Queen Mary 2). Every single person was friendly, helpful, and made it a very pleasant experience. The food was good, too. I was especially pleased when I heard a guest ask the carving fellow if they had bbq sauce. There was another worker putting fresh eggs in the other line and he overheard and said, "I'll get that for you, where are you sitting?" He didn't have to be so courteous -- many who work with the public don't act like that. I complimented him then and am doing so now. We'd recommend this to anyone visiting Chicago. "

  • Chicago Gourmet Lunch Cruise

  • July 27, 2015

  • 5

  • Chicago

"It was a very enjoyable experience. I would love to do it again!"