Navy Pier - Chicago, IL
Fridays, Saturdays, and select Wednesdays
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*Rates do not apply for holidays, Valentine's day weekend (Feb 13 and 14) and specialty cruises
- Marvel at famed Chicago attractions from the rooftop lounge and climate-controlled decks of the elegant Odyssey.
- Delight in an elegantly plated meal, featuring a sumptuous menu of appetizers, entrees and desserts.
- Let the sweet sounds of background music serenade you as you wine and dine, then dance to your heart's content to the tunes of Chicago's hottest DJs!
- Make lifelong memories sharing this Lake Michigan cruise with family, friends or a special someone.
Step aboard the Odyssey and experience one of the most exquisite things to do in Chicago: the Gourmet Dinner Cruise. No other evening will compare to floating along Lake Michigan on a luxury yacht, taking in the stunning sights of the Windy City.
With a chic look that's reminiscent of classic ocean liners, the stylish ambiance of the Odyssey is evident as soon as you step foot on the ship. Linen-draped tables, brilliant bar displays, and modern dcor set the scene for an evening that won't be forgotten. Explore the boat's various decks, or relax on the rooftop lounge as the boat leaves Navy Pier. Take in legendary Chicago attractions as you gracefully traverse the shoreline, admiring the city's spectacular skyscrapers like John Hancock Center and Willis Tower.
The Chicago Gourmet Dinner Cruise offers guests a first-class wining and dining experience that is sure to please every appetite on board. Menu selections are made with seasonal ingredients to ensure only the freshest cuisine is presented. Settle in with a unique tasting trio featuring options that may include (though subject to change) shrimp and watermelon, vegetable salad, or whipped goat cheese.
Then savor every last bite of a mouthwatering entre. Choose from delectable options like:
- Crab cakes
- Salmon filet
- Glazed chicken breast
- Beef short rib
- Greek zucchini fritters.
All evening long, delight in the ship's onboard entertainment as you cruise from Navy Pier and back again. Light music will accompany your boarding and dining, and a cruise host will mingle with guests to help celebrate special occasions. Treat yourself to a favorite cocktail, beer or wine from one of the full-service cash bars, as you're stylishly serenaded. Or embrace the vibrant atmosphere that graces the ship's dance floors, as DJs spin top tunes to get guests enjoying some fancy footwork.
Make some waves and memories with family, friends or that special someone in your life. A remarkable evening full of class, fine cuisine, and brilliant city sights await on the Chicago Gourmet Dinner Cruise.
- 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
Approximately 2.5 - 3 hours depending on the date booked.
The cruise ship can accommodate up to 500 people.
Only those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.
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.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 5 days in advance.
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 dinner 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.
What type of food is served?
Each guest will be presented a menu to order from and each order will be prepared fresh in the full-service galley.
Plated Dinner Menu
*subject to change
Tasting Trio: Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad, Rock Shrimp Spheres and Whipped Goat Cheese
Entree: Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, 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, Salted Caramel Cake, Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake
Do you offer vegetarian meals?
Yes, please see the sample menu included in the above FAQ for the sample vegetarian options.
What is the difference between
Boarding time is when guests are able to board the ship. Departure time is when the ship leaves the dock. Boarding occurs 1 hour prior to departure.
What is the cruise route?
Weather permitting, Odyssey cruises south along the lake shore, past the Adler Planetarium, north to Montrose harbor, then returns south to Navy Pier. All the while, Odyssey offers unmatched views of the world famous skyline, from the Sears Tower, the John Hancock, to the Museum campus, Aon Center and more.
How far off shore does the ship travel?
The ship is licensed to travel as far as 3 miles off shore, however, the cruise route typically remains only 1 mile off shore. This way guests can enjoy views of Chicago!
May I bring my own camera on board?
Guests are more than welcome to bring their own camera for personal pictures aboard the ship. In addition, as you are boarding, the ship's photographer records the moment for your entire party. As you depart, you'll find your boarding photo ready for purchase.
Can I bring a birthday cake on board?
Small cakes that do not require refrigeration are allowed to be brought on board.
What is the dress attire?
The atmosphere is special. Jackets are recommended for men and cocktail attire for women. Please refrain from wearing jeans, shorts, tank tops, halter tips, gym shoes or flip flops.
Is the vessel wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The ship can accommodate wheelchairs for boarding and provides a handicap-accessible restroom. Please notify us of any special-assistance members in your party prior to the cruise so we can provide the appropriate assistance upon arrival.
Are there restrooms on board?
Yes, restrooms are located in every enclosed dining room on the ship.
Is smoking allowed on the cruise?
Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only.
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"My husband and I had a wonderful experience enjoying the boat, the food and dancing. It was such a romantic experience! "
"Very friendly and courteous staff. Good music and fun time. The food was average, not quite "gourmet" as indicated by the description. "
"The food was a complete disappointment. The staff was not accommodating, they were unable to accommodate a different seating when requested for. Not worth what we paid for."