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Chicago River: Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner City Cruise

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Chicago River: Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner City Cruise

From US$ 97.98 per person

Enjoy unforgettable views of Chicago's famous riverfront architecture as you cruise along the Chicago River. Admire the scenery from the ship's glass-enclosed dining area. Choose between a lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch, all freshly prepared on board.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a relaxing 2-hour cruise along the Chicago River
  • Experience uninterrupted views of famous riverfront architecture
  • Savor a celebrity-chef inspired meal, freshly prepared onboard
  • Learn about some of the architectural highlights
  • View the spectacular Navy Pier fireworks on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the summer
Full description
Admire the unparalleled riverfront views as you enjoy a fine dining experience on the Chicago River. Arrive early for your 2-hour cruise, dressed to impress. Explore the beautiful Chicago Riverwalk when boarding the boat. The crew will welcome you aboard, and the ship's photographer will record the moment. You'll be escorted to your table in the dining area. With its gorgeous glass-enclosed design, you can enjoy Chicago's incredible architecture from your seat. Savor a delicious meal prepared freshly onboard, and choose to buy a cocktail from the bar.   To add to your enjoyment, the dinner cruise includes music provided by an onboard DJ. During the lunch and brunch cruises, occasional onboard narration will be provided about some of the architectural highlights along the river. On Wednesday and Saturday evenings throughout the summer, you'll have amazing views of the Navy Pier fireworks display. Sample dinner menu Choice of starter: Caesar salad Lobster soup Choice of main course: Jumbo lump crab cakes Maple and mustard glazed chicken breast Braised beef short rib Jumbo forest mushroom ravioli Choice of dessert:  Eli’s original cheesecake Duo seasonal sorbet Chocolate decadent cake Odyssey signature warm butter cake Sample Brunch Menu Choice of starter: Caesar salad Scottish smoked salmon toast Greek yogurt and granola parfait Fresh blueberries and strawberries Choice of main course: Cannellini bean shakshuka Maple and mustard glazed chicken breast Scrambled eggs  Raisin and cinnamon french toast Choice of dessert: Eli's New York style cheesecake Tres con leche flan Triple chocolate mud pie Freshly cut fruit and fresh strawberries Sample Lunch Menu Starter: Caesar Salad Choice of main course: Jumbo forest mushroom ravioli Maple and mustard glazed chicken breast Oven baked Atlantic salmon fillet Braised beef short rib Choice of dessert: Eli's New York style cheesecake Freshly cut fruit and fresh strawberries Duo of Sorbet
  • 2-hour cruise
  • 3-course meal
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, and iced tea
  • Onboard DJ (for dinner cruises)
  • Architectural narration (for lunch and brunch cruises)
  • Service charges
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-of
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Chicago River Esplanade, right in front of NBC Tower on the north side of the river, Cityfront Plaza Drive, between Columbus Drive and Michigan Avenue.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Jeans
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sports shoes

Know before you go

  • There is a dress code of dressy-casual attire. Casual jeans, t-shirts, athletic shoes, or flip flops are discouraged
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 16 reviews

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October 3, 2021

Great experience on board. But i was very upset because after i reach the meeting point, a lot of people were not wearing the dress code that they said on the web like: not allowed: Jeans, sport shoes. They said dressy casual. Next time be more accurate with that kind of information Also, i ordered a bottle of champagne and nobody care to refill our glasses. Rhey were focus only to serve the large party and don’t care particularly our table. The champagne bottle was and additional service we bought.

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September 27, 2021

September 27, 2021

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