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Chicago River: Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner City Cruise

Product ID: 233082
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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
Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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

Includes
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-of
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Prepare for the activity

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
  • Trainers
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• There is a dress code of dressy-casual attire. Casual jeans, t-shirts, athletic shoes, or flip flops are discouraged