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Chicago: Lake Michigan Gourmet Brunch/Lunch/Dinner Cruise

4.3 / 5

96 reviews

Chicago: Lake Michigan Gourmet Brunch/Lunch/Dinner Cruise

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From US$ 98.22 per person

Dine aboard the Odyssey, a unique boat designed to provide the ultimate viewing of Chicago's sights. Savor a delicious buffet brunch or gourmet 3-course lunch or dinner served at your private table, then enjoy the onboard DJ and dance floor.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 2 - 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Dine on a gourmet 3-course plated lunch/dinner or buffet brunch
  • Delight in 360 degree views from the observation decks while cruising on Lake Michigan
  • Experience uninterrupted panoramic views of Chicago's memorable and distinctive skyline
  • Listen to a live DJ and enjoy the opportunity to dance
  • Admire unique vistas of Chicago's famous landmarks including Navy Pier, Grant Park, and the Willis Tower
Full description

Cruise on Lake Michigan and see the sights of Chicago from a luxury boat – The Odyssey. Board the boat at Navy Pier and enjoy a personal greeting. Smile for the ship's photographer to capture the memory, then embark on an elegant dining cruise along the Chicago shoreline. After being seated at your private table, tuck into your gourmet brunch buffet or 3-course meal. Enjoy a creative meal prepared fresh by the onboard chef. Following your meal, dance to live music or relax on any of the 3 decks as you watch the skyscrapers of Chicago's distinctive skyline glide by. 

Sample lunch and dinner menu:

Starters (choice of one):

Caesar Salad Lobster Bisque (dinner only) Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail (dinner only, available for additional price) Seafood Tower (dinner only, available for additional price) 2.5oz 1/2 Lobster Tail (dinner only, available for additional price)

Main course (choice of one):

Jumbo Forest Mushroom Ravioli Oven-Baked Atlantic Salmon Filet Oven Roasted Frenched Chicken Breast with Rosemary and Thyme Braised Beef Short Rib Pan-Seared Fresh Pacific Cod (dinner only) 8 oz USDA Choice Filet Mignon (dinner only, available for additional price) 18 oz USDA Prime Striploin (dinner only, available for additional price) Two 5 oz Broiled Maine Lobster Tails (dinner only, available for additional price)

Choice of dessert (choice of one):

Eli's New York Style Cheesecake Duo of Sorbet Freshly Cut Fruit and Fresh Strawberries Triple Chocolate Mud Pie (dinner only) Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake (dinner only) French Macarons (dinner only, available for additional price) Champagne Chocolate Truffles (dinner only, available for additional price)

Sample brunch buffet menu

Early risers:

Seasonal Fruit Breakfast Pastries Scottish Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs Breakfast Meats Breakfast Potatoes Build Your Own Belgian Waffle Station

Late risers:

Caesar Salad Shrimp and Farfalle Pasta Salad Potato Salad Roasted Cedar Plank Oregano Salmon Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Hand Carved Strip Loin, USDA Choice

Desserts:

Odyssey Signature Dessert Station Chocolate Fondue Menu items are subject to change.

Includes
  • Brunch, lunch, or dinner cruise on The Odyssey
  • Captain and crew
  • 3-course plated lunch or dinner (based on option chosen)
  • Brunch buffet (based on option chosen)
  • Onboard DJ and dance floor
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, and iced tea
  • Tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Your cruise departs from Navy Pier. Enter Navy Pier dock on the right side as you enter. The Odyssey will be located halfway down this south side dock.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Jeans
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Sports shoes
  • Smoking indoors

Know before you go

  • Infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option
  • Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Attire should be smart-casual. Jackets and cocktail attire are strongly suggested for the dinner cruise
  • No jeans, shorts, tank tops, halter-tops, t-shirts, gym shoes, or flip-flops are to be worn on the cruise
  • The menu is subject to change
  • Before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy
  • All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking. Guests who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 96 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The food was excellent. There is always that expectation of substandard dishes, but the pleasant surprise that all the options were excellent. The lobster soup, which was my starter option, was the best I've ever had. The main dish cod was divine and the dessert, well, closed with a golden key. We were fortunate to have a fireworks show during the tour, which was a plus. It's really worth it.

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September 27, 2019

Was interesting.

It was a perfectly normal Chicago River cruise. You could pass under almost all bridges, see many interesting buildings and listen to a lady chatter the WHOLE time. Her mouth didn’t stand still for an hour and a half; that was agony !!! I would do this boat tour again, but ONLY WITHOUT this chatterbox. That is an imposition for (almost) everyone.

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September 6, 2018

Wonderful exciting& entertaining lunch cruise with #1 service& food.

Except for me being the problem I am not very computer literate or phone savvy& called customer service at navy pier as I left my reservation# at home& was confused thought I pulled up initially " spirit of chgo" cruises but was in fact reserved on the " Odessey" instead but...they took good care of us. Thku.

July 30, 2018

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