Chicago

Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise

Chicago, USA
Odyssey Chicago River Dinner Cruise
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Cruise down the Chicago River in style during this 3-hour dinner cruise aboard the Odyssey. Watch the beautiful city and its architecture pass by through the ship’s panoramic windows. Then sit down to delicious 3-course meal accompanied by DJ entertainment to set the mood for your journey. A full-service bar complete with microbrews, creative cocktails, and a wine list is also available for purchase.
  • Take a 3-hour dinner cruise along the Chicago River aboard the Odyssey
  • See Chicago landmarks such as the Tribune Tower and Willis Tower
  • Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal with unlimited coffee, hot tea, and water
  • Set the mood for the journey with onboard DJ entertainment

What's Included

  • Two and a half to three hour dinner cruise on the Chicago River
  • 3-course plated dinner with attentive table side service
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, and iced tea
  • Guaranteed table for your party size
  • The most breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and attractions, including the Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Willis Tower, Civic Opera, Wolf Point and so much more
  • Service charges, local taxes and fees
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Surf and turf menu upgrade
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

    Parking: City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. Local parking is available at 219/225 E. North Water Street, on the LOWER level for Odyssey Chicago River.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Enjoying dinner with a view on this Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise. With numbers limited to just 15 people, book ahead to guarantee your preferred date.

Make your way to the Chicago River Esplanade near the NBC Tower for boarding. Relax inside the climate-controlled interior deck or out on the open-air deck and soak up views along the Chicago River at night, passing by landmarks such as the Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Willis Tower, and more, while enjoying live DJ entertainment.

During the 2.5- to 3-hour cruise, enjoy a 3-course plated dinner, table side service, and unlimited complimentary coffee, tea, and iced tea, with alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

The cruise ends back at the Chicago River Esplanade.

Tribune Tower (Pass By)

Wrigley Building (Pass By)

Merchandise Mart (Pass By)

Lyric Opera of Chicago (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking. Guests who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks only
  • Surf and turf menu upgrade is an additional cost and may be paid direct to operator on day of departure
  • Stroller accessible
  • View the spectacular 30-minute pyro-musical program fireworks display with the world famous Chicago Skyline as a backdrop for your unforgettable evening.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Firework Schedule from Memorial Day - Labor Day
  • Odyssey can be your opportunity to dress up. For women, cocktail wear, a dress, or dressy-casual attire is appropriate. For men, collared shirts and dress pants are recommended. Dressier jeans are acceptable. However, casual jeans, t-shirts, athletic shoes, or flip flops are discouraged.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where is the departure point for the Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise?

A:The Dinner Cruise departs from 455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL 60611

Apr 2021

Q:Is there parking near the departure point for the Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise?

A:Local Parking is available at 219/225 E. North Water Street, on the LOWER level. There may be a fee for parking.

Apr 2021

Q:Is the Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise handicap accessible?

A:Yes. Please be sure to notate any special needs or requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Apr 2021

Q:Are there any age restrictions on the Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise?

A:There are no age restrictions. Children ages 3-11 enjoy a discounted rate and infants under 3 years old go free as lap children.

Apr 2021

Q:Are there high chairs available for my child during the Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise?

A:Yes, high chairs are available for use during the dinner cruise.

Apr 2021

Q:How should I dress for the Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise?

A:Business to dressy casual attire is recommended. For men, slacks or khaki pants and a collared shirt with or without a jacket; for women, slacks or skirts with a collared shirt or dress. Please no jeans, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, or gym shoes.

Apr 2021

Q:How early should I check in for the Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise?

A:Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

Apr 2021

Q:Can I smoke on board the Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise?

A:Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.

Apr 2021

Q:Where do we sit on the boat during the Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise?

A:As you board, our Captain and Marine Crew will direct you to your deck. From there the Host/Hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.

Apr 2021

Q:Are there vegetarian selections available during the Premier Chicago River Dinner Cruise?

A:Yes, vegetarian options are available at the buffet lunch. If you have food allergies or other dietary restrictions, please notate them in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Apr 2021

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Anton_T
This was one of the highlights of our trip To Chicago! The views were so amazing on this cruise! I loved that we could go to the back deck and front deck at anytime during the cruise! All of the food was amazing too! My partner and I each got something different, so we could try everything! We loved the courses and the drinks too! Our servers Heather and Octavian were so great, funny, approachable, and good at their job! So happy to have them wait on us and get to know them! We would definitely do this again and recommend it to anyone!

Reviews

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Dinner with Mom
Maribel_T, May 2024
We took our mother out on a summer cruise for Mother’s Day. She loved it. The views were great and the food was good. The only thing was the service wasn’t great they weren’t really attentive, for example we had to ask multiple times for refills on our drinks. Overall it was a good experience.
Horrible directions
Shereitta_L, Apr 2024
The directions didn’t match the website had to call the number listed to get information on where to go to be directed to a different address form the site and ended up wasting all of our time trying to locate the place that we couldn’t get on the boat.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We’re so sorry to hear your experience did not meet expectations. Please know we greatly appreciate the feedback you have provided us, and we will pass this along to the respective team. Thank you for your time.
Excellent
Brenda_A, Feb 2024
Is a wonderful place and the food is delicious.. more when Annette ,she’s given you options . The captain is very gentleman.😊
Will was the best! He...
Paula_W, Feb 2024
Will was the best! He gave fantastic service! The lights of the skyline were beautiful! The food was great!
Waiting for an answer because it's not fair that the money is lost even when I was there
Jessica_R, Jan 2024
I bought for my husband and my two babies I arrived and boarded with my son but my husband looked for parking and got lost I try to get there but I didn't make it the boat left and I had to get off with the cold it was I'm waiting for them to give me a new date but they tell me that I lost the money and they can't give me another day however I'm still waiting because there they told me that I could change it for another day, please there were 3 tickets that I bought it's unfair that for bad information the money is lost, they must specify for those who have never gone right there that there is parking if I had known any of this I saw past and I could enjoy together with my husband his birthday.
Beautiful!
Agustina_L, Dec 2023
The food is still amazing and the views are spectacular! Special thanks to Artisha for such a beautiful night!
Best experience
maria_S, Nov 2023
I was really impressed by the crowd, and what I loved even more was how each person gave me a warm welcome. The place was spotless - from the glasses to the bathrooms, and the tables were clean too. The dinner was delicious and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the prices were very reasonable. The best part was that coffee was on the house! The staff was extremely polite and made sure that I had the best experience possible. Both the DJ and the chef came to each table to ask how everything was. Overall, it was an excellent experience. Would I recommend it? Absolutely, 100%!
Awesome
James_H, Oct 2023
Service was awesome Great food Awesome Dj And worth every penny Best part of my trip Sights was awesome Can say enough A must do
Heather was our waitress...
Sylvana_F, Oct 2023
Heather was our waitress for the evening and was great. She was attentive and pleasant to work with .
Sad night!
Carla_A, Aug 2023
We stayed stop! The cruise didn’t make a tour. Terrible. People went very beautiful but the cruise stayed stop. And taked the dinner so fast.
Great views and dinner
Roberto_S, Aug 2023
The staff was super friendly-food and views were amazing-loved that it was a small group and not over crowded
Celebrating 1 year Wedding Anniversary
Kassi_B, Aug 2023
This was an amazing experience for my husband and I. We were celebrating our 1 year anniversary and the staff was amazing. Very attentive and accommodating. Our Server Edgar was amazing. From beginning to end it was amazing.
Great views fun night
James_T, Aug 2023
Great views. Friendly service. It was a fun night. I have nothing else to say not sure why there is a 100 character minimum on this review.
Unique Chicago Experience
John_K, Jul 2023
Seeing Chicago from many unique vantage points made it a memorable experience. The food was great, and there was plenty of time to enjoy the scenery.
City Cruises and Viator are terrible.
Jeannine_R, Jul 2023
Do not use Viator to book a cruise with City Cruises. First, you may not get your date confirmed or it will get changed at the last minute. I got to the line at City Cruises and they told me they never got the confirmation from Viator my date was moved. Even after showing City Cruises my confirmation email, the manager of City Cruises made me wait until 5 minutes before departure before letting me and my 10 person party on the boat. It was a mess. I will never use Viator or City Cruises again. Sticking with Shoreline from now on. Oh and the menu was really limited. For what you pay, you'd be better of going out to dinner and catching a cheaper boat.
Amazing
Angela_O, Jul 2023
The experience was amazing. The staff worked so hard to make everyone enjoy. The only complaint was that the temperature was so cold that it made our delicious meal get cold quickly
The food and the service...
Daniel_c, Jul 2023
The food and the service were phenomenal 5 star for sure... And the boat wasn't packed with people perfect amount... My wife and I had a great time
Just book this cruise! You won’t regret it!
Anton_T, Jun 2023
This was one of the highlights of our trip To Chicago! The views were so amazing on this cruise! I loved that we could go to the back deck and front deck at anytime during the cruise! All of the food was amazing too! My partner and I each got something different, so we could try everything! We loved the courses and the drinks too! Our servers Heather and Octavian were so great, funny, approachable, and good at their job! So happy to have them wait on us and get to know them! We would definitely do this again and recommend it to anyone!
Awesome
Shanise_D, Jun 2023
The most amazing experience! Good vibes and great food! Definitely spot lighted the birthday we were celebrating l! Thank you
Misinformed by a ship operator
Eric_I, May 2023
I was given the wrong information from an official on the cruise boat that I was on the right boat. When it came time to pick up my boarding passes, I was told told that I didn't have any. She said that I was at the wrong boat and that I my boat was a 10 min wmalk in the other direction.
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