Odyssey Chicago Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan in Chicago, IL

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Indulge in a premier Chicago dinner cruise aboard Odyssey Lake Michigan. Departing from Navy Pier, pass by iconic landmarks such as Willis Tower, Adler Planetarium, and more. Whether celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for a unique dining experience, this dinner cruise in Chicago offers an unforgettable evening of elegance and fine dining.

up to 2.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

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  • Enjoy a 2.5-hour luxury dinner cruise with captivating views of Chicago landmarks like the Willis Tower, Adler Planetarium, and more.
  • Cruise aboard the Odyssey Lake Michigan featuring three (3) climate-controlled indoor decks and a roof deck.
  • Departs from Navy Pier; local parking available. Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Includes a delicious 3-course plated menu of freshly prepared entrees, salads, and desserts with unlimited coffee, tea, iced tea, and water.
  • Wear semi-formal attire; this is your excuse to dress up! Guests in casual clothing will not be permitted on board.
  • Family-friendly and infants ages two (2) and under cruise for free!
  • Creative cocktails, wine, and beer available for purchase at the onboard full bar.
  • Enjoy onboard entertainment such as DJ-curated music, a dance floor, and a lounge.
  • Stroller and wheelchair-accessible first deck and onboard restroom.


from Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
Experience the best of Chicago with a Premier Dinner Cruise and spend the evening on Lake Michigan with dining, picturesque views, DJ entertainment, and dancing. While onboard, enjoy the chef-prepared plated menus, creative cocktails, distinctive service, and breathtaking views of Chicago’s skyline and attractions from our climate-controlled interior and open-air rooftop decks.

Whether for a romantic dinner for two or for a special evening with friends and family, the dinner cruises are the perfect way to elevate any occasion and see Chicago from the water!


STARTER (Choice of One)
  • Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad (G*)(V)
    Red Grape Tomatoes | Fresh Mozzarella Cheese | Fresh Basil | Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Roasted Red Pepper Bisque (V)
    Olive Tapenade | Whipped Feta Cheese | Sourdough Crostini

  • Local Cheese and Charcuterie (N)
    Lavash | Seasonal Fruit Compote | Pistachios

MAIN (Choice of One)
  • Pan-Seared Chicken Breast (G*)
    Smashed Fingerling Potatoes | Baby Zucchini | Patty Pan Squash | Roast Chicken Jus | Chimichurri

  • Smoked Chili-Rubbed Atlantic Salmon (G*)
    Vegetable Succotash | Yukon Gold Potatoes | Heirloom Grape Tomatoes | Meyer Lemon Beurre Blanc | Chives

  • Za'atar Flat Iron Steak (G*)
    Tamari Marinade | Pommes Anna | Asparagus | Wild Mushroom Demi Glace

  • Seasonal Potato Gnocchi (G*)(V)(N)
    Braised Summer Vegetables | Parmesan Cheese | Arugula Pistachio Pesto

DESSERT (Choice of One)
  • Chocolate Toffee Crunch Cake (V)
    Kahlua | Chantilly Cream | Raspberries>

  • Spanish 'Basque Style' Cheesecake (V)
    Cheesecake Souffle | Macerated Blueberries | Chocolate Sauce | Vanilla Bean Sauce

  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake (V)
    Rum Caramel Sauce | Whip Cream

  • Mixed Berries and Pineapple (G*)(VG)(V)
    Fresh Mint | Lime Spritz

Chef de Cuisine:
(N) Contains Nuts
(VG) Vegan
(V) Vegetarian
(G*) *Although every effort will be made to prepare items denoted with a G* as gluten free, the kitchen is not gluten free, and there is always a small risk of cross contamination.

Please note: Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase our risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have a medical condition. Menus subject to change.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

Where does the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise depart from?

Departures are from City Cruises Chicago Navy Pier located at 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

Is there parking nearby?

City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. You can find local parking at 600 E. Grand Ave. and alternative parking at 460 Illinois St. and 403 E. Grand Ave.

Is there a dress code?

The premier dinner cruise requires semi-formal attire such as dress pants and shirts, skirts or dresses, and dress shoes. Please note that jeans, t-shirts, and sandals will not be permitted onboard.

What should I bring?

Please bring a government-issued ID. The U.S. Coast Guard requires all passengers over 18 years old to have valid photo identification. And don't forget your camera or smartphone for pictures!

Are children allowed onboard?

Yes, definitely! Infants ages two (2) and under can cruise for free. Please select a free ticket for them to ensure admittance to the Odyssey Lake Michigan yacht.

Are there highchairs or booster seats available?

Yes, but only highchairs are available.

Can I bring a cake from outside?

Yes, cakes brought from outside are allowed onboard as long as they are covered and held on your table. Please note that only flameless or LED birthday candles are permitted.

What happens if it rains or snows?

The cruise is on Odyssey Lake Michigan with three (3) climate-controlled indoor decks, so it will sail rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the advice of the U.S. Coast Guard, the yacht will remain dockside and still provide the full dining service.

Is Odyssey Lake Michigan stroller or wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Odyssey Lake Michigan yacht is both stroller and wheelchair-accessible on the 1st deck and has a wheelchair-accessible restroom onboard.