Odyssey Chicago River Dinner Cruise in Chicago, IL

City Cruises Chicago River455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr.Chicago, IL 60611
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Total Price: $202.00 (USD)


Head out on the Chicago River Dinner Cruise aboard the glass-enclosed Odyssey Chicago River dining vessel to enjoy the heart of Chicago from a unique perspective! Savor a delicious 3-course plated dinner and iconic architectural landmarks such as the Willis Tower, DuSable Bridge, and Merchandise Mart, all beautifully illuminated against the night sky.

up to 2.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Luxuriate in a 2.5-hour premier dinner cruise on the Chicago River.
  • Odyssey Chicago River features an outdoor observation deck and a glass-enclosed deck for the uninterrupted Chicago River views.
  • Departs from the dock near NBC tower on Chicago's River Esplanade, between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive.
  • Please arrive early and be ready to board 30 minutes prior to departure time.
  • Dress up for the occasion, a romantic evening, or a memorable night in the Windy City! Cocktail attire is recommended.
  • Family-friendly and infants ages two (2) and under cruise for free!
  • Be treated to a delicious 3-course meal and illuminated cityscape views, including the Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Old Chicago Post Office, and more.
  • Enjoy DJ-curated music and an onboard cash bar with creative cocktails, wine, and beer available for purchase.


from Odyssey Chicago River Premier Dinner Cruise
Enjoy an unparalleled evening and elegant plated dining with the 2.5-hour Chicago Premier Plus dinner cruise on the Chicago River. You’ll delight in the panoramic views of the city’s landmark architecture from aboard the Odyssey, a single-level, glass-enclosed dining vessel.

Savor delicious, plated dishes and specialty cocktails as you cruise under the city’s glittering skyscrapers and landmarks such as the DuSable Bridge, Merchandise Mart, Willis Tower, the Old Chicago Post Office, and more.

Exceptional service and a masterful DJ create an exquisite atmosphere on the boat’s climate-controlled interior and open-air decks. Come dine and dance on the alluring Chicago River for an incredible experience you won’t soon forget.

The 3-course plated dinner includes a choice of delectable starters, freshly prepared entrees and mouthwatering desserts with plenty of options for picky eaters. Your meal is accompanied by unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and water. Other beverages, such as soft drinks, craft cocktails, wine, and beer are available for purchase on board.

Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Odyssey Chicago River Premier Dinner Cruise

Where does the City Cruises Chicago-Chicago River cruise depart from?

The dinner cruise departs from Odyssey Chicago River at 455 N Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL 60611. Odyssey Chicago River is docked in front of NBC Tower, on the north side of the River Esplanade, between Columbus Drive and Michigan Avenue.

Is there parking nearby?

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.

Is there a dress code?

Yes, please wear cocktail attire, such as collared shirts, blouses, sports coats, slacks and dresses.

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 Chicago River dining vessel.

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 Chicago River, a glass-enclosed dining vessel with single-level climate-controlled, 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 Chicago River stroller or wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Odyssey Chicago River vessel is both stroller and wheelchair-accessible.