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Dining about Odyssey Chicago River

Odyssey Lunch Cruises on the Chicago River

Experience Chicago’s incredible architecture from a new perspective aboard a riverfront lunch cruise.

What's Included

Our newest Chicago River cruise experience is the perfect way to spend the afternoon with family, friends or colleagues. Discover inspired cuisine, curated entertainment and the city’s most iconic sights aboard our unique glass-enclosed vessel.
 

2 hour cruise on the Chicago River
3-course plated meal
Curated background music
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Enhance Your Odyssey Experience

Specialty appetizers and entrées

Shrimp cocktail

Craft cocktails, beer and wine from our cash bar

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Window table reservations for the best views

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Important Information

Get everyone together on the water. Party of 20 or more? Please get in touch.
This is your chance to get glam. Cocktail or dressy-casual attire is encouraged.
Our ships are equipped to cruise 365 days a year in all weather conditions.
We're docked at 455 Cityfront Plaza Dr., off the roundabout nearest the river.

Chicago River Cruise Route

Chicago River Esplenade

Ships departing from this dock

Chicago River Esplanade, right in front of NBC Tower on the River (north side)

Address

455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I purchase tickets online? +

For parties of 19 guests or less, tickets are available for online purchase. We ask that groups of 20 or more contact us so one of our event coordinators can assist with your event.

How do you accommodate for food allergies? +

Our vessels do not permit any outside food, however, for specific dietary requests, please call us to ensure we are able to accommodate your concerns.

While we do our best by trying to offer gluten and allergy free products as well as gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products.

Is my boat wheelchair accessible? +

The majority of our fleet decks and restrooms are able to accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. We ask that for specific accessibility concerns you please call the local Hornblower number and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.

What do I need to bring in order to pick up my tickets? +

We ask that guests have photo identification and their cruise order number handy to pick up the tickets. Our ticket booths open one hour prior to cruise boarding time and are conveniently located near our ship's docking location.

What happens in inclement weather? +

Our cruises take place rain or shine. However, in the rare event that the Coast Guard prohibits cruises due to inclement weather, our staff will contact you directly to make other arrangements.

What is your cancellation policy? +

- Cruise tickets are non-refundable, however, we do allow guests of parties 19 or fewer to reschedule their cruise at no extra charge, provided at least seven days advance notice is given.
-A rebooking fee will be incurred by guests who are unable to provide the minimum of seven days notice. For Lunch and Moonlight Cruises, rebooking fees are $15 per person. For Dinner Cruises, rebooking fees are $25 per person. The cruise will hold the balance of your payment on your account to be applied towards a future cruise booked within the next year.
- All Holiday & Special Event Cruises are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Should your group be larger than 20 guests, we ask you to refer to your Terms of Contract for specific cancellation policy details.

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Review

We booked a lunch cruise for our group of 30, the entire experience was enjoyable and trouble free. The service, food, and views are outstanding.

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Sunshine54350225228
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We ate on the formal dining deck. The quality of the food, service and facilities exceeded my expectations. Elmer, our server, was excellent, attending to our every need. We had a wonderful time. I’d recommend Odyssey Cruises without hesitation.

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Peter S.
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