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Odyssey Chicago River

Odyssey Chicago River

Discover fine dining, upscale entertainment and unparalleled riverfront views.

Ship Overview

Departing from the River Esplanade, Odyssey Chicago River delivers an upscale experience with incredible 360-degree views. This single-level, glass-enclosed vessel is the newest addition to our Chicago fleet, and offers an all-new experience as we cruise the Chicago River.

Up to 200 guests
3-course plated fine dining
Onboard DJ and dance floor
Stunning river views
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Seats on the Odyssey Chicago River fill up fast, so book your cruise today.

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Odyssey Chicago River

Odyssey Chicago River Cruises

Starting from: $56.90

Experience Chicago from a fresh perspective on a refined dining cruise that offers unparalleled city views. With creative plated dishes, refreshing cocktails and great music—it's Chicago, served tableside.

Odyssey Chicago River Dining Cruise 8

Group Events on the River

Bring your next group event to life aboard the brand new Odyssey Chicago River. Departing from the revitalized Chicago River Esplanade, our European-inspired ship is fully glass-enclosed and ready to show you the city like you’ve never experienced before. Book a large table or charter the entire ship, and let our talented event planning staff take care of the details.

Departs River Esplanade
Chicago architecture views
Upscale DJ
3-course plated dining
Up to 200 guests

Virtual Tour

Take a 360-degree tour of Odyssey Chicago River to help you plan your next event, celebration, or big night out.

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Important Information

We can host groups of all sizes up to 200 guests. 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 Dinner Cruise Route

Chicago River Esplenade

Ships departing from this dock

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


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.


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.


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.

Peter S.

This dinner cruise was a company sponsored dinner on Lake Michigan. I was there on business, so didn't have my family with me, just colleagues. We all met at the Navy Pier and boarded the Odyssey. The yacht is beautiful, the staff friendly and accommodating, the dinner was wonderful. The best part of the cruise that I remember to this day are the views - cruising around Lake Michigan and looking back at the skyline of buildings at night is something I won't ever forget. This was a very memorable experience and I would advise anyone to go if they get a chance.

New Orleans, LA
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