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Dinner Cruises

Chicago can be described as a town with two rivers. The two rivers, Lake Michigan and the Chicago River are breathtaking views of the city’s skyline, particularly in the evening when the most iconic Chicago structures are illuminated. There’s no better way to enjoy these stunning views than with a cruise dinner. Chicago offers plenty of optionsto choose from fine dining at a sit-down restaurant to casual buffets. Enjoy a panoramic view of Chicago’s skyline in Chicago’s most memorable dinner cruises.

Odyssey Chicago River

2.5 hour cruise
3-course dinner served on plates
Prices start at $124.90

Odyssey is the only cruise company in Chicago that offers dining cruises on the Chicago River with their Odyssey Chicago River cruise. They serve dinner on their top-of-the-line glass-enclosed, European-styled vessel. Imagine 360-degree panoramas of the surrounding cityscape.

The dining experience is elegant white tablecloth dining experience as you take in Chicago’s stunning architecture. A DJ on board and a dance floor enhance the excitement. The single-level vessel has outdoor decks as well as an interior that is climate-controlled for all-year-round cruises. The docking area on the north bank of the Chicago River lands you mere steps away from Michigan Avenue and The Magnificent Mile.

Odyssey Lake Michigan

2 – 3 hours cruise
3-course dinner served on plates
Prices start at $114.90

The ambience on Odyssey Lake Michigan is simply magical. It’s a dining experience aboard an elegant tri-deck vessel that has an outdoor observation deck which allows you to observe the sun setting over the water that flow into Lake Michigan. In summer, go for a firework cruise on a Wednesday or Saturday evening for an amazing views.

If you are able to pull yourself away from the skyline you can indulge in freshly cooked 3-course meal. Drink a glass of wine, beer and cocktails from the bar with cash. For occasions that require a special occasion, spice up your dinner with additional options such as jumbo shrimp cocktails, seafood towers and lobster tail. Make sure you make reservations for a window seat to get the best views.

A tip A tip: The decks are controlled by climate which means that cruises can depart all year long. Explore Odyssey’s Christmas cruises such as the memorable Christmas Eve meal.

Mystic Blue Cruises Dinner Cruises

2 – 3 hours cruise
Dinner buffet
The price starts at $79.90

If you’re looking for a trendy and relaxed atmosphere and casual atmosphere, then Mystic Blue is for you. The vibe of these cruises along the lakefront is more like a high-energy event, with casual elegant attire to be and a relaxed atmosphere. Take your pick of the seasonal buffet (stocked with pasta, vegetables and fish, as well as dessert, chicken, and much more) and then take to the dance floor, accompanied by a DJ who spins the latest songs.

Mystic Blue also offers cocktails including wine, beer, and cocktails at the cash bar with the option of an assured table to accommodate your guests and window tables to get the most stunning views, and other upgrades that can enhance your experience. Most importantly, Mystic Blue’s cabins can be climate controlled to allow year-round cruises.

Tip: During summertime, fireworks are fired from Navy Pier each Wednesday and Saturday evening. You can take the Mystic Blue cruise to watch all the happening on the sea.

Spirit of Chicago

2.5 3 hours of cruise
Dinner buffet
The price starts at $79.90

A romantic evening or a night out with your friends, birthday celebration or any other celebration. Spirit of Chicago is the ideal dining destination for any event. Through the night, you’ll eat as well as dance and take in the city’s most famous attractions (like Navy Pier, Buckingham Fountain as well as Willis Tower) from the beautiful water in Lake Michigan.

Every member of your group can find an item at the buffet table that is packed with freshly prepared meals that are made from seasonal ingredients. Additionally, there’s plenty of entertainment on the boat including DJ live and dance floor to games for groups such as massive Jenga and the shuffleboard. In addition, there are drinks available from the fully-stocked cash bar and a table with a view and many more. The cruise ships depart Navy Pier all year long.

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