Chicago Odyssey Lunch Cruise
Chicago, Illinois, USA
- The skyline: Towering over their reflections, you'll see the Willis Tower, John Hancock Building, Shedd Aquarium, Aon Center, and other man-made wonders.
- The boat: Boasting a $2 million renovation and an LED-lit dance floor, open-air rooftop, and three climate-controlled decks, this gorgeous craft is an experience in itself.
- The lunch: Sit down to an elegant three-course meal with choices like Crab and Mussel Gratin, Romesco Crust Salmon, and Mountain Berry Shortcake. Complement your meal with an award-winning wines, available for purchase.
About this Chicago, Illinois tour
On street level, between the skyscrapers, it's tough to take in the immensity of Chicago. But on this spectacular lunch cruise, it all comes into focus.
Complemented with an award-winning wine list available for purchase, your three-course gourmet lunch promises to be as delicious as the skyline and your newly upgraded ride. With its recent $2 million renovation, every detail of the Odyssey has been upgraded, modernized, and refreshed, from stem to stern.
As you identify the various skyscrapers, the former Sears Tower will be easiest to pick out. Now named the Willis Tower, it was, until recently, America's second-tallest building. Then Manhattan's One Freedom Tower added a spire.
"A spire? An antenna? A mast?" screamed outraged Chicagoans, the spire "vanity height." There's a 2,063-foot TV-transmitting mast in North Dakota. If that doesn't count, why does One Freedom Tower's mast count? The controversy is reaching new heights.
Ex Malo Bonum
Chicago's 24.5-acre Millennium Park is considered by many to be the city's best example of new civic architecture in more than a century. It didn't however, come without a whole lotta blood, sweat and cash. It took more than a decade of planning and the initial budget of $150 million soon swelled to $475 million. Even Cloud Gate, the ambitious three-storey sculpture by Anglo-Indian artist Anish Kapoor, inspired by a bead of liquid mercury, came in at almost quadruple its $6 million budget. It quickly earned the nickname “the bean” and was only properly completed a full six years post-millennium. Thankfully it came with a guarantee from the artist to last a full millennium. Ars gratia Artis, as they say...
Please make your way to Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Avenue Chicago (nearest intersection Grand & N. Streeter Dr.)
Please board 30 minutes prior to cruise departure. Attire is casual/business/dressy. For men, appropriate attire includes slacks and a polo or button down shirt. For women, nice slacks, Capri pants or a sundress is recommended. Collarless t-shirts, jeans, shorts or sneakers are not allowed. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard, the ship will remain dockside for the length of the event.
The vessel has a deck and restrooms that can accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. Crew will assist travelers who need assistance. Let us know if you have any accessibility concerns to ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.
Boat Tour, Food and Wine, Family Friendly
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children 2 years of age and younger. Must be 21 or older with valid ID to purchase alcohol.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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