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Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Take a gourmet dinner cruise on a high-end luxury yacht with the stunning skyline of Chicago serving as your backdrop. Climb aboard your recently renovated vessel, featuring a sumptuously-appointed rooftop lounge and stylish interior design, for your cruise along Lake Michigan. Then sit down for a 3-course dinner, informed by some of the world’s top celebrity chefs and composed of fresh ingredients cooked right on-board. After dinner, enjoy coffee and tea, captivating views of Chicago landmarks like the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and Navy Pier, plus musical entertainment provided by the onboard DJ.
  • Chicago dinner cruise on Lake Michigan aboard a newly renovated luxury vessel
  • Enjoy freshly prepared, distinctive 3-course dinner
  • Dance to the on board DJ entertainment
  • Admire spectacular Chicago skyline views from the rooftop lounge
  • View the Chicago Lakefront for iconic landmarks including Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, and more
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Two and a half to three hour dinner cruise on Lake Michigan
3-course plated dinner with attentive tableside service
Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and water
Guaranteed table for your party size
On board DJ entertainment and dance floor
Service charges, local taxes and fees
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Surf and turf menu upgrade
Gratuities
600 E Grand Ave , 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
Spend an exceptional evening cruising the shoreline of Chicago onboard a luxury yacht, admiring the city’s striking architecture as you enjoy a gourmet 3-course dinner. It’s the perfect way to spend a festive evening living it up with friends, family, or that special someone during your time in Chicago.

Make your way to Navy Pier on the evening of your cruise, making sure to dress to impress for this festive evening. As you make your way through this famous entertainment complex, enjoy the bustling mix of pedestrians, street performers, and lakeshore views found at this famous pier.

Then step on board your yacht to begin your unforgettable evening. Receive a personal welcome from the captain and crew as you climb aboard. You’ll also have your picture taken by the ship's photographer to help capture the moment. Then follow your host as you’re whisked to your private table for your meal. The servers will introduce themselves and offer you the chance to decide how you’d like them to pace your meal.

Your evening’s menu consists of a collection of seasonally-selected hors d’oeuvres, entrées, side dishes, and desserts, each of which is freshly created on board the ship each day. See the Itinerary below for full details. Pair your dinner with a drink from the full-service bar, offering a variety of craft beers, unique cocktails, and wine list (at your own expense). Musical entertainment is provided by the onboard DJ, who will keep things lively with a mix that covers everything from classic jazz to more contemporary hits.

When you have a few moments, make sure to explore the ship’s luxurious design and amenities. Ranging from the temperature-controlled dining area to the Observation deck, you’re sure to notice the vessel’s attention to detail and unique art deco interior accents, most of which pay homage to the classic ocean liners of yesteryear. Make sure to also stop by the Captain’s bridge, an area that’s open to all guests for the majority of the cruise.

Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise:

In the summer months, upgrade your Chicago Dinner Cruise experience to include a spectacular fireworks display on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and select Thursday's and Fridays. You will observe the show from the decks of the ship and see the magnificent sky lit up at night.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
Willis Tower
Pass By:  
Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
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Navy Pier
Navy Pier
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Chicago Skyline
Chicago Skyline
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking. Guests who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks only
  • Surf and turf menu upgrade is an additional cost and may be paid direct to operator on day of departure
  • FIREWORK CRUISES
  • View the spectacular 30-minute pyro-musical program fireworks display with the world famous Chicago Skyline as a backdrop for your unforgettable evening.
  • Firework Schedule from Memorial Day - Labor Day
  • Wednesday 9:30pm
  • Saturday 10:15pm
  • Dress Code:
  • Odyssey can be your opportunity to dress up. For women, cocktail wear, a dress, or dressy-casual attire is appropriate. For men, collared shirts and dress pants are recommended. Dressier jeans are acceptable. However, casual jeans, t-shirts, athletic shoes, or flip flops are discouraged.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Entertainment Cruises
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:The Premier Dinner Cruise departs from Navy Pier: 600 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the departure point for the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Local Parking is available at 600 E Grand Ave. Alternative parking is available at 460 E. Illinois St. and 403 E. Grand Ave. (one block from Navy Pier.) There may be a fee for parking.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan handicap accessible?
A:Yes. Please be sure to notate any special needs or requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there any age restrictions on the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:There are no age restrictions. Children ages 3-12 enjoy a discount rate and infants under 3 years old go free as lap children.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there high chairs available for my child during the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Yes, high chairs are available for use during the dinner cruise.
Apr 2021
Q:
How should I dress for the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Business to dressy casual attire is recommended. For men, slacks or khaki pants and a collared shirt with or without a jacket; for women, slacks or skirts with a collared shirt or dress. Please no jeans, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, or gym shoes.
Apr 2021
Q:
How early should I check in for the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I smoke on board the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.
Apr 2021
Q:
Where do we sit on the boat during the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:As you board, our Captain and Marine Crew will direct you to your deck. From there the Host/Hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there vegetarian selections available during the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Yes, vegetarian options are available with notice. If you require any dietary restrictions or have food allergies, please notate them in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own cake for a celebration during the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Yes, guests are allowed to bring a cake, which must be in a closed, covered container (e.g. cake box.) You must keep the cake at your table as there is no available storage on board. There may be a cake cutting fee.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms on board the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Yes, there are restrooms on board for your convenience.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there life jackets available onboard the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Each vessel is 100% U.S. Coast Guard and Transport Canada certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.
Apr 2021
Q:
What happens in case of bad weather during the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Cruises sail rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard or Transport Canada, the boat will remain dockside but provide the full dining service.
Apr 2021
Q:
Will I get seasick during the Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Most guests experience no discomfort at all as we do not leave the calm waters of the harbor. If you tend to have a problem with motion sickness, you may wish to bring Dramamine or other seasickness medication.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan.

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Tiffani birthday dinner cruise
Angela_E
, Nov 2021
What was most memorable to me is my two teenage grandchildren who were with us, this was their first experience on a dinner cruise. We were celebrating my daughter, their mothers birthday. The food was absolutely delicious.
star-2
Bad experience. No shows,...
Luiz_O
, Nov 2021
Bad experience. No shows, no dancing, DJ did not play music until the last 20 minutes of the cruise. No Tour guide. Bad experience all together. Menu listed food That was not included in the meal. We paid $189.00 per person to find out that more than half of the menu was not included. No shoes. Rip Off! Don’t waste your money.
star-3
Probably won’t recommend
Tim_K
, Nov 2021
The view is spectacular, and the ambience was light and fun. The servers were very attentive, and the manager, Jose Garcia, obviously took a lot of pride in his work. However, the food was so salty we absolutely could not eat it. Even after we returned our food and they brought us a second entrée, it was too salty to eat. Also, it seemed as if there was an “up charge” for everything! Having spent $450 for the trip, I felt cheated when I had to shell out an additional $200!
star-1
Very disppointed
Michele_T
, Oct 2021
one of my kids was unable to join us because of urgent matter. I was trying to refund his ticket but when I called the viator the lady who answered didnt even ask my name, the details of my call and just told No we cannot refund and its not transferrable. Very rude!! If im going to cruise again I am not going to book in viator. I rate them negative 10.
star-4
I will recommended this to anyone who want to try something ..
Corethea_B
, Oct 2021
Well, I didn't think we would make it on time. We drove from Wisconsin got to Navy pier just in time to board the ship...I was very impress with the whole lay out, everybody was dress for date night, the view was great, weather was not to bad, and food was tasty. Biggest part of my night was my boyfriend proposed on one knee ...Timing was perfect. I planned to book again in July for both daughter's birthday
star-5
Cruising on Lake Michigan
Victoria_B
, Oct 2021
Great food, good drinks, positive vibes… good music. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.
star-5
Enchanted evening!
Cindy_C
, Oct 2021
Meal, views, service, entertainment, and atmosphere were all excellent. We experienced a wonderful evening! Highly recommend!
star-3
Be very careful in what you order
Cindy_S
, Oct 2021
First off there is nothing at the address given on your website or confirmation. Second there is no vessel name given either. The actual company name is also not listed for anyone to find the booth to get boarding passes. Knowing what booth to go to is not easy to figure out. Thankfully CPD was walking on the pier. They asked if it was a party or dinner vessel and pointed us in the right direction. Lastly. The three course meal is not explained nor do the menus include the additional prices if you select what is not included. They don’t tell you what is not included either. There isn’t even a separate menu. Your surprise is in the additional bill at the end. Waitress says she did explain but she did not. I even remembered word for word what she said after I said this was our first time doing this and didn’t know what to order. All I knew was three course meal and something about surf and turf and I’m not sure what that means. She then just asks what would you like as an appetizer, main course and dessert. At no time does she say that the lobster will be $42 more dollars or the shrimp cocktail $14. She did say since we got the shrimp cocktail we could still get the salads or soup. So I added the salad. My husband passed. Next the manager comes to the table and says that all the waiters are trained to explain this prior to us placing the order. If that is so, the people seated next to us also complained that they were not told. As I went passed the kitchen, there was another waiter saying that another customer was complaining about the same thing. I wonder how many more surprised customers there were. The manager told us we had to pay for our meals. They did not even knock off 10% or a free shrimp cocktail. I figured this was the plan to make more money all along. It does say “ surf and turf” is not included but my salmon was but not the shrimp cocktail or lobster. When she didn’t tell us what we ordered was not included I figured “surf and turf” might mean getting a steak and fish combination plate. As far as a recommendation,I would just tell friends to cruise the lake and eat a meal at a restaurant elsewhere! If you want to do this, don’t just ask your waitress how does this work? Ask how much extra is anything going to be. The liquor menu has pricing so should the dinner menu!! Very disappointed when scammed.
star-4
Worth the money
Paul_K
, Oct 2021
Food was delicious but our waitress was scattered in the sense that she seemed all over resulting in our food taking an hour after giving our order and main course arriving well before starters. Overall pleasant trip, good music by DJ and very accommodating staff
star-4
The best dinner cruise ever
Chavis_V
, Oct 2021
The food and service was great. The upgrade was cost efficient and the drinks were on point. The service was quick and fast.

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