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Odyssey Chicago River

The Odyssey Chicago River is the newest cruise vessel showing passengers the beautiful city of Chicago from a special perspective. This is a brand-new cruise, first being offered in late September 2018. Odyssey Chicago River was created in response to growing demand for a vessel that could provide a unique experience on the Chicago River.

It offers unmatched views of Chicago, as it navigates the river to provide views of the architecture, bridges, and streets that make up one of the United States’ greatest cities. The ship departs from a dock near the NBC tower on Chicago River Esplanade, a recently revitalized part of the city.

See Chicago from a unique perspective

See Chicago from a unique perspective

Purpose-built, climate controlled viewing

Purpose-built, climate controlled viewing

All on one leve

All on one level

Stunning architectural sights

Stunning architectural sights

Relax and take in the 360 panoramas

Relax and take in the 360 panoramas

Enjoy a three course, plated lunch in style

Enjoy a three course, plated lunch in style

See Chicago from a unique perspective See Chicago from a unique perspective
Purpose-built, climate controlled viewing Purpose-built, climate controlled viewing
All on one leve All on one level
Stunning architectural sights Stunning architectural sights
Relax and take in the 360 panoramas Relax and take in the 360 panoramas

What to Expect

Even before you step aboard, you will be blown away by the magnificence of this European-inspired vessel. It is a state-of-the-art climate-controlled ship that is entirely glass enclosed, providing a wonderful sailing experience in any season or weather. This trip is known as the “Architectural Cruise,” as your journey will take you through the winding rivers of Chicago where you will see some of the most iconic and historic buildings in The Windy City, including the Jewelers’ Building, Willis Tower, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Wrigley Building and Union Station.

The boat is all on one level, so it is accessible for everyone, and it provides 360 degree views so you don’t miss anything on the voyage. You will enjoy a freshly prepared, three-course plated meal as you sail through the city. There is also a DJ and dance floor on the cruise ship.

Travel Tips

- The cruise lasts approximately two and a half hours in length.

- Make sure to bring your camera - the cruise offers stunning views of the city of Chicago that you won’t get anywhere else.

- There is a cash bar offering beer, wine and craft cocktails for you to purchase.

Enjoy a three course, plated lunch in style Enjoy a three course, plated lunch in style