Chicago Brunch Cruises
Enjoy a casual brunch cruise on Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois.
This is the perfect way to experience the Chicago skyline from a unique vantage point. Enjoy a two hour escape to the signature elegance and total entertainment experience only a true luxury cruising vessel can provide.
Creative appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared fresh onboard daily.
Award-winning wines are available for purchase from our cash bar.
Enjoy dancing to live music and unmatched views of the historic Chicago skyline drifting past your table.
These rates are for Sunday brunch cruises.
|Elegant Sunday Brunch Cruise in Chicago
12:00 noon on Sundays
Boarding 45 minutes before departure
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||72 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. This tour does NOT include a hotel pick-up. Rates are per person and include food service gratuity. Bar service and bar service gratuity are not included. Child discount applies to ages 3 through 11; children 2 and under are free. Reserve online, or call us toll-free at 888-881-3284.
There is a $5.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order.
There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.
Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.
Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.
This cruise is not available for Valentines, Easter, Mothers Day or Fathers Day. On those dates, special event cruises are offered at different rates.
The experience begins as you board our luxury yacht at the Pier. After a quick stop for a commemorative boarding photo, one of our host's will seat you at your private table. Relax with a beverage, or tour the ships three indoor dining rooms.
A great way to start your afternoon is by watching the boat cast off from one of our outside observation decks.
When you are ready to begin lunch, order your meal from the extensive menu of creative appetizers, entrees and desserts complemented perfectly by our excellent wine list. Bring an appetite, as the food is delicious, plentiful and always prepared freshly to your specifications.
Throughout the cruise our live trio sets the mood.
Enjoy a wide range of music from classic jazz to contemporary favorites. Be sure to bring along your camera to capture the historic Chicago skyline.
On your return to the Pier, the crew will wish you farewell.
When you disembark be sure to stop and view your boarding photo, processed and ready for purchase.
Sightseeing on the Cruise:
Your excursion covers the magnificent lakefront with spectacular views of the city's downtown. No trip to Chicago is complete without a view from the deck of our festive ship. And while you're enjoying all the highlights, you can dine, dance and have a great time, too.
1. Navy Pier
This Chicago landmark was built in 1916 and today offers more than 50 acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, and attractions including one of the country's largest Ferris Wheels.
2. Jardine Filtration Plant
The world's largest filtration plant; it processes one million gallons a minute.
3. Adler Planetarium
Built in 1930, this fascinating attraction was a gift to the city from Max Adler of Sears & Roebuck fame.
4. John G. Shedd Aquarium
Opened in 1930, its original salt water came by train from Key West. Today, it is home to more than 8,000 aquatic animals.
5. Soldier Field
Opened in 1924, it was named in memory of Americans killed in World War I, and later rededicated to World War II soldiers. It is now home stadium of the Chicago Bears football team.
6. Grant Park
Covering 319 prime acres along the lakefront, it was developed into one of America's great city parks after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
7. Buckingham Fountain
Built in 1927 at the center of Grant Park, this is the world's largest lighted fountain.
8. McCormick Place
This stunning lakefront convention center boasts the largest column-free space in the world.
9. Willis Tower
At 110 stories, this soaring skyscraper was the world's tallest building until 1996 when the Petronus Towers in Malaysia were built. From the Willis Tower Observatory, you can see Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana.
10. Associates Center
Now known as the "Stone Container Building," this uniquely designed diamond-roofed structure was completed in 1983 at 41 stories and has been featured in movies and television.
11. Amoco Oil Building
Built in 1973 and rising 80 stories, it is one of the tallest buildings in Chicago. It is unusual for the fact that it has no corner offices.
12. A T & T Corporate Center
Affectionately known as the "white castle building," it was built in 1988 and, at 875 feet, is among the top ten tallest buildings in Chicago.
13. John Hancock Center
When it was completed in 1970, it was the world's tallest building, supported by braces to prevent it from swaying in the gusts off Lake Michigan. Its skywalk observatory, at 1127 feet, is the Midwest's highest open-air experience.
14. Lake Michigan
Formed by Ice Age glaciers, it is the only one of the Great Lakes that lies wholly in the US. It is approximately 307 miles long, 118 miles wide and 925 feet deep.
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Caesar Salad - Crisp Romaine Hearts tossed with hand cut Croutons, shaved Parmesan Reggiano, in a traditional Caesar Dressing
Mixed Greens with Apples and Strawberries - Fresh Salad Greens tossed with Granny Smith Apples, Caramelized Pecans, Strawberries, Grape Tomatoes and crumbled Bleu Cheese, in a Raspberry Vinaigrette
Scrambled Eggs with Wisconsin Cheddar
Applewood Smoked Bacon
Hash Brown Potatoes with Peppers and Onions
Yogurt and Granola
House-Griddled Belgian Waffles Freshly made Waffles served with a selection of Maple Syrup, Cinnamon Whipped Cream, Dark Chocolate Shavings and Fresh Berry Sauce
Strawberries and Cream French Toast Cinnamon-Battered Texas Toast filled with Strawberry Cream Cheese, topped with fresh Strawberries and Powdered Sugar
Maple-Glazed Chipotle Chicken Pan-roasted smoked Chicken Breast, served with a fiery Vegetable Ratatouille topped with a Chipotle Tomato Cream
Penne Rigatta Primavera Penne Pasta tossed with fresh Broccoli, Mushrooms, Red Peppers and Smoked Gouda Cream Sauce
Wild Mushroom Trio Shiitake, Portabella and Button Mushrooms, roasted in Garlic and Onions, served with a Tomato Concasse and Rosemary Polenta
Smoked Salmon Station Platters of smoked Salmon, served with a selection of fresh Bagels, assorted Cheeses, Capers and Red Onion
Argentinean Tilapia Pan-seared Tilapia Fillets marinated in spicy Chimichurri Sauce, served with Sweet Corn Hominy Posole and crispy Corn Tortilla Strips
CARVED TO ORDER
Black Pepper-Crusted Sirloin Roasted Sirloin with natural Juices and served with Horseradish Cream
Odyssey's Signature Chocolate Fountain
Assortment of Domestic and Imported Cheeses, Fresh Fruit, Cakes and Pastries
Frequently Asked Questions
May I bring my own camera on board?
Guests are more than welcome to bring their own camera for personal pictures aboard the ship. In addition, as you are boarding, the ship's photographer records the moment for your entire party. As you depart, you'll find your boarding photo ready for purchase.
Are children allowed on the dinner cruise?
Children are welcome on the cruise; however, a child rate is not available for our dinner cruises. Children under 3 are complimentary and a discount is offered for children between the ages of 3 and 11 on our Brunch and Lunch Cruises.
Is there a coat check where my jacket and briefcase may be kept during the cruise?
Coat checks are available when needed. Your server would be more than happy to check any items for you at the beginning of your cruise.
What is our cruise route?
Weather permitting, We cruise south along the lake shore, past the Adler Planetarium, north to Montrose harbor, then returns south to Navy Pier. All the while, We offer unmatched views of our world-famous skyline, from the Sears Tower, the John Hancock, to the Museum campus, Aon Center and more.
How far off shore does the ship travel?
The ship is licensed to travel as far as 3 miles off shore, however, our cruise route typically remains only one mile off shore.
Can I bring a birthday cake on-board?
Small cakes that do not require refrigeration are allowed to be brought on board. Your server will place the cake in our pantry until it is ready to be cut and served.
What is the dress attire?
The atmosphere is special and we hope our guests experience it to its fullest. For Brunch Cruises, we recommend dressy-casual attire, such as nice slacks and collared shirts. We request no jeans, shorts, tank tops, halter-tops, gym shoes or flip-flops are worn on any cruise.
What type of entertainment do you have?
The brunch cruise will feature the sounds of the Mike Frost Group playing a wide range of jazz from artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Branford Marsalis.
What size groups can you accommodate?
We accommodate groups from 2 to 600.
Is the vessel handicapped accessible?
Yes, the vessel is handicap accessible. Once your party arrives, our marine crew can assist you as you embark our boarding ramp. Please indicate when making your reservation that you have handicap guests in your party.
What beverages are served on your cruise?
Coffee, tea and iced tea are included in the ticket price. Any additional beverages may be purchased onboard at our cash bar.
Do you offer Kosher meals?
Yes we do offer a Kosher Meal option on our lunch and dinner cruises. We order from an outside establishment who delivers the meal to us fresh that day/evening. The meal typically consists of a plated chicken dish with vegetables. We can do fresh fruit for your dessert option. You will be served your Kosher Meal in place our standard 4-course meal at your private table. Please notify your Reservation Agent of any kosher requirements at least 48 hours in advance of your event.
Do you offer vegetarian meals?
Yes, please check our menu for our vegetarian options. If you have any special dietary concerns please notify your Reservation Agent to make special arrangements.
Can I bring wrapped gifts or packages onboard?
Yes, you can. Please be aware that we have the right to inspect all bags and packages prior to boarding.
Is there a phone on the boat that receives calls?
We do not have a phone for use by guests. However, most cellular services are available on the water as we do typically do not cruise beyond one mile off shore.
Are there restrooms on board?
Yes, restrooms are located in every enclosed dining room on the ship.
Is there pre-assigned seating?
As you board, our captain and marine crew will direct you to your deck. From there, our hostess will show you to your assigned table(s).
How many people may be seated at one table?
Anywhere from 2-10 people may be seated at one table, depending on the total number of individuals on the ship during a given cruise. If your party requires more than one table, we will ensure that they are located next to each other.
Is smoking allowed on the cruise?
Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only.
How soon will my party begin eating on our cruise?
Once on your deck, our hostess will greet you and escort you to your private table where your wait staff will introduce themselves and give you the opportunity to decide for yourself how to pace your service. You may visit the buffet immediately if you so choose.
What if it rains or snows?
We will cruise in most weather conditions all-year round. Each enclosed deck is climate controlled and the weather will not affect your cruise. 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.
72 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. This tour does NOT include a hotel pick-up. Rates are per person and include food service gratuity. Bar service and bar service gratuity are not included. Child discount applies to ages 3 through 11; children 2 and under are free. Reserve online, or call us toll-free at 888-881-3284.