Chicago Odyssey Lake Michigan Lunch Cruise
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Adler Planetarium, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
Pass By: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3419
Cruise in and out of Navy Pier
Pass By: McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60616-1419
Start Location: 600 E Grand Ave , Chicago, IL, 60611
Start Location Notes: Self-Parking Navy Pier | 600 E Grand Avenue | Chicago, IL 60611 We recommend you park in the West Parking Garage near door 8 to most easily access Odyssey Chicago. For the most current parking rates, visit Navy Pier Garages
Start Location Direction: Driving From the South: Take the Dan Ryan Expressway West to Lake Shore Dr. North. Exit Grand Ave./Illinois St. to Navy Pier From the Southwest: Take Interstate 55 North (Stevenson) to Lake Shore Dr. North. Exit Grand Ave./Illinois St. to Navy Pier From the Far Southwest: Follow Interstate 57 North to the Dan Ryan Expressway West. Go to Lake Shore Dr. North Exit Grand Ave./Illinois St. to Navy Pier From the Southeast: Take 90/94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway) to Lake Shore Dr. North. Exit Grand Ave./Illinois St. to Navy Pier From the North: Take 90/94 East (Kennedy) to Ohio St. Exit. Turn right on Fairbanks/Columbus Dr. Turn left on Illinois St. to Navy Pier From the Northeast: Take Lake Shore Dr. South to the Grand Ave./Illinois St. exit. Turn left on Illinois St. to Navy Pier CTA Navy Pier is served by several bus lines from the Loop, including: 29-State 56-Milwaukee 65-Grand 66-Chicago routes
Covid 19 Safety Measures
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
Cancellation Policy: none
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: We regret there are no refunds or exchanges. All sales are final. We cruise year-round, rain or shine. In the rare event the Coast Guard prohibits cruising because of weather, we will contact you to make other arrangements.
A waiter will take your individual order after your party is seated. You may request that your lunch be served immediately or that your meal be served at a more leisurely pace.
Dress code: For women, dressy-casual attire such as pants, sundresses, nice shorts, or a nice outfit are recommended. For men, dressy-casual attire such as nice pants or shorts and a collared shirt is suggested. Nice, designer jeans are acceptable. However, casual jeans, t-shirts, athletic shoes, or flip flops are discouraged.
What payment options do I have?
PLEASE NOTE: Only credit cards will be accepted for additional on-board purchases.
Are your ships wheelchair accessible?
Odyssey Lake Michigan Accessibility*
One of the three interior decks aboard Odyssey Lake Michigan is wheelchair accessible and also has bathrooms that are wheelchair accessible.
*Please call 888-345-6660 to discuss any accessibility concerns and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.
Is there entertainment on-board?
Yes! While boarding and dining, you'll enjoy some light music that will whisk you away to a more relaxed state and help you unwind. After dining, our DJ will turn up the tunes, spin some recognizable favorites, and encourage guests to make their way to do the dance floor. If you're not in the mood for dancing, our outdoor decks are a perfect place to relax with some light music and take in Chicago's world-famous skyline.
What attire do you recommend?
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. Dressy jeans are acceptable. Casual jeans, t-shirts, athletic shoes or flip flops are discouraged. Don’t forget, we’ll be cruising on the water! For your safety, we suggest wearing flat, closed-toed shoes (recommended, but not required or enforced).
What is the difference between "Boarding Time" and "Cruising Time" ?
"Boarding Time" is the earliest you and your guests may board the ship. You are free to board any time after that up until the "Cruise Time." The ship will leave port at the "Cruise Time." We recommend allowing plenty of time for parking and getting to the ship. The ship leaves promptly at the listed “Cruise Time” and passengers will not be able to board once the ship sets sail.
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.
What is your rescheduling policy?
All cruise tickets are non-refundable.
Are children allowed?
Children are allowed on all Chicago cruises.
Do you offer any children discounts?
Children under 3 are complimentary and a discount is offered for children between the ages of 3 and 12 on Lunch Cruises. On all cruises, children 2 and under are complimentary but require a boarding ticket so please mention when making a reservation. Discounts may not be offered on select specialty cruises.
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.
How do you celebrate special occasions on-board?
Our kitchen staff will bring out a specialty dessert and card for the guest(s) of honor. A candle will be included on the dessert plate along with a special message from our team.
What beverages are served on your cruise?
Coffee, tea and iced tea are included in the ticket price. We have fully-stocked bars, and any additional beverages may be purchased onboard at our cash bar.
Do you accommodate dietary restrictions?
Please check our menu for our vegetarian options. While we offer gluten and allergy free products and gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chef prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products. If you have any other special dietary concerns, please contact your event planner or guest services at 866-305-2469.
Can I bring wrapped gifts or packages on board?
Yes, you can. Please be aware that Odyssey has the right to inspect all bags and packages prior to boarding.
Are there restrooms on board?
Yes, restrooms are located in every enclosed dining room on the ship.
When does the season end?
We cruise all year round! In fact, December is one of our most popular months due to the many Holiday Parties we have aboard. We also cruise for both New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day!
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 2-8 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 our observation deck.
Where do I pick up my tickets?
Your tickets will be at the Odyssey Ticket Booth, located next to the ship. For your convenience, you can pick up your tickets 30 minutes prior to boarding.
What kind of security check is required when I pick up my tickets and board the ship?
Your photo identification and reservation number are required at our Ticket Booth when picking up your tickets. In accordance with US Coast Guard Regulation, all passengers and their belongings being brought on to our vessels are subject to search and screening. In order to expedite the boarding process we ask that you please do not bring any unnecessary bags on board and please make sure that all gifts are in gift bags or unwrapped for easy screening.
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. Serving may begin immediately.
What if it rains or snows?
Odyssey 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.