On a dinner cruise, passengers should remember that port means left, starboard means right, and "man the cannons" means ice cream is about to be served. Teach your mouth to speak like a sailor with today's Groupon to Odyssey Cruises. Choose from the following options:
- For $58, you get an evening dinner cruise on a Sunday (a $112.74 value).
- For $68, you get an evening dinner cruise on a Monday–Friday (up to a $135.86 value).
- For $83 you get an evening dinner cruise with fireworks on a Saturday during the month of October (a $168.50 value).
Odyssey Cruises delivers diners a finely crafted three-course dinner menu paired with an evening view of the Chicago skyline. Cameras capture pre-voyage smiles as diners board the sleek white yacht to be seated by the dashingly dressed crew, who help passengers decide on the pace of their meal and which skyscraper they'd like their appetizer to resemble. During the first course, duck confit snuggles inside a baked puff pastry, and the maple-glazed chipotle chicken collides sweet with savory for the main course. Afterward, sweet teeth sink into the chocolate truffle torte, the ship's signature dessert that engulfs dark cake and mousse in a dark-chocolate ganache.
A live band sets feet to tapping and deck floors to vibrating as they fill the ship with music, dancing and the occasional trumpet-powered whale call. Observation decks provide serene views of the city and lake as the sun punches out for the day, beginning its slow trek toward tomorrow morning.
Since 1996, the staff at Seadog Cruises has welcomed explorers aboard sophisticated, open-air speedboats for city tours. Over the years, they’ve led more than two million sightseers through Baltimore and Chicago on cruises that elucidate city histories, paying special attention to landmarks such as Baltimore’s Naval Reserve Center and Chicago’s Tribune Tower. Their fleet of sea crafts uses low-sulfur diesel and a four-stroke engines that produce lower emissions than older models, allowing eco-conscious passengers to rest easy and fish to finally open their windows for some fresh water.