Whereas tattered ragamuffins with gambling hands are prone to dining with the fishes, it's the esteemed members of land society who dine atop the fishes. Merge your seafaring and supping proclivities with today's Groupon: for $150, you get four tickets to a Saturday dinner cruise from the Edelweiss, departing from Port of Call Bistro & Beer Garden (up to a $300 value). Most cruises depart at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the June 11 cruise, which departs at 8 p.m.
Sea-sated guests sail into a night of delicious dinner courses and romantic scenery aboard the Edelweiss premier cruise vessels, which double as floating banquet halls featuring outdoor viewing decks and climate-controlled indoor cabins. Like all of the best baroque concertos, the Saturday feast commences with a dinner salad and concludes with a seasonal dessert. The main course plays host to a sizzling duet of grilled steak and jumbo-shrimp kebabs. These platters of protein serve as savory valleys between mountains of mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. Vegetarian dinners must be requested at the time of reservation. Liquid libations flow from a cash bar, from which guests may also purchase permits to practice their underwater cha cha routines.
The views from the vessels are some of the best of Lake Michigan, including the evening glow above the historic Third Ward, lakeside panoramas of the Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World, the beautiful lakeside beaches, and Milwaukee's famous architectural treasures. Take care when viewing the magnificent sights to avoid accidentally jamming a fork into a neighbor's top hat.
The Edelweiss's fleet of luxurious vessels sail passengers around the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan on intriguing tours of historic landmarks, elegant dinner cruises, and festive party cruises throughout the year. During cruises, guests are treated to amenities such as cocktails, champagne, and gourmet buffets while enjoying activities such as dancing and live entertainment. The Edelweiss also boasts a collection of 10-passenger pontoon boats, which groups can rent by the hour to explore the river at their leisure or use as landing vessels to go marauding on the lakefront.
106 W Wells St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203