Chicago New Year Dinner Cruises

Front Row Seats to Navy Pier Fireworks and Chicago Skyline

City of Chicago Navy Pier sets off a spectacular fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. Dinner Cruises offer a front-row seat along with celebratory food and drink.

Chicago, Illinois is an exciting place to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Holiday decorations festively light up downtown, including the fantastic Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier. Fireworks from Navy Pier light up the skies over the lakefront.

The dinner cruise lines that depart from Navy Pier are an excellent place to ring in the New Year. The ships offer front row seats to the New Year’s Eve fireworks show and the city skyline.

There are also holiday cruises over the weekend before New Year’s. Following is information about the festive cruise packages.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruises

The Odyssey New Years Eve Fireworks Cruise

Elegant cruising vessel departs Navy Pier at 9:30 pm for a three house cruise. The party includes butlered hor d’oeuvres, a three-course deluxe dinner, dessert station, chocolate fountain, open premium bar, live entertainment, dancing, party favors, and a champagne toast to ring in the New Year. Black Tie optional. $192.10 per person plus tax, fees, and 18% prepaid service charge. For an additional charge, a bottle of champagne and roses can be added to make the evening more festive and romantic. Call 866-305-2469 for information and reservations.

Mystic Blue Cruises New Year’s Firework’s Cruise

Party into the New Year includes butlered hors d’oeuvres, holiday food station menu, open premium bar, DJ entertainment, champagne toast at midnight. See the spectacular fireworks from Navy Pier. One Mystic Blue boarding photo per couple is included. The three house cruise departs at 9:30 pm. Inclusive price $145.00 plus taxes, fees, and 18% prepaid service charges. Must be 21 or older with ID.. Dress casually to cocktail attire. Call 877-299-7783.

Spirit Cruises New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise

Four-hour party on the lake includes deluxe holiday buffet, hor oeuvres, open premium bar, extended dockside party, live entertainment, DJ for dancing, champagne toast at midnight, and fantastic views of the Navy Pier Fireworks. The boarding party starts at 9:30 pm. The three-hour cruise departs at 9:30 pm. $179 per person. 1-866-835-7245.

Holiday Cruises on the Weekend Preceding New Year’s Eve

Odyssey Early New Year’s Celebrations

The Odyssey offers Champagne Dinner Cruises on Friday, December 28, and Saturday, December 29. Start celebrating New Year’s early on the luxury cruises offering Chicago skyline views, distinctive cuisine, and live entertainment. These cruises differ from the New Year’s Eve event, in that they do not offer an open bar or fireworks. Friday $93.00, Saturday $106.90. Additional fees, taxes and an18% prepaid service charge apply. Call 866-305-2469 for information and reservations.

Mystic Blue Club Mystic Eve of the Eve Cruise

The sister vessel to the Odyssey offers a more casual celebration on December 30. The celebrations include a buffet meal, an open premium bar, and dancing to music spun by a DJ. The two house cruise departs at midnight. Dress in clean, stylish nightclub wear. $73.88 per person plus fees, tax, and 18% service fee. All passengers must be 21 or older with a valid ID. 1-866.273-7783.

Spirit Family Holiday Dinner Cruise

December 29. The family cruise departs at 6 pm. $50 adults, $30 children. 1-866.273-7783.

Information for this article was gathered from the website of Odyssey Cruises, Mystic Blue Cruises, and Spirit Cruises.

Magnificent Mile hotels provide an elegant place to stay while enjoying the festivities in the city

The City of Chicago Holiday Trolley offers free transportation to Navy Pier during specified hours.

Happy New Year!

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