Jul 13, 2009
Romantic and Fun Experience This was the first time myself, husband, daughter and son-in-law went on the Champange Dinner Cruise on the Odyssey for my birthday, July 09'. From the moment you board the crew greets you, then take a keepsake photo of your party (purchase at end of cruise if desired) and from there it was exceptional service and fun. We were seated by the window (recommended) to experience the full view. The atmosphere, service, food (seated menu), entertainment and of course the skyline was ALL fantastic. This is something that we would do once or twice a year. If you get a chance, I would highly recommend this Cruise.Was this review helpful?
Jul 14, 2010
50th Anniversary -- Exceptional event Memory-Maker !!! I have done 4-5 diner cruises and the Odyssey is by far the best and a great experience for all !!! If you enjoy fine dining with bling, I recommend the Odyssey Diner Cruise (5 star Dining on a cruise, Beautiful Sunset, Great Chicago Skyline at night, Excellent Band, Dancing and Fireworks -- WOW). We hosted a 50th Wedding Anniversary aboard the Odyssey and it was a fabulous experience for all. The Planner and Staff are outstanding. Aboard, many groups from couples, small groups, birthday parties, wedding group and to a corporate sponsored event on one deck. Our group had all age ranges. The meals were a masterpiece our complements to the chefs and servers. The ship was immaculate. The band was fantastic with a variety of music and excellent singers and musicians! Dancing was a thrill and everyone had a great time. There was no hidden fees, everything was stated up front. The table staff is exceptionally good, going above and beyond for our needs. The bar staff was superb. With the sunset and great shoreline views, exceptional well crafted meals served perfectly -- exceptional service, excellent cocktails and notable wines, wide selection reasonable rates, dessert layout was fabulous -- again noted by all guests -- this beats most venues for a special event. Odyssey experience for our special event was a exceptionally great experience and the event aboard the Odyssey made a fabulous impression on all who traveled far and near to share in the Anniversary-party!!! Kudos & Thank You to Odyssey Management and Staff -- well appreciated by all of us. A Perfect Golden Anniversary !!! We will definitely be back for the breakfast cruise and lunch cruise and more evenings out!!! Highly Recommend to All -- a perfect ten !!!Was this review helpful?
Sep 12, 2011
Very nice, but pricey. Took my wife on the cruise for her 40th birthday. The boat was very beautiful and the food was absolutely delicious! They give very generous portions and the staff was great, (Our waiter Eric was super helpful and polite)They also had a firework show at 9pm that was awesome. The band was pretty good but the woman's voice wasn't to great making the experience of the live band less enjoyable. The played some pretty good dance music at the end and dance floor was packed until the cruise was over. The only thing that disappointed me was the fact that they had no miller lite or bud lite available that night but had both beers listed on the drink menu. Being that Miller lite is the only beer we drink, it was very upsetting to me because the amount they charge for the cruise is not cheap. We ended up paying $25 dollars for a bottle of wine that's about $8-10 at a regular liquor store.Was this review helpful?
Sep 28, 2011
We went on the cruise for my birthday. It was a fun time and great view of the city. The food was good and plenty of it. The service was very bad. She was nice to us at first, but then just ignored us the rest of the night. Everytime we needed something we had to wave her down. She even forgot to give one of the courses to the folks sitting next to us. The band was good, but it got a little loud at the end. It turned from a nice dinner to a loud concert. Overall it was not that bad and I enjoyed my vacation. We got a pretty good deal through groupon. I don't think I would have paid full price for it thoughWas this review helpful?