Entertainment Cruises offers a very unique way to entertain your guests for any occasion, with all-inclusive dining cruises on Lake Michigan. From corporate outings to weddings and birthday parties, we have packages available that include the cruise, menu, bar and entertainment, all for one price per person. We also have a variety of other entertainment options such as casino, games, live bands, etc. There is no better way to enjoy the skyline views than from our beautiful vessels on the water.
The corporate market is definitely our largest. We are a popular destination for unique and memorable client entertaining events, business lunches, corporate anniversaries, holiday parties, product launches and so much more. Employers love treating their hard-working team to a day or night out on the water with fine dining, cocktails, music, dancing and priceless views of the Chicago skyline.
Chicago Elite is especially a popular venue choice for corporate groups, as the newly renovated private yacht allows for complete customization – from the menu to the cruise times, to entertainment and décor – and the utmost luxury and exclusivity. It’s an impressive event location, and offers guests to feel truly VIP throughout the entire cruise experience.
The Entertainment Cruises fleet – Odyssey, Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue, Chicago Elite and the Seadog speedboats – can accommodate almost any type of celebration. A birthday, bar mitzvah, date night, family reunion, church outing, field trip, graduation celebration, fraternity or sorority event, alumni reunion, anniversary and everything in between is made even more special from our perspective out on the water.
Weddings and wedding related events are given a built in photo backdrop aboard one of our ships. There’s nothing quite like celebrating your special day with a beautiful, shimmering skyline as your backdrop. A yacht wedding is guaranteed to be one you and your guests will never forget.
“Everyone was fantastic and the Cruise was great everyone enjoyed themselves.” – TCF Bank
“We had a wonderful evening on board the Elite – I have had great feedback from my colleagues. We would refer in a heartbeat. Thank you and all the staff on board who were just a delight. We also loved the DJ!” – Feralloy Corporation
“We all had an AWESOME time on the yacht. Like you said, the crew worked really hard to make sure we had a great time. The DJ rocked. The bar tenders catered to the crowd. The food was fantastic. And, the weather cooperated. Thank you for such a great experience.” – EDL Consulting
Private or Semi Private Space Available
Chicago Elite – up to 150 guests
Odyssey – up to 749 guests
Spirit of Chicago – up to 600 guests
Mystic Blue – up to 600 guests
Seadog – up to 100 for one boat and up to 400 for the fleet
1. Elite – Dining deck: up to 150
2. Elite – Cocktail Lounge deck: up to 150
3. Odyssey – Topaz deck: up to 232
4. Odyssey – Sapphire deck: up to 250
5. Odyssey – Amethyst deck: up to 146
6. Spirit of Chicago – Fiesta deck: up to 229
7. Spirit of Chicago – Jubilee deck: up to 214
8. Spirit of Chicago – Celebration deck: up to 126
9. Mystic Blue – Horizon deck: up to 210
10. Mystic Blue – Escapade deck: up to 224
11. Mystic Blue – Vista deck: up to 76
We are most proud of our ability to?
We pride ourselves on our commitment to creating unforgettable memories for our guests. After all, our ‘mission statement’ is: Inspired by our commitment to excellence, we create unforgettable memories. We go above and beyond to provide WOW moments so that no matter what the occasion is – birthday, client entertaining, anniversary, reunion, date night, summer outing, holiday party, luncheon, field trip – it’s always a fond memory for those celebrating.
We are famous with customers for our ability to?
Our guests can count on us to always make sure they leave with a smile and having had a few hours of total carefree fun. It’s our mission to make sure their event is always looked back on as one of the best, and with a smile on their face. Whether this includes menu adjustments or music selections or a visit to the bridge to meet the captain, we do our best to accommodate all special requests to ensure the event is just as the guests desires it to be.
Unlike our competition, we offer customers?
First and foremost, the views. You simply cannot beat the perspective of the city from the water – it’s simply stunning. The Chicago skyline in the background makes for the most frame able (or Instagram-able photos). Guests also love the allure of boarding a yacht and getting into the boating spirit. It’s not often you get to board a large, grandiose yacht, and the experience is definitely not lost on the guest.
Our staff also makes us stand out. We pride ourselves on having passionate, caring, attentive and personable staff that goes out of their way to accommodate our guests’ needs. It’s not uncommon for guests to refer to staff by their names when sending post-cruise feedback, or to see shout outs on our social media pages. Our guests truly feel taken care of for the 2-3 hours that they are on board.
We would like our customers to tell their friends that we provide the best?
We would love for our customers to be pleased enough with their event to recommend us, but we would most importantly want them to speak about the unique experience and that their event was one they’ll never forget. We want them to feel as if the staff – from the first call of interest about an event through the booking and planning process all the way through the event itself – was attentive and ensured their event was a success and enjoyable for all guests.
Our company enhances customer lives by offering?
We offer our guests the opportunity to enjoy an accomplishment or milestone in their life in a unique, memorable way and offer them the celebration setting they deserve. We provide an escape for a few hours, where guests can let us handle everything, and all they have to worry about is taking it all in – the dining, the drinks, the music, the company of their friends, colleagues or family, and of course, the views.
We offer our customers the best?
Because we offer an all-inclusive cruise experience, it can be said that we are a “one-stop shop” providing our guests a very simple and easy event planning process. From linens to plate ware and glassware, to entertainment, food and beverage, Entertainment Cruses provides it all. All our guests have to do is come on board and enjoy a fabulous night out on the Lake.
3. Infosys Consulting
5. CAT Footwear
Chicago Elite – Crain’s Chicago Best New Event Spaces 2016
Odyssey – Best of the Knot 2016, 2014, 2013 & 2012
Odyssey – Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine Best of Boats/Charters/Cruises in 2011, 2012 & 2014
Odyssey – Concierge Preferred “Concierge Favorite” in 2011 and 2014
Odyssey – Trip Advisor 2014 Excellence Award
Odyssey - Chicago Traveler 2014 Editor’s Choice for Best in Boats
Odyssey – Destination Guide 2012 Best Cruise Line in Chicago
Spirit of Chicago - Chicago Traveler 2014 Editor’s Choice for Best in Boats
Spirit of Chicago - Trip Advisor 2014 Excellence Award
Spirit of Chicago – Chicago Parent’s Best Places to Flirt in 2013
Mystic Blue - Best of the Knot 2016, 2014 & 2013
Seadog - Chicago Traveler 2014 Editor’s Choice for Best in Boats
Seadog - Trip Advisor 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 Excellence Award
Seadog – Time Out Chicago Kids 2012 Best Kid-Friendly Thrill (Seadog Extreme)
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Chicago, IL 60611
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