The extension of the Chicago Riverwalk and a wide-range of new additions in recent years like City Winery and the soon-to-be Apple Store have made the Chicago River a pretty happening place to visit, which is why Odyssey Chicago is planning to roll out a new dinner cruise boast as early as next summer.
According to a report from the Tribune, the new glass-topped boat will hold up to 200 guests and will be fully climate-controlled, allowing for year-round cruising up and down the main branch of the river, and portions of the north and south branches. The glass roof will of course also allow cruisers to take in much of downtown Chicago’s spectacular architecture, and the vessel will also include an outdoor observation space that will be ideal for guest-use during the warmer summer months.
Like cruises on Lake Michigan, the new Odyssey riverboat will offer seasonal plated means and even a DJ, much like its riverboats already operating in Washington D.C. on the Potomac River, and in New York along the Hudson River.
The new 140-foot long riverboat is currently being built in Florida and will eventually launch of the north side of the river near NBC Tower.