Although I moved to Chicago almost 3 years ago, I have never seen the city quite like I did when I boarded the Odyssey Cruise for brunch this past Sunday. It may sound a bit touristy, but it was far from it. The experience was luxurious and allowed us all to see the city in ways we hadn’t before.
As you can see, we had some killer views from the observation deck on the yacht. Plus, it was a perfect November day! I was so happy that I had the opportunity to bring my boyfriend, Brandon, on the cruise to celebrate his birthday.
The staff went all out with the cutest Fall table decor and a sign welcoming me and my friends! It was an unexpected surprise and so special. Mimosas were enjoyed and we had an endless buffet of brunch, all while taking in breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline.
Then, there were the sweets. Not only were they beautiful (can we talk about those cute cookies?) but they were decadently delicious, too. Brandon let me have a nibble of his cake before he gobbled it down, and boy, was it good. I was so impressed by the detail of our meal and the service we received on the boat. Now that I’ve taken my boyfriend on this cruise, I would love to take my parents some other time!
I’m Looking at YOU, Chicago Skyline
Part of the VIP package is seeing the Bridge, which is where the captain drives the boat. This was so fun and such a big surprise because I didn’t know we would be doing it! Did you know that yachts of this size can only go about 5 mph? Move over captain: I’m taking over!
By far, this is the best way to see the Chicago skyline. If you’re traveling here for pleasure: the Odyssey Cruise is a must. Even if you’re a Chicago native, consider booking a fun staycation and enjoy the view!
This post was sponsored by Odyssey Cruises Chicago. All opinions are my own.