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2016 Event Trends
Posted Jan 25, 2016

Who doesn’t want to be ahead of the curve and have the latest and greatest ideas in planning their next event? Whether you are planning a fun social event like a birthday party or wedding, or you are in charge of planning your next corporate outing or board meeting, industry experts say these are...

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A Day in Chicago - Holiday Itineraries
Posted Dec 04, 2015

Chicago is a beautiful city to experience the magic of the holiday season. Make special memories with families, friends or that special someone with our custom holiday itineraries.

Family Itinerary #1 

Start your morning with Breakfast with Santa and Sue at the Field Museum (Dec 19,...

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Gifts for Nautical Lovers
Posted Dec 04, 2015

We rounded up some of our favorite finds for the boat enthusiast and nautical lover in your life. These unique and thoughtful gifts are sure to please!

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5 Reasons to Book Your 2016 Corporate Event on a Boat
Posted Nov 02, 2015

It’s never too soon to think about planning your next fabulous party. Chicago’s First Lady Cruises specializes in unique, exclusive events that leave guests saying, “Wow!” If an affordable, memorable and rewarding next event is your goal, consider a cruise with Chicago’s First Lady Cruises to...

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What Is a CAF Docent?
Posted Nov 02, 2015

Wow, what a spectacular 2015 season! And a tremendous thank you to the stars of the show, the more than 100 Chicago Architecture Foundation-certified docents who led more than 2,000 river cruise tours this season. Their dedication and passion have led the Chicago Architecture Foundation River...

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Real Wedding Aboard Chicago’s Fair Lady
Posted Oct 19, 2015

Lewis/Quebbeman Wedding aboard Chicago's Fair Lady
July 2, 2015

Photography: Tracy Nightingale Photography

Congratulations to the happy couple! Thank you for spending your special day with us

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Favorite Fall Recipes from Our Caterers
Posted Oct 14, 2015

Apples, pumpkins and ciders, oh my! Fall is undoubtedly one of our favorite foodie seasons. We asked our catering partners' chefs to share some of their favorite food and drink recipes for the fall season. 

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Chicago Is Beautiful in the Fall
Posted Oct 06, 2015

Now that local schools and colleges are back in session, weekends become more valuable than ever before. But not everyone knows the tourism season in Chicago remains in session and there are many fantastic opportunities to see Chicago from the lake, river, observation deck, by foot and by...

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October Is All About Architecture
Posted Sep 28, 2015

Fall is a beautiful time to visit Chicago. And for architecture and design enthusiasts in particular, October is the ideal month experience one of the world’s greatest cities, thanks to several special architectural happenings. Even if architecture isn’t a top interest on your list, any of these...

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Cruise Chicago Photo Contest - 15 Cool Entries
Posted Sep 03, 2015

It's the final month to enter our Cruise Chicago Photo Contest! If you've cruised with us on a private or public tour between July 11 - September 30, 2015, your photos can be entered into our Cruise Chicago Photo Contest for the chance to win our Luxury Chicago Weekend Grand Prize:

  • Private...

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Dad Deserves a Cruise!
Posted May 16, 2015

Get dad a card. Always get dad a card. Then step it up a notch and surprise him this year with something more. Give the gift of memories. We have five ideas to show dad it’s all about him this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2015.

1. Cruise. Treat the world’s #1 dad to Chicago’s #1 tour. Sit...

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12 Breakfast Best Bets Near Dock
Posted Mar 17, 2015

Coffee, donuts and omelettes, oh my! Whether you are looking for a good spot to grab a pre-cruise coffee or want the full weekend brunch experience, see our recommendations for 12 delicious places for morning eats within walking distance from our dock. It’s time to get your breakfast on.


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