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19
Jan 2017

Summer 2017: 8 Things We're Looking Forward to

Summer officially begins in Chicago at 11:24pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. That’s 93 days, 15 hours and 38 minutes of pure bliss. In eager anticipation of summer weekends filled with festival hopping and busy skyline-back dropped beaches, we’ve taken a look and fou...
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8
Dec 2016

Five Reasons to Plan a Wedding Cruise

Where you choose to get married is a key decision in setting the overall tone for your wedding ceremony and reception. With many incredible venues across the city to select from, we like to think a wedding cruise stands...
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16
Nov 2016

Photo: Spinning J Bakery & Soda Fountain

Best Chicago Thanksgiving Pies

Pies are delicious. And practically a must at Thanksgiving. But not everyone has the time to impress their holiday guests with a made-from-scratch post-turkey masterpiece. But that doesn't mean you can't still be the Thanksgiving pie hero...
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14
Nov 2016

Photo: 2016 Cruise Chicago Photo Contest Winner: Catherine McKenzie

WINNERS! 2016 Cruise Chicago Photo Contest

Congratulations to our 2016 Cruise Chicago Photo Contest finalists and winners! Be sure to check back in summer of 2017 to participate in our Annual Photo Contest. Meet our 2016 Grand Prize Winner, Catherine McKenzie, from Appleton, Wisconsin: 1. Tell us...
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18
Oct 2016

Docent Spotlight: Susan Osborn

Meet Susan Osborn, one of more than 100 volunteer docents for the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises. This year marks Susan's 13th year as a CAF docent (12 years spent on the...
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5
Aug 2016

About that Chicago Harbor Lighthouse...

If you have ever cruised with us, you likely have seen the lighthouse that stands almost directly east of the Chicago Lock, where the Chicago River and Lake Michigan meet. However, did you know lighthouses have been a prominent part...
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23
Jun 2016

CAF Twilight Cruise: See Chicago in a New Light

Imagine this. You depart for your journey along the Chicago River, the sun just starting to sneak behind Chicago’s magnificent buildings. As you cruise along the Chicago River, the glass from the buildings gleam golden with the setting sun. T...
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