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8
Nov 2017

Photo: Grand Prize Winner: @goralka102 (view full image below)

WINNERS! 2017 Cruise Chicago Photo Contest

Congratulations to our 2017 Cruise Chicago Photo Contest finalists and winners! Be sure to check back in summer of 2018 to participate in our Annual Photo Contest.  Meet our Grand Prize Winner, Bożena Budzyńska ("bb"), from Chicago: 1. T...
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19
Oct 2017

Photo: Instagram @nextworld

2017 Cruise Chicago Photo Contest Finalists

Congratulations to our 2017 Cruise Chicago Photo Contest Finalists! It was fun to see the variety angles, subject matter and views captured from the 1,000+ entries. Sailboats, architecture, people, boats, trains, dogs; daytime, nighttime, twilight. See gallery...
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13
Oct 2017

Docent Spotlight: Harry Hirsch

Meet Harry Hirsch, one of more than 100 volunteer docents for the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises. This year marks Harry's 19th year as a CAF docent. If you see Harry...
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21
Sep 2017

Private Charter: An Intimate Affair

Imagine the possibilities. A private charter client transformed our largest vessel, Chicago's Leading Lady, into an intimate dinner party for 13. See vendor highlights and stunning photos of the intimate space. Creative Lead: David Rogers Inc...
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22
Aug 2017

Fall 2017 Charters: Choose Your Upgrade

Summer may be winding to a close but our cruising season is far from over! Fall is a beautiful time to cruise. Book your 2017 Fall Charter and choose a complimentary upgrade of your choice. Reference "Fall Upgrade"...
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3
Aug 2017

5 Cultural Experiences Not to Miss Out on This Summer

1. The Art Institute of ChicagoExplore the Art Institute, Chicago’s world-class art museum and the second largest in the United States. Situated in Grant Park, the museum’s collections range from impressionist, post-impressionist, modern and contemporary works. Thi...
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26
Jul 2017

Photo: Left - Chief Engineer Mike Shivers; Right - Captain Gabe Argumedo

Captain Spotlight: Gabe Argumedo

Meet Captain Gabe Argumedo (pictured on right with Chief Engineer Mike Shivers), an employee with Chicago's First Lady Cruises since he was 15 years old. A longtime friend of the family, Gabe has worked his way up from a ...
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