Blog Archives: 2017


    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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    Jul 2017

    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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    Jun 2017

    Fourth of July 3D Fireworks Cruise!

    Celebrate America with your family and friends aboard Mercury Cruises' special July 4th Lakefront Cruise featuring traditional fireworks - with a 3D twist! Millions of lights along the skyline will twinkle as you cruise the lakefront prior to...
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    Jun 2017

    June is Pride Month

    In celebration of Pride Month, Chicago’s First Lady Cruises is proud to fly the rainbow flags in the bow of all First Lady vessels for the month of June. The flags are a visible symbol of Chicago’s First Lad...
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    Jun 2017

    Theme It! 6 Fun Ideas for Your Next Party

    Theme your cruise party for an elevated dose of fun! Whether transporting yourself to another era (90's party anyone?) or lighting up the night with glow-in-the-dark wearables and decor, plan an memorable event that will keep your guests talking...
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    Feb 2017

    Corporate Team Building: 10 Ideas

    Planning a day away from the office for team building activities is worth the time and investment. Samantha McDuffee of says, “Team bonding brings people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each o...
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    Feb 2017

    Photo: Doggy Paddle Aquatic Center

    Chicago Winter Dog Fun

    Winters can feel long, especially for our four-legged friends who dream of summer romps at the local dog park, long evening walks and laying belly up in the warm sunshine. Chase away doggie winter blues with these Chicagoland indoor dog...
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    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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