Chicago, USA

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States. It is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. Chicago boasts world-class museums of art and science, miles of sandy beaches, huge parks and public art, and perhaps the finest downtown collection of modern architecture in the world.

Downtown Chicago is the place for work and play, with shopping, skyscrapers, big theaters, and the city's most famous travel sights. Amongst the many attractions are Museum Campus, Navy Pier, Chicago Cultural Centre, Magnificient Mile and State Street.

The Chicago Park District consists of 552 parks with over 7,300 acres (3,000 ha) of municipal parkland, as well as 33 sand beaches, nine museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, and 10 bird and wildlife gardens.

Things to See & Do

* Downtown area
* Museum Campus
* Navy Pier
* Chinatown
* Millennium Park

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 588.4 km²
Population – 2,853,114 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The port of Chicago is located in South Chicago on Lake Michigan.

Travel Links – Chicago is served by O’Hare International Airport (17 miles northwest of downtown) and Midway Airport (10 miles southwest of downtown).

Chicago is serviced by Greyhound buses and by Amtrak rail services.

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Cruises from Chicago, USA

Cruise Date Duration
Victory II, Great Lakes ex Chicago to Toronto 05/05/21 10 nts
Victory II, Great Lakes ex Chicago to Toronto 23/05/21 10 nts
Victory I, Splendor of the Great Lakes ex Chicago to Toronto 27/05/21 10 nts
Victory II, Great Lakes ex Chicago to Toronto 10/06/21 10 nts
Victory I, Splendor of the Great Lakes ex Chicago to Toronto 14/06/21 10 nts
Victory II, Great Lakes Grand Discovery ex Chicago to Montreal 28/06/21 12 nts
Grande Mariner, Great American Waterways ex Chicago to New York 07/07/21 15 nts
Victory II, Great Lakes ex Chicago to Toronto 20/07/21 10 nts
Victory II, Great Lakes ex Chicago to Toronto 07/08/21 10 nts
Victory II, Great Lakes ex Chicago to Toronto 25/08/21 10 nts
Grande Mariner, Great American Waterways ex Chicago to New York 26/08/21 15 nts
Victory I, Great Lakes ex Chicago to Port Colborne (Niagara Falls) 29/08/21 8 nts
Grande Caribe, Great American Waterways ex Chicago to New York 31/08/21 15 nts
Victory I, Great Lakes ex Chicago to Port Colborne (Niagara Falls) 12/09/21 8 nts
American Countess, Lincoln's Illinois Cruise ex Chicago (Ottawa) to Alton 25/09/21 8 nts
Victory II, Great Lakes ex Chicago to Toronto 30/09/21 10 nts
Hanseatic Inspiration, INT Great Lakes ex Chicago to Toronto 03/10/21 14 nts
Victory II, Great Lakes Grand Discovery ex Chicago to Montreal 18/10/21 12 nts
American Countess, ex Chicago (Ottawa) to St Louis 15/08/22 8 nts