Who We Are
For more than 80 years, Chicago’s First Lady Cruises and its parent company, Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline, have been well-respected members of Chicago's tourism community and classic must-do Chicago experiences. Both cruise lines are fourth-generation family-owned and operated and their fleet of eight vessels carry passengers from around the world for sightseeing along Chicago's river and lakefront.
By day, Chicago's First Lady Cruises' hallmark tour is the award-winning Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady; by night, the luxury vessels transform into the ultimate Chicago venue for private parties, corporate events and weddings.
Complementing Chicago's First Lady Cruises' tour offerings, Mercury Cruises' family-friendly tours offer a myriad of specialty cruise experiences including their popular daytime and evening river and lake cruises, summer 3D Fireworks tours, an educational science cruise and the beloved Canine Cruise, Chicago's only cruise for dogs and their human companions.