About Us

What We Do

Entertainment Cruises is the nation’s largest dining and sightseeing cruise company with a fleet of 30 ships in cities that include: Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, National Harbor, MD, Norfolk, VA, Philadelphia, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Washington, D.C. and Weehawken, NJ.

From the fresh and fun Spirit to the modern and sleek Odyssey and Bateaux, to our Elite Private Yachts and exciting Seadog speedboat rides, Entertainment Cruises offers a wide range of guest experiences. Once onboard, each guest will see the city from a whole new perspective—from the water.

Entertainment Cruises operates more than ten thousand cruises and serves more than 1.5 million guests each year.  We are inspired by a commitment to excellence and dedicated to creating unforgettable memories.  That’s why every shipmate is focused on delivering exceptional experiences to our guests through Our Service System>>.

Our maiden voyage was aboard the Spirit of Norfolk in 1978, and cruised along the historic Elizabeth River.    

Michael Higgins is our current CEO. Michael began his hospitality career as a bartender on the Spirit of Chicago in the late 1980s. He left Spirit to launch Odyssey Chicago in 1991—and oversaw Odyssey’s expansion to Boston and Washington, D.C. and its merger with Spirit in 2006. Michael, dedicated to exceptional service, developed Our Service System.  For more on our history, please check out our timeline>>.

Entertainment Cruises is a member of Pritzker Group which owns and operates market leading companies in the manufactured products, services and healthcare sectors. The firm’s history as an entrepreneurial family-owned enterprise and its permanent, proprietary capital base allow Entertainment Cruises the flexibility to invest in serving its customers' needs over the long term. For more information, visit www.pritzkergroup.com.



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