Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise

From: $150   


Navy Pier - Chicago, IL


June - Labor Day:
Most Wednesday and Saturday Nights
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*Rates do not apply for holidays, Valentine's day weekend (Feb 13 and 14) and specialty cruises

A magical evening awaits on the Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise where you will enjoy the sights and sounds of the Navy Pier fireworks display from the water!
  • Freshly prepared cuisine served buffet-style, vibrant entertainment and dancing under a canopy of stars
  • Take in the famous Chicago skyline through panoramic windows or outside on the city's largest outdoor deck
  • Enjoy dancing to the music of Chicago's hottest DJs
  • Watch Navy Pier's outstanding fireworks show from one of the many observation decks!

More detailed description >

Quite simply, a Chicago dinner cruise is the perfect night out. A magical setting enhanced by a spectacular fireworks display off Navy Pier that will light up your night with color and sound!

An evening filled to the brim with wonderful cuisine, live DJ music and dancing under a canopy of stars. For a party of two or a group of friends this is the ultimate Chicago experience.

You will know you are in for a fun evening the moment you step aboard the festive decks and are escorted to your table. Order drinks, then feel free to explore the ship while the crew casts off for a wonderful evening along the lakefront.

Savor your culinary selections over perfectly-paced dinner music and a never ending view of Chicago's breathtaking skyline seen through our huge panoramic windows. Truly, a sight you won't soon forget.

Take your drinks topside and relax on the largest outdoor patio deck in the city while the sky above the lakefront is filled with spectacular displays of color and thundering sounds of Navy Pier's remarkable fireworks show.

This fireworks show provides the perfect pause before the pulsing beat of dance tunes entices you onto the dance floor. The perfect end to the perfect night!

Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Coffee, tea and iced tea are complimentary
  • You may also purchase juices, sodas, mixed drinks, fine liqueurs, specialty waters, champagne and exceptional wines
  • The ticket price does not include any gratuity on either the beverages purchased, or for the excellent service provided by your server
  • Rates do not apply for holiday, Valentine's Day and specialty cruises

This cruise will last approximately 3 hours.

Maximum Participants:
The cruise ship can accommodate up to 600 guests.

Only those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.

Weather Dependent:
The cruise will run in rain or shine. However, the fireworks are weather dependent.

What to Wear:
For men, slacks and a collared shirt are recommended. For women, nice slacks, Capri pants or a dress is recommended.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 5 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given, but rescheduling your dinner cruise is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your boarding time. Rescheduling's are subject to a $25 per person transfer fee. Failure to appear on your booked date, cancel, or reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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View FAQ's >

  1. What type of food is served?
    The cruise features all-you-can-eat dinner buffets with delicious choices prepared on board by the executive chef and their galley staff. With advance notice, special meals for guests with allergies can be arranged.

    Sample Buffet Dinner Menu
    *subject to change

    Fresh Salads:
    Organic Mixed Field Greens
    Organic Spinach & Kale Salad
    Mediterranean Couscous & Chickpea Salad

    Oven Roasted Salmon & Tilapia
    Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
    Twice Cooked Beef Short Ribs
    Baked Ziti
    Roasted Broccoli

    Mini Patries
    Seasonal Fruit

  2. What is the dress code?
    For evening cruises, appropriate attire is between business casual and dressy. Men traditionally wear slacks and sport coats, with or without ties. Women wear dresses or nice pants. T-shirts, jeans, shorts and sneakers are not recommended.
  3. What is "Boarding Time" and "Cruise Time"?
    "Boarding Time" is the earliest guests may board the ship. Typically boarding begins 1/2 hour prior to the "Cruise Time."
  4. What is typical cruising time?
    Departure times, occasionally, are subject to a slight change. Specialty cruises, such as holidays, may be subject to additional fees.
    Weekly: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Weekends 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  5. Can you hold a reservation and pay later?
    Reservations cannot be held without payment.
  6. Are there any age requirements?
    There are no age requirements for this cruise. Please note, children under 3 can board for free. Please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking if you will have additional guests under the age of 3 so seating can be planned accordingly.
  7. Where does the cruise go?
    The ship departs from the South Side of Navy Pier. While sailing routes may vary, the cruise goes as far south as McCormick Place and as far north as Montrose Harbor along the Chicago skyline.
  8. What kind of dance music do you play?
    The dinner cruise features a full range of popular dance tunes spun by some of the city's hottest DJs. Selections may include Rock, Blues, Line Dances, Motown, Oldies, Salsa, Hip Hop, Country, and current chart-toppers from every musical genre.
  9. How do I get to the ship?
    The ship is conveniently located at Navy Pier just off Lake Shore Drive. Ample parking with shuttle service to Navy Pier is available just off Illinois St. and Grand Ave.
  10. What type of entertainment is offered?
    Sit back and relax on one of the climate-controlled decks. Dine on the bountiful buffet. Experience the view as the interactive MC spins popular favorites and dance hits.
  11. Is the ship wheelchair accessible?
    Yes. The ship can accommodate wheelchairs for boarding and provides a handicap-accessible restroom. Please notify us of any special-assistance members in your party prior to the cruise so we can provide the appropriate assistance upon arrival.
  12. Are gratuities included in the price package?
    Gratuities are not included in the package price and are suggested for all on-board purchases and outstanding service.
  13. What do drinks cost?
    Mixed drinks and cocktails begin at $9.00, beer begins at $5.00 and wine by the glass begins at $6.00. Soft drinks and juice are available for $2 each. Please note drink prices are subject to change.
  14. If my party is not able to make it or we miss the ship will we receive a refund?
    Mixed drinks and cocktails begin at $9.00, beer begins at $5.00 and wine by the glass begins at $6.00. Soft drinks and juice are available for $2 each. Please note drink prices are subject to change.
  15. How is seating arranged on board?
    The ship features cabaret-style seating. The majority of tables accommodate 4 to 8 people and guests are sometimes seated with other parties.
  16. Can you tell me a little about the ship?
    The ship is spaciously designed with three climate-controlled interior decks, outdoor strolling decks at the bow and stern, and the largest outdoor patio deck in Chicago topside. It is handicap accessible and Coast Guard approved for up to 600 passengers. Amenities include full service bars, two dance floors (or staging areas), spacious bathrooms, flexible seating arrangements and huge, panoramic windows.
  17. What is your smoking policy?
    All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking areas. Passengers who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks.
  18. Do you sail in inclement weather?
    Absolutely. The ship is fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. It sails rain or shine year round. However, the fireworks show is weather dependent.

Customer Reviews:

  • Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise

  • August 26, 2015

  • 4-half

  • Chicago

"Our children gave this cruise to us for last Christmas. Originally this was to be for the Odessey but found out that the Odessey did not sail on the day we needed. We also found the Spirit of Chicago to be better for our needs. We are of the age that we have experienced lots of "linen tablecloth dinners" in our lives and that we'd rather see fireworks on Lake Michigan. We've have lived around Chicago our whole lives and have had many boats, in which to come out and see the fireworks; but right now we are between boats, but still got to come out and see the fireworks of the shores of Navy Pier. A wonderful experience. Everyone was very friendly, the weather was beautiful, the lake was flat. Any everyone on the top deck was saw that show, not talking and very few smoking. We would come again and recommend the experience to all we see. The food at the buffet was better than expected. "

  • Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise

  • June 29, 2015

  • 5

  • Chicago

"Spirit of Chicago dinner cruise was outstanding. Lots of fun the whole way, great food, dj was great, our server (Kandice) was fantastic, and great fireworks to end the evening."

  • Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise

  • June 24, 2014

  • 5

  • Chicago

"The dinner cruise on the Spirit of Chicago was great. The food was tasty and the staff was super friendly. Fireworks over Navy Pier were awesome. "