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Chicago Lunch Cruise

Chicago, IL

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Step aboard a luxury yacht alongside famed Navy Pier to enjoy an afternoon of food, fun and dancing on the Chicago Lunch Cruise!

  • This 2-hour Lake Michigan cruise offers unrivaled views of the cityscape and celebrated Chicago attractions, perfect for relaxing amid the scenery or snapping some photos
  • Delight in a grand buffet spread, featuring an impressive assortment of salads, vegetables, pasta, hot dishes, and tempting desserts
  • Take advantage of the ship's cash bar amenities, sipping a cocktail as you stroll the ship's deck or unwind on the rooftop lounge
  • Make your way to the dance floor with family and friends to enjoy Top 40 hits from the city's hottest DJs!

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  • Step aboard a luxury yacht alongside famed Navy Pier to enjoy an afternoon of food, fun and dancing on the Chicago Lunch Cruise!

    • This 2-hour Lake Michigan cruise offers unrivaled views of the cityscape and celebrated Chicago attractions, perfect for relaxing amid the scenery or snapping some photos
    • Delight in a grand buffet spread, featuring an impressive assortment of salads, vegetables, pasta, hot dishes, and tempting desserts
    • Take advantage of the ship's cash bar amenities, sipping a cocktail as you stroll the ship's deck or unwind on the rooftop lounge
    • Make your way to the dance floor with family and friends to enjoy Top 40 hits from the city's hottest DJs!

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  • Head to Navy Pier for an unforgettable experience on Lake Michigan! The Chicago Lunch Cruise is your ticket to set sail surrounded by good company, delicious food, festive entertainment, and stunning views!

    Enjoy a warm welcome from a crew member as you step aboard the Spirit of Chicago. The ship's colorful lighting, modern decor, and chic black accents create a dazzling ambiance as you're escorted to your table. Order drinks from one of the ship's full-service cash bars, where your favorite and most refreshing beers, wines, or cocktails await. Explore the Spirit's extraordinary deck space as the boat gently leaves port. Head to the open-air rooftop area to catch the best Chicago sightseeing around! Enjoy unobstructed views of the Windy City's waterfront and magnificent skyscrapers that will leave a lasting impression.

    The picturesque treats don't stop on this scenic cruise from Chicago just because lunch starts! Marvel at Chicago attractions through the panoramic windows of the dining room as you float along the shoreline. All the while enjoy unlimited trips to the grand buffet!

    The Chicago Lunch Cruise features a delicious spread of cuisine made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Savor incredible menu selections such as (though subject to change):

    • Assorted salads and vegetable sides
    • Casserole and pasta
    • Oven-baked fish filet
    • Chicken
    • Whole-roasted pork loin
    • Dessert station: fruit, cakes and more!


    Before you know it, it's time to bust out your dancing shoes and head to the Spirit of Chicago's Jubilee and Fiesta decks! Thanks to the talents of top DJs spinning your favorite songs, this vibrant Chicago cruise will be rockin' and rollin' all the way back to its Navy Pier dock.

    So, when it comes to finding unique things to do in Chicago, look no further than the Chicago Lunch Cruise to light up your afternoon!

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  • Essential Information

    • Coffee, tea and iced tea are complimentary
    • Additional beverages may be purchased on board: juice, soda, mixed drinks, fine liqueurs, specialty waters, champagne and wine
    • Rates are inclusive of taxes and fees

    Duration

    The cruise lasts 2 hours; however, boarding begins 30 minutes before cruise departure.

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    Maximum Participants

    The cruise ship can accommodate up to 500 people.

    Spectators

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

    Weather Dependent

    This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.

    What To Wear

    We recommend casually stylish attire such as nice pants or jeans, polos, button-down shirts, and sundresses or skirts. Although allowed, we strongly discourage t-shirts, casual jeans, shorts, and sneakers.

    Booking Information

    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 3 days in advance.

    Rescheduling & Cancellations

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given but rescheduling your lunch cruise is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your boarding time. Rescheduling is 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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    1. What type of food is served?

      The cruise features an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet 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 Menu
      *subject to change

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

      Entrees:
      Oven Baked North Atlantic Sole Filet
      Honey & Sesame Chicken
      Whole Roasted Pork Loin

      Sides:
      Roasted Broccoli Florets
      Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
      Baked Ziti Pasta
      Mashed Potatoes

      Desserts:
      Seasonal Cut Fruit
      Cannoli
      Chocolate Drizzle Rice Krispy
      Cheese Cake
      Chocolate Cake
      Strawberries & Vanilla Custard
      Apple Cobbler

    2. What is the dress code?

      We recommend casually stylish attire such as nice pants or jeans, polos, button-down shirts, and sundresses or skirts. Although allowed, we strongly discourage t-shirts, casual jeans, shorts, and sneakers. 

    3. Are there any age requirements?
      Children are welcome on our cruises and children under 3 years old cruise free. Please inform us at the time of booking if you will be bringing additional guests under 3 so that we can ensure seating.
    4. 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.
    5. How do I get to the ship?
      The ship is conveniently located at Navy Pier just off Lake Shore Drive. Ample paid parking with shuttle service to Navy Pier is available just off Illinois St. and Grand Ave.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. 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.
    10. 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.

    11. 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.

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April - December:
Most Saturdays and select weekdays

*Rates do not apply for holidays, Valentine's Day weekend and specialty cruises

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