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Spirit of Chicago

600 E. Grand Avenue, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
+1 866-273-2469
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Ranked #51 of 209 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: The Spirit of Chicago delivers the most entertaining and unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and spectacular views. Groups up to 600... more » Owner description: The Spirit of Chicago delivers the most entertaining and unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and spectacular views. Groups up to 600 will enjoy buffet dining, an interactive cruise emcee, dance music and incredible skyline views – all for one affordable price. The Spirit of Chicago offers a unique space for any event or celebration. Perfect for client entertaining, group parties, networking events, socials & more! Private space and customized cruises available. Cruising year-round from Navy Pier. « less
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Brandon, MS
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a dinner cruise as part of a corporate event. The ship is nice, clean, and well maintained. Plenty of room to move about, both inside in the dining areas and on the many outdoor decks. The views of Chicago from the harbor were spectacular! Dinner was served buffet style and was good. The staff was EXCELLENT - all... More

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Walpole, New Hampshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I took the cruise of the Chicago harbor area on the Spirit of Chicago ship as part of a group. The weather was very nice, a little cool but bearable at this time of year. Be sure to bring a jacket or sweater if you are going to stay on the outdoors decks. The food was served buffet style. There... More

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Aurora, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Went for brunch. The mimosa was great. The food was okay, nothing fantastic and not many choices. However the desserts were to die for. Once done we went up top to sit in the sun and enjoy the view of the Chicago skyline. There was also a dj in the room where brunch was served who seemed good but we... More

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Saint Johns, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We totally enjoyed our lunch cruise on the Spirit of Chicago. We purchased our tickets on line. We bought the basic tickets. We did not purchase the additional guarantee to sit by the window, but were assigned window seats anyway. So glad we did not spend the additional $50 per ticket! We did purchase the advanced extra drink tickets which... More

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Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went on a lunch cruise last week with the Spirit of Chicago which we got at Navy Pier and have nothing but good to say about it. Beautiful ship. Took two hours to go down by the planetarium and circle back. Cost about $60 per person which seems reasonable. The disc jockey will play whatever song you want him... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We took a lunch cruise on the Spirit of Chicago 7/1/14 and it was fabulous. We had a gorgeous day to start but it just kept getting better and better. Once on board, cocktails were served, then a beautiful buffet lunch with a great dessert table. We stood topside as well pulled out of the harbor, what a fantastic view!... More

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Bolingbrook, IL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I went on the lunch cruise on the Spirit and found it very enjoyable. Despite the cloudy weather, the skyline was still beautiful. Food (buffet) was good, but you only get one trip up there, so make sure to take all you care to eat. Really nice desserts, so save some room. There was a DJ and dance floor, but... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The boat was nice and spacious. The food was not a disappointment at all. The boat cruised us along the shore of Lake Michigan passing through very significant buildings and attractions. If you do want to plan a nice evening dinner with family or friends, then I recommend you check out this cruise line.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I am currently planning my wedding and the Wedding Coordinator, Susan, ruined the idea of using this as a venue. First, she had her Assistant get my information. No problem with that and things were looking up. But then I was told that I would receive a call from Susan on that following Tuesday so we could discuss in detail... More

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Carolyn C, Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl - We are so terribly sorry about not getting back to you quickly about your wedding planning. We would love to assist you if you would still allows us to, however, we do understand if you have pursued another vendor. If you would like to reach out, please reach out directly to our Sales Director, Kelly, at KKalseth@entertainmentcruises.com... More

illinois
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Celebrated my parents 60th wedding anniversary with our family and truly enjoyed the experience. My parents felt very special an staff was attentive to your group. Great grandkids loved meeting the captain and the DJ kept us on the dance floor. Group coordinator was very helpful.

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