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Spirit of Chicago

600 E. Grand Avenue, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611
+1 866-273-2469
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Ranked #68 of 300 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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.
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We (my wife and our two small children <3 years) did this last night. The service was the best we've experienced Orlando thank you for being attentive and a great host. My 2.5 year old daughter danced all night and the staff danced with her. We were hesitant to spend $350 (window view seat). I am glad we did. Only... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went on this cruise on a Friday evening and paid extra for a private table for 2 near one of the windows. The views of the Chicago skyline were outstanding! Very memorable. The food was ok - nothing really to write home about. The DJ and dancing were a lot of fun and really made the cruise very enjoyable.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

On the second night of a conference in Chicago, most of the attendees went on the Spirit of Chicago Dinner Cruise (7 to 10 PM). In short, I highly recommend this cruise! The ship was roomy, stable, clean, modern, and well-maintained. The crew and staff were very friendly and generous with both their attention and drink service. The food was... More

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Brandon, MS
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 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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10 attraction reviews
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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