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Address: 600 E. Grand Avenue, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: +1 866-273-2469
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Description: The Spirit of Chicago delivers the most entertaining and unique...
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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We had a dinner cruise sponsored by the conference we have attended. The buffet offered many choices. There was a DJ playing the music. The crew members also did some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Baton Rouge, LA

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Paid almost $400 for a fireworks dinner cruise. Unfortunately it was raining which is not the boat operators fault but we were stuck inside the whole time. The music on our floor was horrible. Not one slow dance the whole night, not even regular dance music. All rap music and then a private party from Argentina which took over the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife and I went on this cruise for our anniversary and we had a great time. The customer service on this boat was amazing our server Anthony was excellent and the DJ TJ made the boat rock. The food was very good. We did the buffet lunch cruise. I could have eaten all day. This is a great cruise... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very great place but a few of the employees are no good. Had a very bad experience and would definitely think twice before going again.

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EntertainmentCruises, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this review

Hi - We're sad that your birthday wasn't more memorable. We'd really like the chance to talk with you about your specific cruise. If you have a moment, please reach out to Colleen at CScalise@entertainmentcruises.com. Thank you. More 

Livonia, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I recently paid way too much for the Sunday Brunch Cruise. What I was expecting for $70+ was a relaxing, casual boat ride with an excellent brunch. What I got was not this. The boat was super hot inside, the music was blaring really annoying rap/dance music the entire time. We shared the cruise with a wedding party and a... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The experience was awesome the people were excellent and the cruise manger or director Michael was the best even though he was extremely busy he kept checking up on us making sure everything was alright big Kuddos to him !!

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Can't say enough about the spirit of Chicago dinner boat cruise looking for something romantic to do this is the place to be, the staff and the food experience was everything I expected. We partied all night and then top it off they had a great fireworks show...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I had an amazing time. The food was good, with many options for brunch. It was tasty and hot. The crew was inviting, entertaining and well trained. The cruise director made the trip go so fast and fun. The staff people got out on to the dance floor with the patrons and rocked it out. What a blast. I would... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

We got tickets to take our out-of-town family to see Chicago. It was kind of expensive. Plus the drinks were additional once you got on the boat. It was a beautiful summer day and we spent most of the time on the deck looking over the city. The views of the city were by far the best part, especially at... More 

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Baton Rouge, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had a dinner cruise sponsored by the conference we have attended. The buffet offered many choices. There was a DJ playing the music. The crew members also did some line-dancing. It was quite entertaining. I wish there were narratives to tell us more about the Chicago skylines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We drove in to Chicago and arrived around 4. We set up arrangements for the romantic seat by the window with the flowers and champagne. The food was nice, not too fancy, but far from cheap, the service was great, the DJ played something for everyone, and even took requests for our favorite song (voy pa' 'lla por Antony Santos).... More 

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Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.