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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 #57 of 202 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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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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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Bruges, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Had a great experience on the lake, Spirit is the way to do it. Was a fun party on the boat! A must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I attended the Evening of Enchantment party given by Morgan/Dixon family. It was so much fun. The music was great, the wait staff was friendly, supported and efficient. I highly recomend this dinner cruise.

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Chatham, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A group of us decided to go to Chicago for New Year's Eve. After much research, we decided to spend our New Year's Eve on the Spirit of Chicago cruise and what a wonderful decision we made! We arrived at the dock early to pick up our tickets, expecting to have to wait about half an hour or so before... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We spent our New Years Eve on the Spirit cruise and overall we had a good experience and customer service. We paid the extra money to get the platinum package with a window seat but soon realized that we were seated next to a window table right at the entry door that was constantly being opened and letting in the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I bought this cruise for my friends thinking it would be something unique for them. Boy, was it ever! The lunch was bountiful and delicious, the crowd was enthusiastic and receptive and the service was impeccable. The entertainment (Tecora Rogers and the Chicago Spirituals) were true professionals. They not only delivered a high quality, electric performance, they got everyone involved... More

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