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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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Spirits not dampened, fun not limited

My daughter and I chose to take the Sunday brunch cruise while I visited her in Chicago. Online reservation were easy to make and I also appreciated the free uber promotion code... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
Kim T
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Davao City, Philippines
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23 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I've taken several cruises and this is my worst experience. (7-2-2015)Lunch experience was very terrible, the food selection is very limited, the presentation and the taste of the food was terrible. Staff was ok. Need improvements regarding food selections and presentations.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent cruise! Everyone on the staff was friendly and had fun. There was plenty of food that was tasty, but not very hot. WE paid extra to have a guaranteed window seat. Well worth the money. Great way to see Sat. night fireworks.

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed everything about our boat ride. The food was very good and the staff was awesome. We celebrated our anniversary and they helped make the evening very special.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My daughter and I chose to take the Sunday brunch cruise while I visited her in Chicago. Online reservation were easy to make and I also appreciated the free uber promotion code that came with the reservation. We didn't have good weather that day, so the boat generally stayed in the breakwater section of Lake Michigan. The vistas of the... More 

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

Hi Kim - Overall it sounds like you had a great time with us on the Brunch Cruise and we're glad to hear that! However, we want to acknowledge the pricing of the wine on board vs online. We completely understand your feedback on this and are working on addressing this internally. Thanks for your review! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my best friend were visiting Chicago to run Mudderella 2015 and decided we wanted to go on this dinner cruise to relax after the race. We had the absolute best time! The staff is amazing, very friendly and kind. The music and food were both perfect as well. The view was beautiful and our night was wonderful. I... More 

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Levittown, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Fantastic!! The Food was great, Salmon, Tilapia, were the highlights of the brunch buffet. Waitstaff, DJ were friendly and fun. Smooth sailing by Antonio. A relaxing way to see the city.

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

Hi Christine - We're so glad you enjoyed Mother's Day aboard Spirit of Chicago! We appreciate you cruising with us and leaving this review. Hope we see you again! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Although this was a lunch cruise I planned as my mom's pre-Mother's Day gift and an early wedding anniversary gift for my parents on Lake Michigan, I actually felt like I was on a cruise on the ocean. The food was served promptly, hot, and was very delicious. The waiters were very professional, prompt, and friendly. Special shoutout to our... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was so much fun! I went with my mom on this brunch tour, which coincided with the Chicago Flower Show. We drank mimosas, saw a flower demonstration, and the DJ was very personable (I believe his name was Pete). He was able to get people dancing in the middle of the day, which is impressive! The food was good... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Sprit of Chicago is a great way to see Chicago beautiful skyliner by boat. You could have lunch or dinner with and DJ providing music and some dancing if you'll like it. A tour guide will also provide you with information regarding the skyliner.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a fun excursion during the summer months. Lots of fun and interesting facts about Chicago as you cruise the Chicago River. I highly recommend it for visitors to Chicago.

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Address: Address: 600 E. Grand Avenue, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: +1 866-273-2469
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville

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Streeterville
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.