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Spirit of Chicago

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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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not the best experience

My fiancée decided to surprise me for Valentine’s day, he took me to Navy Pier for the Spirit of Chicago. I did not know what to expect until we arrived. I was very disappointed... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My fiancée decided to surprise me for Valentine’s day, he took me to Navy Pier for the Spirit of Chicago. I did not know what to expect until we arrived. I was very disappointed with the set up and the food. First of all, it was about 8 degrees outside, my fiancé had to stand outside in the frigid cold... More 

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

Hi There - We're sorry to hear about your experience with us. We understand how frustrating this must of been considering it was a special evening. We strive to leave our guests with unforgettable memories and we let you down. We'd really like to chat with you about the specific cruise you were on and so we can address these... More 

Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My best friend and I spent an evening on The Spirit of Chicago. It was lovely and fun from start to finish. Next time I am in Chicago I hope to go again.

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Rockford, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Excellent day! I like the fact that the "party" began at Noon instead of Midnight. Our party was of six adults--all family members. I can understand Sue G's frustration. I know exactly the area in which she was seated--agree, poor accommodations and breezy. However, we were seated at a table for six, and we had an excellent view of the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

2014 New Year lunch cruise, not worth it for many reasons. 1. We got the worst seating by the door on the front of the ship behind the dance floor, secluded and blocked only time you can see people when they want food. 2. DJ couldnt bring the party alive, focused on celebrations like birthdays and Anniversay..New Years eve vibe... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My husband's company held their holiday party aboard the Spirit of Chicago. When I first looked at the menu, I wasn't impressed. However, my opinion changed after thoroughly enjoying my dinner. The staff is outstanding and a special shout out to Michelle who made sure we never had to wait for anything. Very friendly & engaging, she was always smiling... More 

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Tulsa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Vineland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
12 helpful votes 12 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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