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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...more
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600 E Grand Ave, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611-3419
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We made our reservation months ago and brought our granddaughter to chicago for her 10th bday celebration and the dinner cruise was going to be a highlight. We got all dressed up, took an uber to the Navy Pier and at the kiosk to pick...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this trip for my 60th birthday we emailed Viator to confirm the same morning and they said yes just make sure you are there for 12, so we arrived found the boat waited and it was all locked up no chance of being...More

1  Thank Wine12017
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there - Thank you for making us aware of this situation. We're so sorry to hear about the miscommunication with our team and Viator. Please know we are notifying our corporate sales team as there is no excuse that you were not notified. I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We held the 243rd Marine Corps Ball on the Spirit of Chicago and...it...was...outstanding! The staff, boat, food, and views were all top notch. Thank you!

Thank Footprints527500
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So happy to hear this, thanks for your review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellant service from start to finish.Our waiter Mylan was faultless.Would recommend getting the drinks package.Food was very good.Great way to see Chicago at night.

Thank Sporty121
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wife and I went on this cruise after I brought my school here for a rewards trip. The ambience is great, so is the food and music (live DJ). The boat does a 360 slow spin in the harbor before departing. Its awesome. The...More

1  Thank Mufasa928
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review Frederick! Looking forward to seeing you July 1st! :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful food . They prepared special food because of my food allergies. The cruise was smooth, We even saw a small sailboat regatta. Lake shore buildings were amazing.

Thank Guide305273
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review! Happy to hear you enjoyed!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time from the food to the music. Our server was very attentive, and gave my mom a birthday day dessert and shrimp cocktail!

Thank hoyne2712
Maeve T, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so happy to hear your mom enjoyed! Thanks for cruising.

Reviewed October 14, 2018

The service was outstanding. The food was excellent. Music was excellent, without having to hurt your ears.

1  Thank peterbiscardi
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

haha, glad the music was at a nice volume! Thanks for joining us.

Reviewed October 13, 2018

Everything was Wonderful...Great View, Delicious Food...Superb Service...No issues whatsoever, would definitely do it again & highly recommend it!!!! Thank you Spirit Cruises!!!

Thank 55Josephine
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It was a pleasure hosting you!

Reviewed October 11, 2018

We enjoyed the dinner cruise, was a pleasant evening with great views of the downtown, and we did some dancing as well. The food was quite good and our server was very attentive. All in all a nice evening

1  Thank Lillian D
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review, Lillian. It was a pleasure hosting you.

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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
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Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, inside the boat is warm. I would recommend taking a coat, appropriate for the season, so you can go up on deck and take pictures, no matter what time of year, outside of the summer months anyway. No, there are no... More
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