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Spirit of Chicago Lunch Cruise with Buffet provided by Spirit of Chicago

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Spirit of Chicago Lunch Cruise with Buffet

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R 1 206,53
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/07/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Spirit of Chicago Lunch Cruise with Buffet
Guests are required to wear masks/face coverings when on board as they are interacting with others who are not members of their household. Masks not required while seated. Cloth face coverings are not required under on young children under age 2, and anyone who has trouble breathing.
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Updated 20/07/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Dine in style, and take in views of Chicago’s best landmarks at the same time by opting for a Spirit of Chicago lunch cruise. Access unobstructed panoramic views of city landmarks that you wouldn’t see from the shore, and enjoy a buffet lunch with salads, entrees, and desserts. Take advantage of the many places to sit and relax on board, as well as music and a dance floor to keep you entertained.
  • Enjoy a relaxing lunch cruise while sailing along Lake Michigan
  • Great photo opportunities—get views of Chicago’s top landmarks
  • A delicious buffet lunch is included with a wide selection of dishes
  • Perfect for celebrations—the boat has music and a dance floor
Important Information
Departure Point
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • A two-hour cruise on Lake Michigan
  • Delicious lunch buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts (view menu)
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water
  • The best views of the Chicago skyline and attractions, including the Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field and the iconic Willis Tower
  • Guaranteed table for your party size
  • Onboard entertainment with DJ, dance floor, and games (giant jenga, foosball, etc.
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Spirit of Chicago
  • Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • There is no smoking inside the boat
  • Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge (meal not included)
  • For men, appropriate attire includes slacks and a polo or button-down shirt. For women, nice slacks, capri pants or a sundress is recommended.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sergio D wrote a review Aug 2020
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
It wasn't the Spirit of Chicago, it was changed to Odyssey. Anyway was great. Clean and constantly cleaning because of Covid . The staff warm and helpful. The lunch was delicious and the waitress assisted all our requirements. The ride was long enough to enjoy the view.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Bobbi M wrote a review Sep 2019
32 contributions3 helpful votes
This cruise was awesome! From the scenic views, the friendly crew and tasty food, you can’t go wrong on this cruise!!!!
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NJJ wrote a review Sep 2019
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom15 contributions4 helpful votes
Great relaxed way to spend a couple of hours seeing a view of Chicago from lake Michigan. Good value for money as lunch was an excellent on-board buffet. Music was provided which catered for all tastes.
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Date of experience: September 2019
ktrsstiffin wrote a review Sep 2019
Skokie, Illinois5 contributions3 helpful votes
Spirit of Chicao is a great cruise ship. 1. Clean, quiet and smooth running ship. 2. Excellent, efficient and polite staff. 3. The lunch buffet was well stocked and delicious. 4. Our cocktails were perfect. 5. Desserts were 4 stars. 6. The music was modern for the 20
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Diane N wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions
Took over 1 hour to get any type of drink even a glass of water. Our waitress took our drink order never returned another wAitress took over when asked what happened? When told bartender told if needed something could of came to bar shoulf not of had to do! Also deser not put
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Date of experience: September 2019
About the operator

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By: Spirit of Chicago
Great experience & tour
I had a great time at the speedboat ride, Kristen and the rest of the crew on August 25th made the ride possible an
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Date night
Very great romantic dinner. The look and fell was perfect for a date night. Food was wonderful and staff was friend
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Wonderful Sunset View
It was a great window view to watch the sunset on the lake. Our host and server Danny and trainee Donovan did a gre
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Everyone was having fun.
Having the experience of a boat out on Lake Michigan against the background of a beautiful city could have been eno
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Mother/Daughter trip
Wonderful time. We had a good meal and enjoyed the fireworks at Navy Pier along with beautiful views of Chicago at
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Shirley W
Super nice to see the city from afar!
Good food and great service. Nice ship with lots of space to spread out as well as a DJ and dance floor for entert
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The length of cruise was not completed due to bad weather but the staff and DJ did not entertained the guests while
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Fun lunch and awesome views
Loved the views from the cruise . food was equally good . The day was nice and bright so the colors of the lake wa
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Work-Sponsored Event
What a great night cruising on the lake! Delicious dinner, dancing, and what a view. A night to remember!
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Good food
It was a rainy night and they wouldn't take our paper ticket. We had to wait at a booth (which wasn't manned) in t
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Fun Evening
Perfect start to our Chicago trip. I had never been to Chicago and thoroughly enjoyed being on the water and seein
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Nice night views of the city
The buffet dinner was better than expected as we are not really fans of buffets. The night views of the city were s
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Beautiful night views of the city
We had a couple days on our visit to Chicago, and my husband insisted that we book a dinner cruise. After looking
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Beautiful skyline!
What a fantastic way to see the city lights! Beautiful set up, great boat with glass sides and ceiling. Easy to
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Perfect midwest evening for the cruise
The cruise was lovely. We had perfect weather although we didn't go beyond the breakwall so I don't imagine it gets
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Key Details
  • Spirit of Chicago
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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