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Spirit of Chicago Lunch Cruise with Buffet

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    What to Expect
    For groups of all sizes, a Spirit Cruise is the venue that delivers a memorable experience where guests will have fun from start to finish. We offer a unique perspective of the city, a warm, friendly atmosphere and ways for guests to define their own fun. This means groups can kick back, connect with each other and see a new side of the city aboard Spirit – where life’s decked out.

    Enjoy a freshly prepared buffet-style meal. You'll be able to pick and choose what you would like to enjoy from a selection of salads, entrees, sides, and desserts.

    Enjoy breathtaking views of Chicago and other sites around the area from the observation deck as well as the panoramic-style windows in the interior of the ship.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Navy Pier
    Departure Time
    12:30 PM
    • 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
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Staff was ok, the food average. The cruise in itself is just a very slow and short float from the pier to approximately Millenium Park and back. I had expected to get a more comprehensive view of the city. The thing we disliked the most...More

    Thank elsabiet
    Reviewed 15 August 2019

    We cruised on a Tuesday which was offered at an amazing price. Good food, nice environment, fun entertainment, amazing views, attentive, friendly staff and more. The buffet was available the entire cruise offering a nice variety of food and dessert choices. The outdoor patio and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Leylilou
    Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

    Amazing views, great entertainment and delicious food. All the servers and staff were kind and helpful. We boarded on time and had a wonderful experience. This is a great way to get to know Chicago.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Wepaje
    Reviewed 4 August 2019

    The boat was very comfortable. The views were great as we cruised around the lake. The crew was fun and very friendly. The food was also quite good.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank mlweber42
    Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

    This is a very unique venue at which to host family or friends visiting Chicago, especially for the first time. All views are great from all tables and decks. All of the buffet food was extraordinary.

    Thank K_Zimny
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    4 April 2019|
    Response from hoyne2712 | Reviewed this property |
    Make sure to tell your server that you have allergy to gluten and it will be noted for you
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    18 April 2018|
    Response from begonia2018 | Reviewed this property |
    We lucked out as parking was still available at 11AM on a Thursday at Navy Pier (flat rate fee $30). As you approach the "U" loop there is an overhead arch showing how many spaces are available. We did have a backup plan... More
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