Dinner Cruise: Daily
Firework Dinner Cruise: 01 Apr - 26 May & 06 Sep - 31 Mar; Wednesday and Saturday
3 hoursStart time
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday:
Boarding: 6:30pm, Sailing: 7:00pm
Wednesday OR Wednesday Firework:
Boarding: 6:30pm, Sailing: 7:00pm
Boarding: 7:00pm, Sailing: 7:30pm
Boarding: 7:30pm, Sailing: 8:00pm
Boarding: 8:00pm, Sailing: 8:30pm
Boarding: 5:30pm, Sailing: 6:00pm
Duration: Sunday - Friday: 3 hours (incl. boarding time)
Sunday: 3.5 hours (incl. boarding time)
Cruise departs from Navy Pier, where ample parking is available. Directions for reaching Navy Pier are given in Additional Information.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the boading time. This is mandatory to ensure time to obtain boarding passes.
The cruise ends at the starting point
Quite simply, a Spirit of Chicago dinner cruise is the perfect night out. A magical setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and Lakefront lights. An evening filled to the brim with wonderful cuisine, live music and dancing under a canopy of stars. For a party of two, a couple of couples, or a grand affair for up to 600 guests, this is the ultimate Chicago experience.
Bon Voyage and Bon Appetit!
Your luxury Spirit of Chicago Dinner Cruise promises an unforgettable experience. The cruise starts from Navy Pier, where there is ample parking. Details of how to reach Navy Pier are given in Additional Information.
To receive your boarding pass for the Spirit of Chicagoplease present your voucher and photo ID at the activity operator’s ticket kiosk at Navy Pier.
As you board the boat, a keepsake photo of you and your party will be taken, so go ahead and pose for the camera! (You can decide to purchase or not, when you dock.)
You’ll know you’re in for a special evening the moment you step aboard the vibrant decks and are escorted to your candlelit table. Order drinks (payable direct), then feel free to explore the ship while the crew casts off for your fabulous cruise along Lake Michigan.
Your waiter will invite you to the Grande Dinner Buffet, where you can sample a little bit of everything, or just select your favorite fare. Everything is freshly prepared in the shipboard galley and served in the true manner of an ocean-going cruise buffet. The menu is detailed below:
Menu subject to change.
Enjoy your delectable dinner over perfectly paced dinner music and a never-ending view of Chicago’s breathtaking skyline.
While you’re enjoying the enchanting ambiance, the talented staff will dazzle you with their vocal talents, performing popular songs from yesterday and today. Feel free to sway to the beat or to sing along.
Take your drinks topside and relax on the largest outdoor patio deck in the city while Chicago’s magnificent skyline spreads before you in all directions. It’s the perfect pause before the pulsing beat of the dance tunes entices you onto the dance floor. Spirit of Chicago’s dinner cruises spotlight some of the hottest DJs in the city. These talented folk will spin your favorite tunes and let you rock ‘til you dock – literally.
The cruise will end at the starting point, Navy Pier.
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Please contact the activity operator within 5 days of booking or at least 72 hours prior to your arrival into Chicago to confirm your cruise reservation. You will not be guaranteed a place on the cruise until you have contacted the activity operator to confirm.
Menu is subject to change.
You must print and present your voucher in order to redeem services purchased. Please present your voucher and photo ID at the activity operator’s ticket kiosk located at Navy Pier. You will be issued boarding passes at this time.
Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to cruise departure time.
Cruises go ahead rain or shine all year long. In the rare event the Coast Guard prohibits cruising because of weather conditions, your activity operator will contact you to make other arrangements.
If you require a vegetarian option please mention this when you make your booking
Dress Code - For men, appropriate attire includes slacks and a polo or button down shirt. For women, nice slacks, Capri pants or a sundress is recommended. Nice, designer jeans are acceptable. Although allowed, we strongly discourage collarless t-shirts, jeans, shorts or sneakers.
Safety Alert - Pursuant to an advisory issued by the U.S. Coast Guard, please power off Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices while onboard the ship.