3 hours (including boarding time)Start time
Brunch Cruise (Sunday):
01 Apr - 27 May: Boarding: 11:00am; Sailing: 12:00noon
28 May - 31 Mar: Boarding: 11:30am; Sailing: 12:30pm
Lunch Cruise (Monday - Friday):
01 Apr - 11 Apr: Boarding: 11:00am; Sailing: 12:00noon
12 Apr - 11 Jun: Boarding: 10:00am; Sailing: 11:00am
12 Jun - 31 Mar: Boarding: 11:30am; Sailing: 12:30pm
Lunch Cruise (Saturday):
01 Apr - 08 May: Boarding: 11:00am; Sailing: 12:00noon
09 May - 31 Mar: Boarding: 11:30am; Sailing: 12:30pm
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
Enjoy exceptional service, plus fun and frivolity. Tuck into a delectable Grande Buffet full of the finest, freshest foods while you admire stupendous views of the city skyline.
Sit back and enjoy the vibrant on-board entertainment or hit the dance floor and rock till you dock. From line dances to Top-40 hits, the DJs know how to get everyone up and dancing, right to the end of the trip.
Perfect for an afternoon escape, this fabulous cruise is also a great way to celebrate a birthday, hold an office party, or entertain out-of-town guests.
Your luxury Spirit of Chicago Lunch Cruise promises a delightful and memorable experience. There is no hotel pick-up for the cruise, which 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 please 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.)
Once on board, friendly staff will greet and seat you, and take your drink orders (payable direct). Feel free to get up and explore the ship, especially the outdoor strolling decks.
As the ship pulls away from the dock, grab your streamers and your drinks and join the entertainers in a festive Bon Voyage toast.
You will be invited up to the Grande Buffet, where the lavish lunch spread will include the following:
Menu subject to change.
Help yourself to as much as you like. You can even go back for seconds and thirds as long as the buffet is open!
While you dine, you can listen to a fascinating narrated tour as you watch Chicago’s breathtaking skyline appear through the huge panoramic windows.
You will also be treated to some live entertainment. Throughout the cruise, Spirit’s staff will dazzle you with impressive renditions of your favorite tunes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the talent.
Or hit the dance floor where the DJs know how to play music that you can’t resist. Expect everything from traditional sounds to up-to-the-minute hits.
Whenever you feel like stretching your legs, head topside for the largest outdoor patio deck in Chicago and catch a breath of fresh air and amazing views of Lake Michigan.
Your 2 hour cruise ends at the starting point at Navy Pier.
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Please contact the activity operator Spirit of Chicago 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.
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 one hour 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.