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Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan
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Perfect for families, groups, and corporate outings, the Spirit of Chicago lunch cruise lets you kick back and enjoy a great meal while taking in the sights of Chicago's most famed landmarks. See and photograph the dramatic city skyline, Navy Pier, Soldier Field, and Shedd Aquarium. The cruise includes a delicious buffet lunch with salads, entrees, desserts, and unlimited nonalcoholic beverages. There's also a DJ, games, and a dance floor to keep your group entertained.
  • Lunch cruise on Lake Michigan aboard the Spirit of Chicago
  • See the Chicago skyline and attractions from the water
  • Buffet lunch with freshly-prepared food
  • On-board entertainment includes music, a dance floor, and games
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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
600 E Grand Ave , 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Boarding: Navy Pier. Parking: City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. Local parking is available at 600 E Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 for our Navy Pier Departures. Alternative parking is available at 460 E. Illinois St. and 403 E. Grand Ave. (one block from Navy Pier).

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
  • OPERATED BY City Experiences
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:The Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan departs from Navy Pier: 600 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the departure point for the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Local Parking is available at 600 E Grand Ave. Alternative parking is available at 460 E. Illinois St. and 403 E. Grand Ave. (one block from Navy Pier.) There may be a fee for parking.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Is the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan handicap accessible?
A:Yes. Please be sure to notate any special needs or requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Are there any age restrictions on the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:There are no age restrictions. Children ages 3-11 enjoy a discount rate and infants under 3 years old go free as lap children.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Are there high chairs available for my child during the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Yes, high chairs are available for use during the lunch cruise.
Apr. 2021
Q:
How should I dress for the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Business casual attire is appropriate; such as khaki pants and collared shirts. Please no shorts, tank tops, flip flops, or gym shoes.
Apr. 2021
Q:
How early should I check in for the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Can I smoke on board the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Where do we sit on the boat during the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:As you board, our Captain and Marine Crew will direct you to your deck. From there the Host/Hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Are there vegetarian selections available during the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Yes, vegetarian options are available with notice. If you require any dietary restrictions or have food allergies, please notate them in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own cake for a celebration during the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Yes, guests are allowed to bring a cake, which must be in a closed, covered container (e.g. cake box.) You must keep the cake at your table as there is no available storage on board. There may be a cake cutting fee.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms on board the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Yes, there are restrooms on board for your convenience.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Are there life jackets available onboard the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Each vessel is 100% U.S. Coast Guard and Transport Canada certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.
Apr. 2021
Q:
What happens in case of bad weather during the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Cruises sail rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard or Transport Canada, the boat will remain dockside but provide the full dining service.
Apr. 2021
Q:
Will I get seasick during the Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan?
A:Most guests experience no discomfort at all as we do not leave the calm waters of the harbor. If you tend to have a problem with motion sickness, you may wish to bring Dramamine or other seasickness medication.
Apr. 2021

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star-1
We were late and couldn't...
weves_2
, Jun. 2022
We were late and couldn't go, was not able to viable options for later dates that fit our travel. Not much else to say.
star-5
Angel’s 40/40 celebration
Danielle_T
, Jun. 2022
This lunch cruise was perfect for continuing a birthday celebration my daughter. It was supposed to have been 13 of us, but only 11 were able to make. I must commend all the crew because there was still a few of us who almost didn’t make it. The food was really good too! I truly recommend this adventure , and look forward to doing it again.
star-4
Birthday Gift
Victor_a
, Jun. 2022
It was a birthday gift and they enjoyed it. They just wished that there was some dinner rolls served with the meal.
star-2
Not that great
Tim_C
, Jun. 2022
Thought we were going to cruise along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Technically we did if you consider staying within a few hundred feet of Navy Pier to be cruising the shoreline. Food was mediocre. Had school groups on the cruise who were very loud but provided some entertainment as we watched them dance. Really not very relaxing, not very good food, and not much to see.
star-5
Great service lunch cruise
Jasmine_S
, May 2022
Very great service and food was excellent! Went here for friend bachelorette party and she really enjoyed.
star-5
Try it yourself
aisha_w
, May 2022
The whole trip from beginning to end was great. Was kinda hesitant because of some of the prior reviews but you have to experience it yourself.
star-3
Nice, not special
Susan_M
, May 2022
The kiosk is not clearly marked and does not match the name on the tickets that we’re emailed. We walked up and down Navy Pier and only found it by asking several kiosks. The food was good, but certainly not “exceptional “. Drinks are expensive! The music was geared very much to one younger ethnic group. It would have been nice to have a wider variety of music played so everyone could have had an opportunity to dance. We took this for our 30th anniversary. While it was nice, it wasn’t special.
star-1
Surprise - No Luncheon Cruise!!!!
Linda_S
, May 2022
There was NO LUCHEON CRUISE!!! We asked when to board and the crew of the Spirit of Chicago boat said there were no sailings on Friday, May 20th. Funny thing is Viator sent an email on Friday May 20th and said today is your day for the cruise. Yeah right. We then went down to the Odyssey Boat and that boat was reserved for a private high school luncheon party. That was it. I wanted to show my brother and sister-in-law who flew in from Florida the skyline of Chicago from the luncheon cruise. I was looking forward for months to this luncheon cruise. It pretty much ruined our afternoon at Navy Pier. I had a paid E-ticket for 6 adults on the Spirit of Chicago for the 2:30 p.m. luncheon cruise.
star-1
There was no assistance to which yacht, I was to board.
Craig_P
, May 2022
I did not explore the cruise. There was no direction onto which yacht to board nor was there anyone available for city cruises. I encountered 3 different yachts. The one I was to board was leaving dock. I did not get the opportunity.
star-5
It was an amazing...
Amoney_D
, May 2022
It was an amazing experience would definitely do again. The food was amazing the energy was music the was good as well
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Sunny day in Chicago
Beverly_J
, May 2022
Champagne when I first walked unto the boat was nice and refreshing. The sun came out which we thought it may rain.
star-2
Family and friends
Lolita_D
, May 2022
We didn't have very good service. We never received our drinks, the food was half gone and what was left was cold didn't get any bread . Had to go to the bar to get my drink. They didn't any change, has to wait, and have to find the bartender to get my change
star-4
Birthday celebration
Gail_N
, May 2022
Amazing time with family,staff was friendly..food was good and complimentary champagne was great! I def would recommend
star-5
Family outing on Lake Michigan
Brandy_C
, May 2022
The amazing 🤩 view of the water and the skyline 🌃. The music was wonderful and so was the workers on the ship , they were nice and friendly!!
star-5
Happy Anniversary 2 Us
Shatondria_H
, May 2022
We loved it. We went as part of our 1 yr anniversary. It was nice and nice weather in Chicago. The water was pretty. Lovely
star-5
Great Experience
Katia_H
, Nov. 2021
The view and the guest on our trip made for a great experience. I would recommend this trip to anyone looking for something to do.
star-5
It was pleasant experience👍
Shirley_L
, Sep. 2021
I had a pleasant experience on this boat cruise. As me and my daughter enter the ramp to enter the boat, the staff was nice. Also, the food was healthy, fresh, and delicious. Just to add, the music selections were great. I look forward to coming back next year.🙂
star-1
Food look disgusting
Tiffany_J
, Sep. 2021
Food look literally Disgusting not a real buffet four items to choose from just sad it is a waste of money
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-1
Waste of money
Karen_G
, Sep. 2021
This was my first Cruise experience with Spirit of Chicago. I was surprised to see a buffet style lunch during a pandemic, I was even more surprised to see that there were hand sanitizer stations present anywhere. There was no social distancing enforced and the food was awful. I actually did not feel well at all that evening. There were literally only 4 dishes aside from salad to choose from. The bar was out of almost every drink we asked for. We booked this excursion to celebrate our anniversary and I definitely regret it. The money we spent for this was not worth it al all. The wait staff was not personable or friendly.
star-4
Lunch Cruise
Luz_M
, Sep. 2021
Overall the lunch Cruise was great. I was a little disappointed because we bought tickets and it was confirmed for the Spirit of Chicago. Upon our arrival there was no one there and we had to ask different staff members about the cruise. We then stopped by the only boat that was going on a cruise and he directed us to a booth to ask there. Finally we retrieved our ticked and it was changed to the Odyssey. No update or warning given and apparently that day we were not the only ones going threw the same issue. We actually helped a couple that was experiencing the same thing!
1 traveller found this review helpful

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