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The Spirit of Chicago delivers the most entertaining and unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and spectacular views. Groups up to 600 will enjoy buffet dining, an interactive cruise emcee, dance music and incredible skyline views...more
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600 E Grand Ave, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611-3419
Near North Side
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went in December for the Holidays. I will be posting a trip report on the Chicago message boards. This was so awesome. What a great thing to do on a cold day. We took the lunch cruise and did NOT pay for the guaranteed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BayLover162
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for the kind words! It was a pleasure hosting you aboard, and we hope to see you back soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 6 days ago

We've hosted our trade association's summer social networking event on the Spirit of Chicago for the last 14 years, and I just signed the contract for August 2019 - 15th consecutive year! The Wednesday evening cruise, buffet dinner and fireworks display has never disappointed us....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rpaullin
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow, thanks for your loyalty! We appreciate your review and look forward to year 15!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the Spirit of Chicago with co-workers for a holiday lunch cruise. Great time! Good food, music and service staff (Mario) was great

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LifeisgoodChicago
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

What a great idea! Thanks for joining us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised how decent the food was for something produced for such a large number of people at once. Were quite a few seniors on the trip and i think there were only probably a handful of couples / families under retirement age but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MarkNewham
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made our reservation months ago and brought our granddaughter to chicago for her 10th bday celebration and the dinner cruise was going to be a highlight. We got all dressed up, took an uber to the Navy Pier and at the kiosk to pick...More

4  Thank kbwsjw
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so sorry to hear about the miscommunication between our team and Viator. Under no circumstance should this be the case, and we apologize that you never received a call to notify you of the cancellation. We will reach out to you privately to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this trip for my 60th birthday we emailed Viator to confirm the same morning and they said yes just make sure you are there for 12, so we arrived found the boat waited and it was all locked up no chance of being...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Wine12017
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there - Thank you for making us aware of this situation. We're so sorry to hear about the miscommunication with our team and Viator. Please know we are notifying our corporate sales team as there is no excuse that you were not notified. I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We held the 243rd Marine Corps Ball on the Spirit of Chicago and...it...was...outstanding! The staff, boat, food, and views were all top notch. Thank you!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Footprints527500
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So happy to hear this, thanks for your review!

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Excellant service from start to finish.Our waiter Mylan was faultless.Would recommend getting the drinks package.Food was very good.Great way to see Chicago at night.

Thank Sporty121
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 28 October 2018

The wife and I went on this cruise after I brought my school here for a rewards trip. The ambience is great, so is the food and music (live DJ). The boat does a 360 slow spin in the harbor before departing. Its awesome. The...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Mufasa928
Maeve T, Guest Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Frederick! Looking forward to seeing you July 1st! :)

Reviewed 22 October 2018

We had a great time from the food to the music. Our server was very attentive, and gave my mom a birthday day dessert and shrimp cocktail!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hoyne2712
Maeve T, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so happy to hear your mom enjoyed! Thanks for cruising.

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Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, inside the boat is warm. I would recommend taking a coat, appropriate for the season, so you can go up on deck and take pictures, no matter what time of year, outside of the summer months anyway. No, there are no... More
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