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Spirit of Chicago Dinner Cruise

Highlights / General details

Dinner Cruises sail for 2.5 or 3 hours, depending on the day of the week. Watch the Chicago skyline light up from the water and enjoy beautiful sunsets during the summer months.

Departing from Navy Pier, the cruise route will take you north along the lakefront and then back down toward Museum Campus and Soldier Field. Enjoy phenomenal views from the rooftop observation deck or the many windows surrounding the climate-controlled dining decks.

Spirit of Chicago’s creative, contemporary buffet-style dinner is available throughout the cruise. Sample a variety of delicious dishes and be sure to save room for dessert! After dinner, the dance floor is the place to be with our onboard DJ playing a range of today’s hits and old favorites. Upbeat and lively, Spirit of Chicago Dinner Cruises are great for couples, families, friends or corporate groups.


3-hour cruise; Grand Dinner Buffet; DJ, Music and Dancing; Coffee, Tea, Ice-Tea; Services Charges and Fees.


Additional beverages purchased on board; Gratuities on on-board purchases; Transportation to/from pier.

Spirit of Chicago Dinner Menu:


Organic Mixed Field Greens: Grape Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Carrots, Corn, Feta Cheese, Black Olives, Kidney Beans, Sunflower Seeds, Herb Croutons, House-Made Ranch and Balsamic Vinaigrette, Low Fat Italian.

Organic Spinach and Kale Salad: Parmesan Cheese, Peppers, Red Onions, Roast Garlic Lemon Dressing

Roasted Red Beet Salad: Pickled Shallots, Fresh Mint, Italian Parsley.

Mediterranean Couscous and Chickpea Salad: Green Onions, Cumin-Paprika Vinaigrette.

Orzo & Bay Shrimp Salad: Scallions, English Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes, Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette.


Oven Baked North Atlantic Sole Filet: Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce.

Honey & Sesame Chicken: Scallions, Fresno Chilies.

Whole-Roasted Pork Loin: Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce.

Braised Beef Short Rib: Baby Carrots, Pearl Onions, Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce.


Roasted Broccoli Florets: Toasted Garlic, Chili Flakes.

Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole: Green Chilies, Scallions, Fresh Cilantro.

Baked Ziti Pasta: Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Spinach & Garlic Sauce.

Mashed Potatoes: Idaho Potatoes, Roasted Garlic.


Seasonal Fruit, Cannoli, Chocolate Drizzle Rice Krispy, Cheesecake, Chocolate Cake, Strawberries & Vanilla Custard, Apple Cobbler.

**Menu subject to change. Before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy**

Hours of operation

Available: April 2015 – March 2016

Sunday Sails: 6:00-8:30 pm.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Sails: 7:00-9:30 pm.

Wednesday Sails: 7:00-9:30 pm.

Wednesday Firework Dinner - 5/23/15-9/1/15 Sails: 7:00-10:00 pm.

Friday Sails: 7:30-10:30 pm.

Friday - 5/23/15-9/1/15 Sails: 8:00-11:00 pm.

Saturday Sails: 7:00-10:00 pm.

Saturday Firework Dinner - 5/23/15-9/1/15 Sails: 8:30-11:30 pm.

Available: April 2016 – March 2017

Sunday Sails: 6:00-8:30 pm.

Monday - Thursday Sails: 7:00-9:30 pm.

Wednesday Firework Dinner - 5/28/16-9/6/16 Sails: 7:00-10:00 pm.

Friday - 4/1/16-5/27/16 & 9/7/16-3/31/17 Sails: 7:30-10:30 pm.

Friday - 5/28/16-9/6/16 Sails: 8:00-11:00 pm.

Saturday - 4/1/16-5/27/16 & 9/7/16-3/31/17 Sails: 7:00-10:00 pm.

Saturday Firework Dinner - 5/28/16-9/6/16 Sails: 8:30-11:30 pm.

On the day of your cruise, please check in at the ticket booth at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.


Approximately 2 hours.


Spirit of Chicago Ticket Booth - Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

Additional Information

Additional alcoholic, soft drink, and other beverages are available for purchase on board.

Cruise will operate year-round and in most weather conditions. Each enclosed deck is climate controlled and the weather will not affect your cruise. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon direction of the U.S. Coast Guard, the ship will remain dockside for the length of the event.

Boarding Photos will be available for purchase on-board and after the cruise.

Participant restrictions

Children under 3 are complimentary and child's rate is offered for children between the age of 3 and 12 for the Sunday Dinner Cruise.


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. Although allowed, we strongly discourage collarless t-shirts, jeans, shorts or sneakers.

Rates may not apply for holiday and specialty cruises and are subject to change.

The vessel is wheelchair accessible. However, you must inform the supplier of your specific needs at time of reservations.

*Cruise schedules change often. Guests will receive sail time upon final confirmation.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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Number of Passengers:

Limited Availability