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Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan provided by City Experiences By Hornblower

Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan

Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan
4.5
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from ₱3,889.98 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Last updated: 2 Jul 2020
A note from Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan
Guests are required to wear masks/face coverings when on board as they are interacting with others who are not members of their household. Masks not required while seated. Cloth face coverings are not required under on young children under age 2, and anyone who has trouble breathing.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Dine in style, and take in views of Chicago’s best landmarks at the same time by opting for a Spirit of Chicago lunch cruise. Access unobstructed panoramic views of city landmarks that you wouldn’t see from the shore, and enjoy a buffet lunch with salads, entrees, and desserts. Take advantage of the many places to sit and relax on board, as well as music and a dance floor to keep you entertained.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Enjoy a relaxing lunch cruise while sailing along Lake Michigan
Great photo opportunities—get views of Chicago’s top landmarks
A delicious buffet lunch is included with a wide selection of dishes
Perfect for celebrations—the boat has music and a dance floor
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5042P63
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
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 • Entry/Admission - City Experiences By Hornblower
Exclusions
Beverages • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA Spirit of Chicago is docked at Navy Pier. 600 E Grand Avenue • Chicago, IL 60611
Inclusions
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 • Entry/Admission - City Experiences By Hornblower
Exclusions
Beverages • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Departure details
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA Spirit of Chicago is docked at Navy Pier. 600 E Grand Avenue • Chicago, IL 60611
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

4.5
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Sergio D
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Perfect experience
Aug 2020
It wasn't the Spirit of Chicago, it was changed to Odyssey. Anyway was great.
Clean and constantly cleaning because of Covid . The staff warm and helpful. The lunch was delicious and the waitress assisted all our requirements. The ride was long enough to enjoy the view.
Written 9 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bobbi M
32 contributions
Chicago
This cruise was awesome! From the scenic views, the friendly crew and tasty food, you can’t go wrong on this cruise!!!!
Written 18 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NJJ
Grays Thurrock, UK15 contributions
Nice relaxed way to spend lunch on the water
Sep 2019
Great relaxed way to spend a couple of hours seeing a view of Chicago from lake Michigan. Good value for money as lunch was an excellent on-board buffet. Music was provided which catered for all tastes.
Written 17 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ktrsstiffin
Skokie, IL5 contributions
Labor Day Lunch Cruise
Spirit of Chicao is a great cruise ship. 1. Clean, quiet and smooth running ship. 2. Excellent, efficient and polite staff. 3. The lunch buffet was well stocked and delicious. 4. Our cocktails were perfect. 5. Desserts were 4 stars. 6. The music was modern for the 20 year olds and enjoyable for everyone else. 7. Views of the lake and sky line are spectacular.
Written 8 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Diane N
2 contributions
Gospel cruise
Sep 2019 • Friends
Took over 1 hour to get any type of drink even a glass of water. Our waitress took our drink order never returned another wAitress took over when asked what happened? When told bartender told if needed something could of came to bar shoulf not of had to do! Also deser not put out till right before docking and when got up to asked for plate waiter did not even talk hust showed sign cut off by neck! We have taken this cruises many years this is been the worst treatment!
Written 7 September 2019
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Renate W
Crown Point, Indiana7 contributions
LOFS KEEN-AGERS
Aug 2019
Great sailing for our senior club! We arrive by bus and have time to shop before boarding and enjoying a delicious lunch and entertainment with dancing included!!
Written 30 August 2019
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elsabiet
Washington DC, DC101 contributions
I would not do it again
Staff was ok, the food average.
The cruise in itself is just a very slow and short float from the pier to approximately Millenium Park and back. I had expected to get a more comprehensive view of the city.
The thing we disliked the most was the volume of the music that went constantly up, during the second hour it was basically like a floating disco dance -for the joy of all the kids. We didn’t expect it especially for a brunch cruise from 10 to 12pm, and had hoped to be able to enjoy calmly the views and the lake.
If you still decide to go: from inside the pier there is no indication whatsoever of where to embark. It was pouring with rain on the day we took the cruise so there was no one of the many other tourists wanting to venture outside to look for the dock, all shops were still closed and guards gave us wrong indications. The pier is pretty long, so take your time.
If you can choose, ask to be seated on the upper dock, which is less crowded and has less tables. Useless to pay extra for a window table there, views are the same as it is the music volume.
Written 19 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Leylilou
Cary, IL25 contributions
More than just a cruise!
Aug 2019
We cruised on a Tuesday which was offered at an amazing price. Good food, nice environment, fun entertainment, amazing views, attentive, friendly staff and more. The buffet was available the entire cruise offering a nice variety of food and dessert choices. The outdoor patio and deck area offered seating and tables with easy in/out access. Our birthday girl was served a special treat and we all were served a large cookie as we departed.
Written 15 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mapita
4 contributions
Loved cruising with Spirit of Chicago cruise
Aug 2019 • Family
Amazing views, great entertainment and delicious food. All the servers and staff were kind and helpful. We boarded on time and had a wonderful experience. This is a great way to get to know Chicago.
Written 14 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mlweber42
Colorado Springs, CO9 contributions
Friendly crew and good food.
Jul 2019 • Family
The boat was very comfortable. The views were great as we cruised around the lake. The crew was fun and very friendly. The food was also quite good.
Written 4 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Wonderful Sunset View
It was a great window view to watch the sunset on the lake. Our host and server Danny and trainee Donovan did a gre
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Everyone was having fun.
Having the experience of a boat out on Lake Michigan against the background of a beautiful city could have been eno
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Mother/Daughter trip
Wonderful time. We had a good meal and enjoyed the fireworks at Navy Pier along with beautiful views of Chicago at
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Super nice to see the city from afar!
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NOT A PLEASANT ONE
The length of cruise was not completed due to bad weather but the staff and DJ did not entertained the guests while
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Fun lunch and awesome views
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What a great night cruising on the lake! Delicious dinner, dancing, and what a view. A night to remember!
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Good food
It was a rainy night and they wouldn't take our paper ticket. We had to wait at a booth (which wasn't manned) in t
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Fun Evening
Perfect start to our Chicago trip. I had never been to Chicago and thoroughly enjoyed being on the water and seein
Bill246
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Nice night views of the city
The buffet dinner was better than expected as we are not really fans of buffets. The night views of the city were s
JimJoanne
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Beautiful night views of the city
We had a couple days on our visit to Chicago, and my husband insisted that we book a dinner cruise. After looking
Michigancold
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Beautiful skyline!
What a fantastic way to see the city lights! Beautiful set up, great boat with glass sides and ceiling. Easy to
JF545
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Perfect midwest evening for the cruise
The cruise was lovely. We had perfect weather although we didn't go beyond the breakwall so I don't imagine it gets
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