Quite simply, a Spirit dinner cruise is the perfect night out. A magical setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and Lakefront lights. An evening filled to the brim with wonderful cuisine, music and dancing under a canopy of stars. For a party of two, a couple of couples, or a grand affair for up to 600 guests, this is the ultimate Chicago experience.
Let us show you how your evening will unfold
Welcome Aboard - You’ll know you’re in for a special evening the moment you step aboard our elegant decks and are escorted to your candlelit table. Many tables are designed for cruise style seating with other guests, reminiscent of ocean-going cruises. Order drinks, then feel free to explore the ship while our crew casts off.
Bon Appétit - Your waiter will invite you to our Grande Dinner Buffet, where you can sample a little bit of everything, or just select your favorite fare. Everything is freshly prepared in our shipboard galley and served in the true manner of an ocean-going cruise buffet.
Oh, Beautiful - Savor your culinary selections over perfectly-paced dinner music and a never-ending view of Chicago’s breathtaking skyline seen through our huge panoramic windows. Truly, a sight you won’t soon forget. See our cruise route.
Stroll Under The Stars - Take your drinks topside and relax on the largest outdoor patio deck in the city while Chicago’s magnificent skyline spreads before you in all directions. It’s the perfect pause before the pulsing beat of Spirit’s dance tunes entices you onto the dance floor.
Rock The Boat - Spirit’s dinner cruises spotlight some of the hottest interactive MCs in the city. For nearly two hours, we’ll play top 40 hits from various genres and styles and let you rock ‘til we dock - literally. The perfect end to the perfect night.
Double Baked Mashed Potatoes Mashed potatoes and light cream baked until golden brown
Freshly Baked Rolls
Fresh selection of cookies, cakes, bars, pastries and seasonal fruit
Menu subject to change
Spirit of Chicago Lunch Cruises Come aboard and enjoy the most entertaining lunchtime experience in Chicago featuring our Grande Buffet! This two-hour cruise along Chicago’s magnificent lakefront is perfect for an afternoon getaway, a birthday, office party, entertaining out-of-town guests, you name it.
Let us walk you through a cruise:
Big smile - a keepsake photo of you and your party will be taken upon boarding, so go ahead and “mug” for the camera. (You can decide to purchase or not, when you dock.)
“This way please” - we will greet and seat you, and take your drink orders. Please note that many tables are designed for cruise style seating with other guests, reminiscent of ocean-going cruises. Feel free to get up and explore the ship - especially our outdoor strolling decks.
Bon Appétit - Once you’ve been invited up to our Grande Buffet, take as little or as much as you like. You can even go back for seconds and thirds as long as the buffet is open!
Oooo, ahhhh - while you dine, we’ll entertain you with a fascinating narrated tour of Chicago’s breathtaking skyline easily seen from our huge panoramic windows. See our cruise route.
Stretch your legs - Head topside for the largest outdoor patio deck in Chicago and catch a breath of fresh air and an amazing view.
Rock ‘til you dock - from line dances to Top-40 hits, our interactive MC knows how to get everyone up and dancing, right to the end of your cruise.
Sunday-Saturday Lunch Schedule
Board 11:00 AM • Cruise Noon to 2:00 PM • Available Year-round
Fresh selection of Cookies, Cakes, Bars, Pastries and Seasonal Fruit
Menu subject to change
Additional Spirit of Chicago Cruises and Menus
Spirit offers a variety of unique specialty cruises and events in Chicago. On these special cruises our Executive Chef and galley staff prepare an array of appetizers, entrees, salads and desserts that is sure to please any number of tastes.
If your favorite part of the day is when the sun goes down, then our Moonlight Cruise is for you. Our DJs have years of experience getting everyone onto the dance floors and there's plenty of room for all your latest moves.
Join us for a worshipful blend of Gospel music and buffet dining aboard the Spirit of Chicago. Our luxurious ship will surround you with views of the city skyline while raising your spirit with a live Gospel rendition for the soul.