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Spirit of Chicago Lunch Cruises

Highlights / General details

With the sunshine reflecting off Lake Michigan and the city skyline, there’s no better place to enjoy an afternoon in Chicago than aboard a Spirit Lunch Cruise. Departing from Navy Pier, you’ll have 2 hours of incredible views and entertainment ahead. During the day, you’ll be able to see attractions like Museum Campus, Soldier Field, and the iconic Willis Tower.

Spirit of Chicago Lunch Cruises are ideal for groups of various sizes and age ranges. Families are always welcome, as are corporate and travel groups, friends and couples. The leisurely pace of the cruise ensures plenty of time to sample Spirit’s delicious buffet-style lunch menu, take in the amazing Chicago sights and enjoy some time on the dance floor with lively music from the onboard DJ.


2-hour cruise; Lunch 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 Lunch 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.


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

Honey & Sesame Chicken: Scallions, Fresno Chilies.

Whole-Roasted Pork Loin: Dijon Mustard Cream 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

Monday - Friday - 4/1/15-4/13/15 Sails: 12:00-2:00 pm.

Monday - Friday - 4/14/15-6/13/15 Sails: 11:00 am-1:00 pm, 02:30-4:30 pm.

Monday - Friday - 6/14/14-3/31/16 Sails: 12:30-2:30 pm.

Saturday - 4/1/15-5/10/15 Sails: 12:00-2:00 pm.

Saturday - 5/11/15-3/31/16 Sails: 12:30-2:30 pm.

Available: April 2016 – March 2017

Monday - Friday - 4/1/16-4/11/16 Sails: 12:00-2:00 pm.

Monday - Friday - 4/12/16-6/11/16: 11:00 am-1:00 pm, 02:30-4:30 pm.

Monday - Friday - 6/12/16-3/31/17 Sails: 12:30-2:30 pm.

Saturday - 4/1/16-5/8/16 Sails: 12:00-2:00 pm.

Saturday - 5/9/16-3/31/17 Sails: 12:30-2:30 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 are welcome on our lunch cruises. Children under 3 are complimentary and a discount is offered between the ages of 3 and 12 on our standard lunch cruises.


Dress Code: These cruises are more relaxed and casual attire is fine.

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