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Chicago: Lake Michigan Buffet Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Cruise

Product ID: 275682
Dine aboard the Spirit of Chicago and enjoy an extensive buffet meal while cruising down the lakefront. Dance to the onboard DJ or play exciting games like giant Jenga and shuffleboard.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Feast on an extensive buffet brunch, lunch, or dinner
  • Admire 360 degree views from the observation decks while cruising on Lake Michigan
  • Delight in uninterrupted panoramic views of Chicago's memorable and distinctive skyline
  • Listen to a live DJ, dance, or play games like giant Jenga and shuffleboard
  • View some of Chicago's famous landmarks, such as Hancock Tower and Buckingham Fountain, from a unique perspective
Full description
See the sights of Chicago from onboard the Spirit of Chicago with a 2-hour (brunch and lunch) or 3-hour (dinner) cruise on Lake Michigan. Enjoy a buffet dining experience as you sail through the Windy City, and delight in panoramic views of the city's famous skyline.

Board your vessel at Navy Pier and receive a personal greeting. Have your photo taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory before being seated at your private table. Once there, gorge on your brunch, lunch, or dinner buffet consisting of creative prepared fresh daily, and listen to the onboard DJ's tunes.

After your meal, play games like giant Jenga and shuffleboard, or bust out some moves on the dance floor. Don't forget to visit any of the 3 climate-controlled decks to watch the skyscrapers of Chicago's distinctive skyline glide by.


Early Risers
Seasonal Fruit
Breakfast Pastries
Scrambled Eggs
Breakfast Meats
Breakfast Potatoes

Late Risers
Organic Mixed Field Greens
Green Bean Salad
Red Beetroot Salad
Roasted Broccoli Florets
Baked Ziti Pasta
Mashed Potatoes
Oven-Baked Atlantic Atlantic Flounder Filet
Honey and Sesame Chicken
Hand-Carved, Slow-Roasted Strip Loin

Raspberry Mousse
Lemon Pound Cake and Fresh Strawberries
Coconut Vanilla Cake
Red Velvet and Chocolate Chip Brownie


Organic Mixed Field Greens
Organic Spinach and Kale Salad
Green Bean Salad
Kidney Bean, Black Bean, and Chickpea Salad
Red Beetroot Salad
Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Vegetables, Potatoes, and Pasta
Roasted Broccoli Florets
Creamed Corn and Cheddar Cheese Casserole
Baked Ziti Pasta
Mashed Potatoes

Oven-Baked Atlantic Flounder Filet
Honey and Sesame Chicken
Italian Beef Meatballs
Braised Beef Short Ribs (dinner only)

Seasonal Fruit
Raspberry Mousse
Lemon Pound Cake and Fresh Strawberries
Coconut Vanilla Cake
Carrot Cake Red Velvet and Chocolate Chip Brownie (dinner only)

The menu is subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.
  • 2-hour or 3-hour cruise on the Spirit of Chicago
  • Buffet brunch, lunch, or dinner
  • Onboard DJ, dance floor, and games
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, and iced tea
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Gratuities
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure
• Most guests choose comfortable, casually stylish attire
• For your safety, flat, closed-toed shoes are recommended
• The menu is subject to change
• Before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy
• All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking. Guests who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 68 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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The cruise itself was great with amazing views of the Chicago skyline. The buffet was also great and the DJ did a good job of keeping the guests engaged. If I had to say I was disappointed in anything it would have to be the serving staff. Our server had absolutely no personality and they all acted like they weren't too thrilled to be there. None of them smiled or made much conversation when you tried to talk to them. All in all though we had a really wonderful time.

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October 8, 2019

Outdoor seating

First - there was no clear "where to go" on the ticket. It just said Navy Pier (which is a BIG place) - which is why the rating was just good and not excellent. The food was great - service was exceptional - but I didn't know that there was additional seating outside until after dessert. We sat crowded in a very small area up front until we discovered the top most and rear decks.

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July 14, 2019

Excellent! Great time and the food was phenomenal! Great views of the city

September 8, 2019

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Product ID: 275682