Water activity

Chicago: Lake Michigan Buffet Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises

Chicago: Lake Michigan Buffet Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises
Likely to sell out

From US$ 116.01 per person

Likely to sell out

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

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This activity is non-refundable
Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • 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 brunch, lunch, or dinner cruise on Lake Michigan. Enjoy a buffet dining experience as you sail through the Windy City and delight in panoramic views of its skyline. Board your vessel at Navy Pier and receive a personal greeting. Get your photo taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory before being seated at your private table.

After settling in, savor your brunch, lunch, or dinner buffet consisting of freshly-prepared entrees, main course, and desserts, while listening to the onboard DJ's tunes. View the city's imposing towers like John Hancock Center, Aon, Trump Tower, and Willis Tower. 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.

  • Cruise on the Spirit of Chicago
  • Buffet brunch, lunch, or dinner (based on option selected)
  • Onboard DJ
  • Dance floor
  • Onboard games
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, and iced tea
  • Service fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option to ensure admittance on the cruise
  • 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
  • The cruise duration ranges from 2 to 3 hours
  • In order to guarantee that your group can be seated together, please make sure to make just one reservation for your entire party. If members of your group make separate reservations, the activity provider cannot guarantee that you will be seated together
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 175 reviews

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If you want to enjoy Chicago at night in a relaxed atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, this is the place for you. Very friendly staff, good organization and good food. Plus a fantastic view of the Chicago skyline. We liked it very much. Only the drinks are relatively expensive on board

October 18, 2022

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

Product ID: 275682