Chicago Dinner Cruise

Chicago, IL

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Overview

Experience a magical evening on the water, enhanced by dazzling city sights and lakefront lights on the Chicago Dinner Cruise! 

  • Admire the skyline and famous Chicago attractions, as the ship's impressive panoramic windows and climate-controlled deck areas offer a variety of views
  • Savor fresh cuisine served buffet-style, refreshing drinks from full-service cash bars, and vibrant onboard entertainment under a canopy of stars
  • Dance the night away to the beats of the Windy City's hottest DJs as you cruise around Lake Michigan and back to Navy Pier
  • As one of the most exciting and unique things to do in Chicago, you'll talk about this memorable outing for years to come!
Navy Pier - Chicago, IL
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Essential Information
  • Coffee, tea and iced tea are complimentary
  • You may also purchase juices, sodas, mixed drinks, fine liqueurs, specialty waters, champagne and exceptional wines
  • Rates do not apply for holiday, Valentine's Day and specialty cruises
Duration
This cruise will last approximately 2.5 - 3 hours depending on the date booked.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
The cruise ship can accommodate up to 600 guests.
Spectators
Only those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.
Weather Dependent
This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.
What To Wear
We recommend casually stylish attire such as nice pants or jeans, polos, button-down shirts, and sundresses or skirts. Although allowed, we strongly discourage t-shirts, casual jeans, shorts, and sneakers.
What type of food is served?

The cruise features all-you-can-eat dinner buffets with delicious choices prepared on board by the executive chef and their galley staff. With advance notice, special meals for guests with allergies can be arranged.

Sample Buffet Dinner Menu
*subject to change

Fresh Salads:
Organic Mixed Field Greens
Organic Spinach & Kale Salad
Mediterranean Couscous & Chickpea Salad
Roasted Red Beet Salad
Orzo & Bay Shrimp Salad

Sides:
Roasted Broccoli Florets
Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
Baked Ziti Pasta
Mashed Potatoes

Entrees:
Oven Baked North Atlantic Sole Filet
Honey & Sesame Chicken
Whole-Roasted Pork Loin
Braised Beef Short Ribs

Desserts:
Seasonal Cut Fruit
Cannoli
Chocolate Drizzle Rice Krispy
Cheese Cake
Chocolate Cake
Strawberries & Vanilla Custard
Apple Cobbler

What is the dress code?

We recommend casually stylish attire such as nice pants or jeans, polos, button-down shirts, and sundresses or skirts. Although allowed, we strongly discourage t-shirts, casual jeans, shorts, and sneakers. 

Are there any age requirements?
There are no age requirements for this cruise. Please note, children under 3 can board for free. Please notify Virgin Experience Gifts at the time of booking if you will have additional guests under the age of 3 so seating can be planned accordingly.
Where does the cruise go?
The ship departs from the South Side of Navy Pier. While sailing routes may vary, the cruise goes as far south as McCormick Place and as far north as Montrose Harbor along the Chicago skyline.
How do I get to the ship?
The ship is conveniently located at Navy Pier just off Lake Shore Drive. Ample parking with shuttle service to Navy Pier is available just off Illinois St. and Grand Ave.
What type of entertainment is offered?
Sit back and relax on one of the climate-controlled decks. Dine on the bountiful buffet. Experience the view as the interactive MC spins popular favorites and dance hits.
Is the ship wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The ship can accommodate wheelchairs for boarding and provides a handicap-accessible restroom. Please notify us of any special-assistance members in your party prior to the cruise so we can provide the appropriate assistance upon arrival.
Are gratuities included in the price package?
Gratuities are not included in the package price and are suggested for all on-board purchases and outstanding service.
How is seating arranged on board?
The ship features cabaret-style seating. The majority of tables accommodate 4 to 8 people and guests are sometimes seated with other parties.
Can you tell me a little about the ship?

The ship is spaciously designed with three climate-controlled interior decks, outdoor strolling decks at the bow and stern, and the largest outdoor patio deck in Chicago topside. It is handicap accessible and Coast Guard approved for up to 600 passengers. Amenities include full-service bars, two dance floors (or staging areas), spacious bathrooms, flexible seating arrangements and huge, panoramic windows.

Do you sail in inclement weather?

Absolutely. The ship is fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. It sails rain or shine year-round.

Returns
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Exchanges
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Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and have received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final and no rescheduling or cancellations will be allowed.

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