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Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Chicago, IL

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Chicago, IL

A magical evening awaits on the Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise where you will enjoy the sights and sounds of the Navy Pier fireworks display from the water!

  • Freshly prepared cuisine, served buffet-style, vibrant entertainment and dancing under a canopy of stars
  • Take in the famous Chicago skyline through panoramic windows or outside on the city's largest outdoor deck
  • Enjoy dancing to the music of Chicago's hottest DJs
  • Watch Navy Pier's outstanding fireworks show from one of the many observation decks!
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!

June - Labor Day:
Wednesday - 7:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 PM

*Rates do not apply for holidays and specialty cruises

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
  • The best views of Navy Pier’s fireworks display (weather permitting)
  • Chef-prepared buffet dinner
  • Climate-controlled interior decks
This cruise will last approximately 2-3 hours.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
The cruise ship can accommodate up to 600 guests.
Only those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.
Weather Dependent
The cruise will run in rain or shine. However, the fireworks are weather dependent.
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

Oven Roasted Salmon & Tilapia
Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
Twice Cooked Beef Short Ribs
Baked Ziti
Roasted Broccoli

Mini Patries
Seasonal Fruit

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 DJ 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.
Are children allowed on the ship?

Yes! Children of all ages are welcome during this experience! Children under the age of 3 sail for free. 

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.

Can food allergies be accommodated?

Some food allergies can be accommodated during dinner. Please let you experience provider know directly should you need any accommodations!

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. However, the fireworks show is weather dependent.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 14 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

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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