Chicago Lunch Cruise

Chicago, IL

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Overview

Step aboard a luxury yacht alongside famed Navy Pier to enjoy an afternoon of food, fun and dancing on the Chicago Lunch Cruise!

  • This 2-hour Lake Michigan cruise offers unrivaled views of the cityscape and celebrated Chicago attractions, perfect for relaxing amid the scenery or snapping some photos
  • Delight in a grand buffet spread, featuring an impressive assortment of salads, vegetables, pasta, hot dishes, and tempting desserts
  • Take advantage of the ship's cash bar amenities, sipping a cocktail as you stroll the ship's deck or unwind on the rooftop lounge
  • Make your way to the dance floor with family and friends to enjoy Top 40 hits from the city's hottest DJs!
Navy Piers - Chicago, IL
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

May - November:
Select Dates - 12:30 PM

*Rates do not apply for holidays, Valentine's Day weekend and specialty cruises

Essential Information
  • Coffee, tea and iced tea are complimentary
  • Additional beverages may be purchased on board: juice, soda, mixed drinks, fine liqueurs, specialty waters, champagne and wine
  • Rates are inclusive of taxes and fees
Duration
The cruise lasts 2 hours; however, boarding begins 30 minutes before cruise departure.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
The cruise ship can accommodate up to 500 people.
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 an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet 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 Menu
*subject to change

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

Entrees:
Oven Baked North Atlantic Sole Filet
Honey & Sesame Chicken
Whole Roasted Pork Loin

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

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?
Children are welcome on our cruises and children under 3 years old cruise free. Please inform us at the time of booking if you will be bringing additional guests under 3 so that we can ensure seating.
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 paid 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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