Chicago Fireworks Cruise
Enjoy a Chicago dinner and fireworks cruise in Chicago.
Our celebrated 3-hour Summertime dinner/dance cruise along the magnificent Chicago waterfront, plus the Wednesday fireworks show. Why go to a land-based restaurant when you can get so much more on our exciting cruise?
Enjoy a Grande Buffet meal, with an energetic floor show to entertain you. Dance, relax and stroll under a canopy of stars. And for the most magnificent view of Chicago's skyline and the great fireworks show, simply look out any window. Feel right at home as you cruise in climate-controlled comfort. You'll be seated at your table where attentive servers will take your drink orders and invite you up to the buffet. Enjoy a bountiful meal as you gaze at an endless stream of riverfront sights.
These rates are for Wednesday fireworks cruises during the summer months.
|Chicago Dinner & Fireworks Cruise - Wednesday
7:00 pm on Wednesdays
-June through August
Check availability calendar for specific dates. Boarding 30 minutes before departure
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||This tour does not include a hotel pick-up. Prices include tax and gratuity on food service. Bar service (beverages, tax and gratuity) not included. There is no child discount for this cruise, but children 2 and under are free. Reserve online, or call us toll-free at 888-881-3284.
There is a $5.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order.
There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.
Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.
Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.
Special Schedule Notes
When July 3 or 4 falls on a Wednesday, there is a special event cruise scheduled.
Sightseeing on the Cruise:
Unlike a restaurant or banquet hall, the cruise ship brings an ever-changing view of the Chicago skyline to you. You won't find such an array of attractions anywhere else.
Your cruise departs from the historic Navy Pier on Lake Michigan. Your excursion covers the magnificent lakefront with spectacular views of the city's downtown. No trip to Chicago is complete without a view from the deck of our festive ship. And while you're enjoying all the highlights, you can dine, dance, view the fireworks, and have a great time.
1. Navy Pier
This Chicago landmark was built in 1916 and today offers more than 50 acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, and attractions including one of the country's largest Ferris Wheels.
2. Jardine Filtration Plant
The world's largest filtration plant; it processes one million gallons a minute.
3. Adler Planetarium
Built in 1930, this fascinating attraction was a gift to the city from Max Adler of Sears & Roebuck fame.
4. John G. Shedd Aquarium
Opened in 1930, its original salt water came by train from Key West. Today, it is home to more than 8,000 aquatic animals.
5. Soldier Field
Opened in 1924, it was named in memory of Americans killed in World War I, and later rededicated to World War II soldiers. It is now home stadium of the Chicago Bears football team.
6. Grant Park
Covering 319 prime acres along the lakefront, it was developed into one of America's great city parks after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
7. Buckingham Fountain
Built in 1927 at the center of Grant Park, this is the world's largest lighted fountain.
8. McCormick Place
This stunning lakefront convention center boasts the largest column-free space in the world.
9. Willis Tower
At 110 stories, this soaring skyscraper was the world's tallest building until 1996 when the Petronus Towers in Malaysia were built. From the Willis Tower Observatory, you can see Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana.
10. Associates Center
Now known as the "Stone Container Building," this uniquely designed diamond-roofed structure was completed in 1983 at 41 stories and has been featured in movies and television.
11. Amoco Oil Building
Built in 1973 and rising 80 stories, it is one of the tallest buildings in Chicago. It is unusual for the fact that it has no corner offices.
12. A T & T Corporate Center
Affectionately known as the "white castle building," it was built in 1988 and, at 875 feet, is among the top ten tallest buildings in Chicago.
13. John Hancock Center
When it was completed in 1970, it was the world's tallest building, supported by braces to prevent it from swaying in the gusts off Lake Michigan. Its skywalk observatory, at 1127 feet, is the Midwest's highest open-air experience.
14. Lake Michigan
Formed by Ice Age glaciers, it is the only one of the Great Lakes that lies wholly in the US. It is approximately 307 miles long, 118 miles wide and 925 feet deep.
The ship is alive with entertainment. Enjoy your favorite tunes woven into an interactive live musical revue. While you relax and have fun, every window displays an endless stream of city sights. Whether you want to dance in the moonlight or gaze in wonder at the Chicago skyline and the wonderful Wednesday fireworks show, you'll find a different experience every minute.
As irresistible as the view is our menu, which offers you a satisfying array of choices and flavors. Attentive servers cater to your every request so you can relax and enjoy the entertainment and sights.
Relax with a refreshing beverage. Then our host will invite you to a buffet of popular favorites featuring several entrees, vegetables, salads and side dishes. You'll finish off with your choice of dessert and coffee or tea. Cocktail service is available throughout the cruise at your table or from one of our bars.
Dinner Cruise Menu
(subject to change)
Salad Sampler - Assorted Field Greens displayed with your choice of Chopped European Cucumbers, Grape Tomatoes, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon Bits, Seasoned Croutons with Ranch and Italian Dressings
Caprese Pasta Salad - Fresh Mozzarella, Grape Tomatoes, tossed with Petite Pasta Tubes, Fresh Basil and White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Thai BBQ - Sirloin of Beef Smoked and Roasted in a Tangy BBQ Sauce
Caribbean Roasted Chicken - Breast of Chicken Marinade with Hawaiian Pineapple and Cilantro Relish
Pasta Primavera - Imported Penne Tossed with Tomato Basil Sauce and Roasted Vegetables
Tilapia - Newburg Pan-Seared Tilapia lightly drizzled with Sherry Cream Sauce
*Vegetarian Entree available upon request
Double Baked Potatoes
Assorted Freshly Baked Rolls
Fresh selection of Cookies, Cakes, Bars, Pastries and Seasonal Fruit
Boarding time 30 minutes prior to departure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any age requirements?
Anyone may sail on our lunch and dinner cruises. However, there is no child discount for dinner cruises.
What type of entertainment is offered?
Watch your talented wait-staff as they delight you with their up-beat renditions of popular favorites. Then kick it into high gear as your Spirit DJ spins popular dance hits.
What is your smoking policy?
All interior areas of our ship are non-smoking areas. Passengers who enjoy smoking may do so on the outdoor observation decks.
Will my cell phone work on the cruise?
Yes, your cell phone will work on the cruise. For the comfort of other guests, we ask that cell phone conversations be held on the outside decks.
Do I need a reservation?
What number should I call to make reservations?
Please call 888-881-3284 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm every day of the year.
How far in advance should I make reservations?
If you're planning for a large group, call us as soon as possible. A few months will make it easier to accommodate all of your preferences. Individuals should try to book within 30 days of their planned cruise. Of course, reservations can be made right up to the day of the cruise, provided there is space available. We recommend calling as early as you can, especially for special event cruises such as July 4th weekend and New Year's Eve.
Which credit cards are accepted?
We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
Can I make reservations by phone and pay at the ship?
No. For individual parties, payment is required in full at the time of the reservation.
What should I wear?
For evening cruises, appropriate attire is casual to dressy. Men traditionally wear slacks and sport coats, with or without ties. Women wear dresses or nice pants. We do not recommend T-shirts, jeans, shorts or sneakers in the evening. Afternoon cruises are generally more relaxed, and casual attire is fine.
Is parking available at the ship?
Do you sail in inclement weather?
The ship is fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort and cruises rain or shine. If for any reason the ship does not sail, the event will be held dockside. The fireworks show is weather-permitting.
How early should I arrive for my cruise?
You may pick up your tickets one hour before the cruise time. We generally board the vessel 30 minutes prior to the cruise.
Will I get seasick?
It's unlikely. The ship is one of the largest and most stable cruise ships on the waterfornt. On rare occasions when the water is very rough, our Captain will sail the vessel within the breakwater area.
What kind of food is served?
Our cruises feature all-you-can-eat buffets with delicious choices prepared on board by our executive chefs and their galley staffs. Selections include beef, poultry and seafood with fresh vegetables, salad, rolls with butter, and dessert. With advance notice, we can accommodate requests for kosher meals, and we can arrange special meals for guests with allergies. Other specialty menus are available for deck or full-ship charters.
What do drinks cost?
Mixed drinks start at $6.75 for standard brand liquors, $7.75 for premium drinks. All beer is sold by the bottle, with domestic beers for $5.50 and imported for $5.75. Wine begins at $8.00 per glass. Soft drinks are $3.00 each and juice is available for $3.00 each. These prices do not include tax and gratuity.
How is seating arranged on board?
Our ships feature cabaret-style seating. The majority of our tables accommodate four to eight people and guests are sometimes seated with other parties. Please speak to a sales representative about details and pricing. Please understand that we cannot guarantee specific seating on the deck.
This tour does not include a hotel pick-up. Prices include tax and gratuity on food service. Bar service (beverages, tax and gratuity) not included. There is no child discount for this cruise, but children 2 and under are free. Reserve online, or call us toll-free at 888-881-3284.