We sailed again on the Badger, this time in autumn. There was a great offer on Groupon (hope they do it again). We had a stateroom: Very comfy and cozy--two twin beds, our own sink and potty. Also very clean. Took a wonderful nap on the way home, gently lulled to sleep by the slight rocking motion of the ship. We enjoyed the soup/sandwich buffet on the way to Ludington, and we all raved about the grilled chicken breast sandwich. The breakfast buffet on the way back was delicious--two kinds of scrambled eggs, homemade breakfast potatoes, biscuits, sausages, all good. The crew could not have been more friendly and helpful. Since it was late September, lots of stuff was on sale in the Boatique, and we girls took full advantage (our husbands stayed on deck!) The four hour trip goes by in the wink of an eye. The Badger Bingo was fun, the hosts told corny jokes and we were all laughing. There was a movie, TV, Wi-Fi (for a small fee), and just the pure joy of walking around the decks. We also were fascinated by the huge wind turbine parts being loaded and unloaded. I could not imagine these big rigs trying to navigate the highways. With the amount of cargo Badger is carrying, history is repeating itself in a very good way. She was built for this job. When we arrived in Ludington, there were even volunteer greeters to welcome us to Michigan. Everyone should ride the Badger at least once, but I think you'll have so much fun you'll come back again. FYI, two-hour shoreline cruises--one in Manitowoc and one in Ludington--happen in summer. Keep an eye on Badger's Facebook page and website for all the latest happenings. Big Ship, More Fun!!
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