The Badger is celebrating her 60th anniversary of sailing Lake Michigan, and we couldn't be happier. My family has been sailing on Badger since my parents took their honeymoon cruise on her 60 years ago. My husband and I sailed just the two of us this time. Todd Hansen kept us so entertained during Badger Bingo that we pulled into Ludington without having even walked the deck once. Todd is truly a treasure. This time we ate from the snack bar and the food was delicious. My turkey sandwich was very fresh and served on excellent bread. There was also a sketch artist/photographer/musician on board named Bill Richards who was just wonderful. I hope he sails on Badger again next year. The ship is kept very clean and all of the crew members are outstanding. When you first get on board, try to get a spot aft to see the huge wind tower parts being loaded. Do the same when docking to note how smoothly the captain pulls into port. There will be plenty of people waving from shore as Badger arrives, so be sure to wave back! This Big Ship (410' 6") is truly More Fun. FYI, my husband and I drove back to Wisconsin from Ludington so as to stop in Milwaukee. Never again! Bucking traffic, paying exorbitant tolls in Illinois, constant road construction--forget it. Get on board the Badger, relax, and have a good time.