SS Badger Blog

The S.S. Badger is the perfect way to explore fall! Enjoy the autumn sights in the shoreline towns of Ludington and Manitowoc, or turn your trip into a longer excursion. Either way, fall’s natural display plus seasonal events abound.
Calling all Cheeseheads and Badgers! Show your Wisconsin team spirit on the newest S.S. Badger Cruise — the GO Packers - GO Badgers Shoreline Cruise, Sept. 1, along the Wisconsin shoreline of Lake Michigan.
Sailing aboard the S.S. Badger isn’t just about convenience — it can help you create a memorable Lake Michigan loop tour vacation.
With a month left of summer break, there is still time to plan a special getaway with your grandkids. We've got you covered with a Lake Michigan cruise aboard America's last coal-fired steamship!
You know it’s summer when the S.S. Badger adds a second daily sail across Lake Michigan – and we’re gearing up for it June 15! Guests can depart out of Ludington at 9 a.m. or 8:45 p.m. ET, and Manitowoc at 2 p.m. or 1:30 a.m. CT. If you book now, you can lock in the best-value crossing rate!
Want a taste of the S.S. Badger without the four-hour crossing? A shoreline “mini” cruise may be just the ticket.
As a one-of-a-kind maritime attraction with 65 years of history, the S.S. Badger offers unique and exciting job opportunities. That’s why many of our staff return each season to join the crew – and SO CAN YOU!
For 22 years, Senior Chief Engineer Chuck Cart has been tethered to the S.S. Badger 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. And he wouldn't have it any other way.
Welcome to the Badger Blog! We're excited to share what's happening on our big ship. Look here for the latest news - from sailing dates, to new ship features, to shipmate profiles. You'll also find travel ideas to help you build a great vacation itinerary using the Badger as one leg of your trip.