Lake Michigan Carferry Takes Vacation Planning in a New Direction

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Lake Michigan Carferry Service

    LUDINGTON, Mich., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Lake
 Michigan Carferry Service is offering a variety of exciting travel packages to
 several of Michigan's and Wisconsin's most desirable destinations.  The
 vacation travel packages combine a cruise on the 410-foot S.S. Badger and are
 available throughout the sailing season beginning May 11.
     "Lake Michigan has always been a barrier to vacation travel between
 Michigan and Wisconsin requiring long hours of difficult driving," according
 to Thom Hawley, spokesman for the company.  "With gas prices on the rise, the
 S.S. Badger provides a fun and affordable adventure across the Lake while
 avoiding the costs and hassles of driving," he added.
     Packages include one-way or round-trip fare on the S.S. Badger, lodging,
 attractions and meals to Milwaukee, Green Bay, Wisconsin Dells and Door
 County, Wisconsin, Traverse City, Manistee, Holland, Mackinac Island in
 Michigan and the Badger's port cities of Ludington and Manitowoc.  "Some of
 the packages can be customized to fit vacation plans and our package
 specialists will help our passengers plan a great vacation get-away," Hawley
 said.
     The 410-foot S.S. Badger can accommodate over 600 passengers and 180
 automobiles per crossing.  Vacationers traveling with autos, recreational
 vehicles, bicycles and motorcycles will find the car ferry a unique and
 enjoyable experience on their way to Great Lakes destinations.  The ship also
 comfortably accommodates large groups with special group rates available.
     To reflect the company's commitment to customer satisfaction, many areas
 are getting a fresh coat of paint.  The ship has staterooms, a gift shop,
 maritime museum, video game arcade, and food and beverage services.
     Under the direction of an activities coordinator, free "Badger Bingo" and
 a sing-along with the crew members is offered during all daytime sailings.
 Story-tellers and puppet shows will bring Great Lakes maritime lore to life
 making the cruise fun for everyone.
     Aboard the Badger, passengers who desire a comfortable place to rest or
 enjoy a movie will discover several viewing areas equipped with recliner
 airline style seats.
     Passengers can also enjoy the convenience and adventure of spending a
 night in an authentic car ferry stateroom aboard the S.S. Badger.  The "Badger
 Boatel," available during the spring and fall seasons, will be offered in
 concert with the packages for a small added cost and passengers should call
 for availability and reservations.
     By itself, the S.S. Badger mini-cruise is a splendid and affordable way to
 experience the majesty of the Great Lakes.  Round-trip cruises, without a
 vehicle, allow passengers to explore Ludington and Manitowoc.  Local bus
 service is available at both ports.
     There are daily departures from Ludington each morning and Manitowoc each
 afternoon, May 11 through October 28.  Additional daily sailings run June 15
 through September 2, leaving Ludington each evening and returning overnight
 from Manitowoc.  Special sunset cruises will tour the Michigan and Wisconsin
 shoreline on June 2 and September 2.
     For package and online reservation information, visit the Lake Michigan
 Carferry website at www.ssbadger.com or call 800-841-4243.
     The Lake Michigan Carferry is a proud member of the West Michigan Tourist
 Association (WMTA).  For regional travel information, contact WMTA toll free
 at 800-442-2084 or log on to www.wmta.org .
 
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    LUDINGTON, Mich., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Lake
 Michigan Carferry Service is offering a variety of exciting travel packages to
 several of Michigan's and Wisconsin's most desirable destinations.  The
 vacation travel packages combine a cruise on the 410-foot S.S. Badger and are
 available throughout the sailing season beginning May 11.
     "Lake Michigan has always been a barrier to vacation travel between
 Michigan and Wisconsin requiring long hours of difficult driving," according
 to Thom Hawley, spokesman for the company.  "With gas prices on the rise, the
 S.S. Badger provides a fun and affordable adventure across the Lake while
 avoiding the costs and hassles of driving," he added.
     Packages include one-way or round-trip fare on the S.S. Badger, lodging,
 attractions and meals to Milwaukee, Green Bay, Wisconsin Dells and Door
 County, Wisconsin, Traverse City, Manistee, Holland, Mackinac Island in
 Michigan and the Badger's port cities of Ludington and Manitowoc.  "Some of
 the packages can be customized to fit vacation plans and our package
 specialists will help our passengers plan a great vacation get-away," Hawley
 said.
     The 410-foot S.S. Badger can accommodate over 600 passengers and 180
 automobiles per crossing.  Vacationers traveling with autos, recreational
 vehicles, bicycles and motorcycles will find the car ferry a unique and
 enjoyable experience on their way to Great Lakes destinations.  The ship also
 comfortably accommodates large groups with special group rates available.
     To reflect the company's commitment to customer satisfaction, many areas
 are getting a fresh coat of paint.  The ship has staterooms, a gift shop,
 maritime museum, video game arcade, and food and beverage services.
     Under the direction of an activities coordinator, free "Badger Bingo" and
 a sing-along with the crew members is offered during all daytime sailings.
 Story-tellers and puppet shows will bring Great Lakes maritime lore to life
 making the cruise fun for everyone.
     Aboard the Badger, passengers who desire a comfortable place to rest or
 enjoy a movie will discover several viewing areas equipped with recliner
 airline style seats.
     Passengers can also enjoy the convenience and adventure of spending a
 night in an authentic car ferry stateroom aboard the S.S. Badger.  The "Badger
 Boatel," available during the spring and fall seasons, will be offered in
 concert with the packages for a small added cost and passengers should call
 for availability and reservations.
     By itself, the S.S. Badger mini-cruise is a splendid and affordable way to
 experience the majesty of the Great Lakes.  Round-trip cruises, without a
 vehicle, allow passengers to explore Ludington and Manitowoc.  Local bus
 service is available at both ports.
     There are daily departures from Ludington each morning and Manitowoc each
 afternoon, May 11 through October 28.  Additional daily sailings run June 15
 through September 2, leaving Ludington each evening and returning overnight
 from Manitowoc.  Special sunset cruises will tour the Michigan and Wisconsin
 shoreline on June 2 and September 2.
     For package and online reservation information, visit the Lake Michigan
 Carferry website at www.ssbadger.com or call 800-841-4243.
     The Lake Michigan Carferry is a proud member of the West Michigan Tourist
 Association (WMTA).  For regional travel information, contact WMTA toll free
 at 800-442-2084 or log on to www.wmta.org .
 
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