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Event Category: Community Events

  • Algoma, WI is looking forward to the arrival of the Viking Polaris,Viking Octantis and Hanseatic cruise ships and their passengers in 2023!

    The cruise ship will moor off shore in Lake Michigan and cruise guests who choose to disembark will ferry to shore and enjoy excursions that include Algoma and the surrounding area.

    You are invited join us on the lakeshore where you can watch the ships arrive and depart and the tenders that will ferry the passengers to and from shore.

    Stay for the day or make it part of your extended vacation and:

    • Stroll through town and visit our shops and art galleries
    • Enjoy dining inside or out
    • Check out the outdoor music
    • Play or relax on Crescent Beach
    • Rent a bike, kayak, or paddle board or boat and take in some nature
    • Take the self-guided Historic Walking Tour and tour of the Algoma murals
    • Hike on the Ahnapee Trail
    • Book a fishing charter trip
    • Enjoy regionally crafted beer and wine.
    • Explore Kewaunee County

    October 6, 2023 Special Events and Activities

    Check out the full calendar of events here.

    Hotel Stebbins 201 Steele St. 9AM – 12PM Bloody Mary Bar. $6 breakfast sandwiches

    Bren Sibilisky Sculpture: E5977 Freemont Rd 8AM – 4PM. Bren Sibilsky, an international, award-winning artist and sculptor, located a short 1-mile ride outside of Algoma will be providing free transportation to anyone interested in visiting this cozy gallery/studio located on a 100+-year-old, 3rd generation, Belgium family farmstead that has been repurposed into studio spaces and gallery areas. Sibilsky’s art is also shown at the Robert Ray Gallery which is located at 520 Parkway St. in Algoma, WI. Call Randy at 920.487.4200 anytime between 8AM and 4PM for a ride!

    Smashed on the Rocks Saloon 70 Church St.  Opening at 8AM on Cruise Ship Days. Breakfast, Bloody Marys, drink specials, live music.

    Sweets and Other Stuff 522 4th St. Extended hours 8:30AM to 4PM. $5 off a $25+ purchase.

    Ladybug Glass – Studio & Gallery 219 Steele St. 8:30AM – 5PM.  Extended hours on Cruise Ship Days.

    The Country Cupboard 510 4th St. 8:30AM – 5PM Algoma souvenirs and all things gift; Check out the sale in the Clearance Cupboard for Cruise Day!

    Amber’s Attic & Art 507 4th St. 11AM – 2PM A unique selection of Sterling silver & costume jewelry, vintage & antique items and gifts.

    The Pottery Co-op 610 4th St. 9AM – 4PM  10% off non-commissioned pottery.

    Waterfront Creations 207 Steele St.  9AM – 4PM Algoma souvenir t-shirts for only $15.

    Bay Shore Outfitters 219 State St. 9AM – 5PM
    Bay Shore Outfitters will be open at 9AM on Cruise Days. offering a wide selection of Algoma, Great Lakes, and Ice Age Trail apparel, magnets, and stickers in addition to a variety of candy from the Door County Candy Co.

    The Honeycomb  400 2nd St. 9AM – 5PM
    Meet the maker! Selected artisans will be on-site to help and talk to customers about their handcrafted wares.

    Yardstick Books  317 Steele Street 9AM – 5PM Yardstick is an independent bookstore in Algoma, Wisconsin, specializing in local and regional books and authors; literary fiction and mysteries; children’s books; history, science and nature; and everything else! Yardstick sells puzzles, cards, postcards and magnets, as well as fun bookish items.

    Robert Ray Gallery 520 Parkway St. 9:30AM – 5PM. Open extended hours.

    Book Corner 401 3rd St. 11AM – 3PM All Mass-Market Paperback Books are Half Price. This means they are just $.25 each – a steal! There are hundreds of books to choose from. Stop by the Book Corner and pick up some books for your summer reading pleasure.

    Clay on Steele 221 Steele St. 11AM – 4PM Pottery demonstrations. Handmade tea cup gift if you try the potters wheel. Ceramic arts display. 20% discount for cruise ship visitors.

    BellaLuna’s Apothecary & Boutique 211 Steele St. 25% off non-consignment items sale


    Click here so you can Experience Algoma!

    You may get to meet some of the guests while you are in town!

    Viking Cruise Algoma, WI Port Visits 2023

    • June 16: Viking Polaris Arrival 08:00/Departure 18.00
    • June 29: Viking Polaris Arrival 07:00AM/Departure 4.00PM
    • July 14: Viking Polaris Arrival 08:00AM/Departure 6.00PM
    • July 27: Viking Polaris Arrival 07:00AM/Departure 4.00PM
    • August 10: Viking Octantis Arrival 08:00AM/Departure 6.00PM
    • August 23: Viking Octantis Arrival 07:00AM/Departure 4.00PM
    • September 04: Viking Polaris Arrival 08:00AM/Departure 6.00PM
    • September 17: Viking Polaris Arrival 07:00AM/Departure 4.00PM

    Hanseatic inspiration Algoma, WI Port Visits 2023

    • June 20:  Arrival 08:00/Departure 07.00
    • October 6: Arrival 08:00/Departure 07.00

    Arrival and departure times are subject to change depending on weather conditions.

    Want to track the ships live?
    Cruise Mapper: Viking Polaris     |     Cruise Mapper: Viking Octantis  |  Cruise Mapper: Hanseatic inspiration

    Learn more about the Viking Cruises Great Lakes Collection here.

    In September 2022, City Administrator Matt Murphy and then Chamber Director Ken Weinaug traveled to Milwaukee and toured the Viking Octantis. Below are a few photos from that tour.

    Click on the photos to see the larger view.

    Photos © 2022 Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce

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