2GO recently launched its newest premium sea vessel that promotes local tourism, the M/V St. Therese of the Child Jesus. The new vessel is addition to 2GO’s fleet of luxurious and modern sea vessels.
The M/V St. Therese of the Child Jesus is 16,622-ton and 160 meter long that can accommodate 1,856 passengers and 200 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of cargo. This new vessel brings passengers to the ports of Manila, Bacolod, Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro.
According to 2GO‘s Senior Vice President Stephen Tagud, the company acquired a new vessel to address the growing demand for domestic sea travel and to provide tourists an affordable, safe and convenient alternative for travel.
“It has always been 2GO‘s mission to promote local tourism and to introduce both Filipino and foreign tourists to the many beautiful and interesting destinations all over the country. At the same time, we wanted to raise the bar in domestic travel by providing passengers not just safety and convenience but a mots leisurely, cruise -like experience aboard our vessels,” Tagud said.
In our recent tour in M/V St. Therese of the Child Jesus,we were welcomed with a very accommodating reception area. It’s air conditioned with comfy couches. the vessel has 6 suit rooms, 12 state rooms, 21 business class, and 34 tourists accommodations, and elegantly designed furnishings.
When we checked the room, the ambiance is like you’re inside in a hotel. Beds in suit rooms are comfy. The business class and tourist accommodations are like dormitory type.You are sharing in one big room/area.
What I like about St. Therese, it has spacious first-class bar and restaurant that serve sumptuous Filipino cuisines. It has also 24-hour convenience store and gift shop, a spa and salon, areas for karaoke, comedy and other forms of entertainment, a clinic.
The open-air deck is the best place to takes photos. You can enjoy island sightseeing and stargazing on this area. You can also find here table and chairs where you take a rest or chat your friends, family and loved one.
The M/V St. Therese of the Child Jesus serves the Manila-Bacolod-Iloilo -Cagayan de Oro route every Thusrday at 9 PM.
For more information and updates on 2GO Travel services, visit their website at www.2GO.com.ph.