2GO Boosts ‘Fun and Safe Travels’ With MV 2GO Maligaya Maiden Voyage to Cebu
2GO Travel, the Philippines’ largest premier sea travel provider, is setting its sights to go above and beyond the #StaySafe mantra for travels in the new normal, by making sea travel both “fun and safe” for its passengers through the new MV 2GO Maligaya – currently the fastest, largest, state-of-the-art vessel in the country.
MV 2GO Maligaya successfully sailed her maiden voyage from Manila yesterday. Upon her arrival in the Queen City of the South, the Cebuanos were greeted with the ship’s colorful and energizing livery, which gave them a new, youthful, and stimulating visual-spatial experience of shapes and spaces, representing 2GO’s brand identity, core pillars, and values.
On hand to welcome 2GO Maligaya’s maiden voyage arrival was DOT region 7 regional director Shalimar Hofer Tamano. “As they say, all roads lead to Cebu […] this is a repeat of history as we are celebrating 500 years of Christianity and it started with a ship […] Cebu is a maritime hub which you can compare to Singapore or Hong Kong. What leads people to Cebu is not only the infrastructure that we have, or the business acumen of Cebuanos. It’s also because of our heritage and culture. The room for investments is limitless and the room for travel investments is limitless as well. Boarding this vessel, we marveled at its size and features. We congratulate 2GO for MV Maligaya,” remarked director Tamano.
MV 2GO Maligaya operates on a Manila-Cebu-Cagayan de Oro route, and is expected to do round trips twice a week, leaving Manila every Wednesdays and Sundays. Earlier passengers enjoyed cruise ship-like amenities that is of international standards, such as private hotel room accommodations, grand lobby, spacious lounge areas, and restaurants. They were also treated to upgraded facilities, on top of the raffle prizes and surprise giveaways, for a total onboard sea travel experience with 2GO.
2GO observes proper health and safety protocols to assure safe travels through regular disinfection and sanitation of all vessels and ports of call. Meanwhile, passengers are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face masks and face shields, and to practice social distancing from check-in, boarding, and disembarkation at all times. The company also ensures that passengers comply with local travel requirements of their destinations.
“Dakoa sa barko, murag mall! Nalipay mi kay bag-o siya og swerte nga nakauna mi og experience sa murag hotel nga barko sa 2GO. Natuyok nako ang barko, mao nga na-enjoy gyud ko ning byahe,” said Mae Villar, a passenger of Maligaya’s first journey.
In addition, the roll-on, roll-off passenger (ROPAX) and cargo vessel is equipped with amenities to amplify the travel experience. This includes a café, salon, convenience store, prayer room, shower rooms, bar, clinic, activity area, and entertainment rooms.
Accommodation types include the state room, business premium, tourist premium, business class, tourist class, and the tatami. The rooms and common areas have wider spaces and open-air options for better air ventilation. Passengers also have the choice to book a single room to themselves or their family, which will be ideal to observe social distancing throughout their trip.
“At 2GO Travel, we give our passengers the peace of mind to journey with us safely and comfortably, while offering them the best sea travel experiences for the best price. Your vacation and relaxation really start the moment you board 2GO Travel ships,” 2GO Vice President and Head of Sea Solutions Dan Fernan said.
Fernan added that 2GO Travel is also committed to reliability and consistency as proven by their track record of unabated operations and trips even during the height of the pandemic last year.
To encourage more fun and safe travels, 2GO Travel is offering a ₱99 promo to Cebu-Manila and Cebu-Cagayan de Oro, inclusive of a 50-kg baggage allowance. Passengers must book from May 30 to June 3, 2021 to avail of the promo, for sailing on August 1 to December 15, 2021. Other destinations covered are Batangas to Caticlan and Roxas as well as Manila to Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Coron, Dumaguete, Iligan, Iloilo, Ozamis, Puerto Princesa, and Zamboanga.
To book your tickets, please visit 2GO Travel’s website, https://travel.2go.com.ph/, call our hotline (02) 8 528 7000, email us at travel@2GO.com.ph, or visit any 2GO outlet and SM Business Centers near you!
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