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M/S Europa 2 Luxury cruise ship brings 280 foreign tourists to Bohol

Bohol Tourism has finally bounced back. After suffering from a devastating earthquake last October 2013, Bohol is finally back in the tourism map.

Chocolate Hills in Carmen Bohol
Chocolate Hills in Carmen Bohol

Last Saturday (January 11, 2014), the luxury ocean cruise ship M/S Europa 2 dropped anchor in Bohol with mostly German tourists to explore Bohol’s natural wonders.

Before visiting Bohol, M/S Europa 2 also dropped anchor in Hundred Islands in Pangasinan, Manila, Boracay, and Calanggaman Island in Leyte.

M/S Europa 2 Luxury Cruise Ship can accommodate more than 500 passengers and 317 crewmen, 109 of whom are Filipinos.

The ship is 220 meters long and has a huge 42,830-tonnage that it may not be able to dock at the city port which is only 180 meters long. At least six tour buses accommodated the guests, who toured the river, cruising in floating restaurants in Loboc town on the way to the man-made forest of Bilar town and to the Chocolate Hills in Carmen town.

Others went into river cruising in Abatan River, where the long concrete bridge collapsed as a result of the earthquake, and to Panglao Island, where white powdery sand beaches abound. (Source : PNA)

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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