April 21, 2014 – It was noon time when Print Media, Bloggers, Department of Tourism Officials and 2Go Travel officers assembled at The Hub Restaurant located at Kilometer Zero in Rizal Park for our Romblon Fam Tour pre-departure briefing.
Manila Port Terminal
While waiting for the rest of the participants, a lunch was graciously hosted by 2Go Shipping Lines. During our lunch, Ms. Cecille Aranton of Department of Tourism Region 4 gave us pre-departure reminders. Director Rebecca Villanueva Labit of DOT Region 4 also gave a welcome message.
2Go Captains Deck
As our transport provider, Ms. Bi-Anne Tupas – AVP for Marketing Communications and Public Relations of 2Go Travel also shared why they are excited and very supportive for the promotion of Rombon – one of their newest routes.
Passengers spending time at the View Deck
2Go Shipping Lines launched their Manila – Romblon route last March 24, 2014 and a lot of Romblon based tourism and local establishments are hopeful that this new route will help them invite more tourist to visit Romblon Island.
Sunset in Manila Bay
After having lunch, 2Go Travel’s shuttle service transported us to the new Manila Port. We debarked from new Manila Port and headed out to the Southern part of Manila Bay at around 3:30pm and while waiting for room assignments, we had a quick tour around the Ship including a short stop to the restricted captain’s deck.
Arrival in Romblon
To provide us a comfortable experience, 2Go Shipping Lines hosted an exclusive dinner for us at the top deck and while waiting for our dinner, we enjoyed the beautiful sunset view while traversing the famous Manila Bay.
After dinner, the top deck of the ship was opened to the public for those who wants to have drinks while listening to the performing live band.
Festival Dancers in Romblon
At around 5:30am, we finally reached the port of Romblon. Festival Dancers from Romblon’s very own Biniray Ati-Atihan Festival welcomed us with an upbeat Ati-Atihan dance.
Traveling via 2Go Shipping Lines is a very nice alternative if you have ample time to spend with our Family or Friends. Its not only affordable, it also give travelers a chance to bond with their travel companions. Traveling by ship is an experience of its own, apart from being a memorable one – its also a happy experience.
Unlike other Shipping Lines offering sea transport to Romblon, 2Go Shipping lines boat is huge, clean and provides comfortable journey to its clients by providing onboard food outlets, a restaurant and a night entertainment at the top view deck.
I never thought traveling by Ship can be this comfortable, I cant wait to travel again via 2Go Shipping Lines. Where to? How about exploring the natural wonders of Masbate? Again, I cant wait!
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