Inside 2GO Travel's Passenger Vessel

As promised, here's my photo blog in one of 2GO's vessel, St. Michael the Archangel.


We were welcomed by the cheerful crew of 2GO Travel. ;)

Before checking-in, one of their staff gave us a tour around the vessel. They have different types of accommodation and facilities for the comfort and needs of every traveler.



 
This is their Mega Value room that consists of double bunk beds and a TV in air conditioned parts of the vessel. Guests staying in this room share a common bath exclusively for Mega Value passengers. Linens are not provided but you may rent for a minimum charge.


The Tourist room is an upgraded version of the Mega Value. The number of double bunk beds vary per vessel but they usually accommodate 6-14 pax.


Our group stayed in the Cabin room which is a private air conditioned room that could accommodate 2-4 pax. In fairness, who would've thought such room exists in 2GO Travel's passenger vessel?! Gone are the days where I thought the passenger sleeps beside animals or whatnot inside the ship. Hehe. Ang ganda nito! Hotel na hotel lang ang drama. ;)

 
Each room has its own private bath with toiletries provided.


Our room also has a full length mirror for selfie shots and a cabinet.

Anyway, moving on to the facilities of St. Micheal the Archangel.


This is the Dining Area and it's open to all passengers.


If I'm not mistaken this "diner" is open 24 hours so you'll surely have hot meals on board 24/7. ;)


For passengers needs, there's a Convenience Store where you can also buy food, drinks, bath products, over-the-counter medicines as well as souvenirs from 2GO Travel.


Most rooms do not allow mobile charging unless you're staying in their Cabin and State rooms. Don't worry because 2GO Travel provided charging stations for all types of gadgets. They charge Php5.00 for 10 mins. of charging time.


Vacation starts on board as this vessel also features a Salon and Spa. How awesome is that?! Didn't have much time to get a massage but at least I got my nails done. Woot! ;)

 
There's an Entertainment area where they have singers and comedians performing from 9PM 'til around 1AM.


But the coolest part of our vessel tour would have to be getting access at the roof deck of the vessel as well as...


The Pilot House! :) Only a few get to have a chance to go and actually meet the "Master" or Captain of the vessel. Here's a group photo of the bloggers with Capt. Ariel Balagosa. He started with Negros Navigation (which is now owned by 2GO Group, Inc./2GO Travel) and has 35 years of experience in the Maritime Industry. Photo credit to Willa Stock of The Blogging Traveller.

Sorry for flooding your windows with my photos. Hehe. I'm ending this post for now but watch out for my Iloilo and Bacolod within this week! ;)

**Sponsored post by Tagline Communications, Inc. and 2GO Travel.**

30 comments:

  1. hah. they gave you the best cabin. i guess cuz you're a blogger and they want to show the best. most cabins given are bunkbeds with curtain partitions.

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    1. All cabins on board a 2go vessel are standardized, so they didn't give the best cabin because she's a blogger. All the cabins aboard St. Michael the Archangel looks absolutely the same. Cabins in other vessels may vary.

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  2. Hey Anonymous,

    Yup, as seen in photos posted. :) They weren't that bad actually. The point of this sponsored post is to promote sea travel. That there different rooms/options in their sea vessel depending on the passenger. We want to get rid of the notion na kapag nag barko may katabing mga manok or something. Haha.

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    1. Is it safe? Cause im planning to try this so that i can save and i have lots of things to bring. :)

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  3. Hi anonymous,

    Well as long as the weather forecast on date of travel is good and clear then I guess it's safe. :) Mas recommended siya actually if you have a ton of stuff with you coz puwede mas maraming bitbit kapag sea travel unlike air travel.

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  4. hello po. do you have some picture of the stateroom or suite room? . ive been searching for it but nothing found.planning to go sea travel next month.

    thank you

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  5. Thank you for your blog. The pictures are very nice and interesting. This really makes me want to travel by sea.

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  6. Hello!
    Ask q lng po yong price ng cabin good for 4 person na po b un? Or per person? Ex: 3.5K yong price. Thanks po.

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  7. Hello Ae Ryung,

    If I'm not mistaken the price is per pax if you book online. Best to call their hotline: (+63 2) 5287209

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  8. Hi miss,
    Yong cabin for 4 po ba is typical room na may susi na anytime na aalis ka pwede ilock? And pa'no po if 3 lang kami, need ba talaga ifill up yong bakante na magiging 3 plus 1 na di kakilala?
    I have no idea kasi. Please pa'no set up nun?

    Thanks much Ma'am:)

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  9. Hi anonymous,

    Not exactly sure about that. I think once you get the room it's already good for 4. But to be sure just call their hotline: 5287000

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  10. Hi how about 5 person, can we share a room?

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    1. Hi Keren! Best option is to get the tourist room that has 6 bunk beds which is definitely good for sharing. ;)

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  11. Hello po. I'm Carmeli. I'm studying sa UST-Interior Design. Nagtethesis po ako ngayon and I'm focusing po sa mga interior design ng ship. I'm just wondering po how did you get a tour inside? Or were you invited? I was hoping po sana na makatour din ako inside and maybe interview some people. If you know someone who can help me po, please let me know. My email address is carmelitarranza@yahoo.com

    Salamat po! Have a good day! :)

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    1. Hi Regina, we were invited by 2GO mismo. Try to contact their marketing team via FB: https://www.facebook.com/2GoTravel

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  12. Hello good work for doing this post. I want t try one the last time i made use of similar trip was around ten years ago. Do they have cabin type for a single person?

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    1. Hello there! I can't exactly remember but I do know they have a state room which is like the best room available and has one king sized bed. Better call their hotline just to be sure.

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  13. Hi.. Ask ko lang po may picture ba kayo ng stateroom?? Almost similar lang po ba sila ng cabin room? Thank u :)

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    1. If I'm not mistaken the stateroom is a little bigger than the cabin room. Queen sized bed na ata yung bed dun kaya bigger area talaga.

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  14. Hello po ask lng po f ung tourist room ba f my t.v and aircon po ba?and hw about f lalabas kming apat na mag anak for dinner or any my susi po ba kmi to secure our laugage?

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    1. Not sure now but during our trip I do not remember seeing any television in the tourist room. Yes there's AC and you can lock doors too.

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  15. hi 2go i went to 2go branch near in our place i just really wonder why it is the price is different from this online

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    1. Please take note that this blog entry was posted back in 2013. Prices change without prior notice.

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  16. Is there a room like admiral's cabin like super ferry which is good for 2 only? Or good for one?

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    1. Is the admiral cabin like the most expensive? If so then yes. It's called the state rooms. Sorry I dont have a photo of it but its basically a deluxe room with a queen bed if I'm not mistaken.

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  17. Pwedi ba akong kumuha ng tourist room kahit mag isa lang ako? I wont mind sharing with strangers as long as ..they dont disturb me and not minding my business...

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  18. Sponsored advertisement above. That ship was new and the photos were staged. It's normally full of masses of sweating passengers. The one we were on was aging. Their listings are confusing with no pictures of Business Class on their web site. Only the prices of available classes are shown, so the price might not be a guide as to which is best. Strangely business class is little better than their supper saver economy class. Before booking I called their customer service to find out about the best room we could book and this was not cleared up. I was left expecting the best from business class. Prices are not a clear indicator of which class is better as these very widely from one vessel to another or perhaps depending on availability. On board I was even shown to the regular super saver washrooms when I specifically asked for the business class washrooms and had just shown my ticket. We upgraded to cabin class, but later discovered that the upgrade did not include the better food or lounge access normally included with cabin class. The food for business class on down is a dab of mystery meat, sweet sauce, cup of rice, and cup of soda, no water unless you pay. Expect a line stretching around the halls of the ship for that. Otherwise you pay maybe 200 PHP for a meal of semi passable food, not including water. There is no tissue in any of the washrooms and there was no water for a shower morning or evening when most people would like to take one. The cabin windows don't appear to ever be cleaned on the outside. Their are numerous extra charges for porters and terminal fees. Any luggage beyond carry-on must be handled by a porter for a fee at both ends of your journey. We were warned not to allow more than 1 porter to handle our luggage. Apparently things infamously go missing if you do. If you have a lot of luggage, you will have to really insist on only 1 porter. When we arrived in Cebu we were quoted 1500 PHP to get our luggage from pier 4 to pier 1. There is a free shuttle but it will accept very little luggage. I carried all our luggage off the ship myself in 5 trips which took about 25 minutes. It mostly took that long because of only one narrow gang plank for everyone going both ways, porters included. So narrow it was a clear safety hazard. Then the port had no place for private taxies to stop at all. Had to walk about 4 blocks to catch a taxi on a busy street. Paid 200 PHP for the porters cart and 300 PHP for the taxi. In the end even with our 45 kg of luggage each, and last minute booking we should have flown. It would have only cost about 15% more to save about 24 hours and get a much more pleasant experience. The only plus was my 5 year old daughter's excitement about being on the ship, especially going out on the deck to catch the sea breezes and look at the sea. - Stephen

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  19. hahahaha. debunked. It is actually true. So dont expect to find what the blogger presented.

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    1. As posted, this was a sponsored post. So yeah, expect companies to up the ante when they're expecting special guests on board. But hey, I've tried them going to Boracay from Batangas Port and have no complaints. It's not like they're known to have 5-star accommodations like Star Cruises, etc.

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