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.
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 are 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 the local travel requirements of their destinations.
“Napakalaki ng ship, parang mall! Nakakatuwa kasi bago siya at swerte kami dahil nauna naming ma-experience ang mala-hotel na barko ng 2GO. Talagang maligaya ang nararamdaman namin dahil makakauwi na rin kami,” said Mae Valle, 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 any destination of choice, 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. The trips covered include Batangas to Caticlan and Roxas as well as Manila to Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Coron, Dumaguete, Iligan, Iloilo, Ozamis, Puerto Princesa, and Zamboanga.