Sunday, April 3, 2016

RORO 2016 PART 2: OUR LADY OF GOOD VOYAGE


 This is the Medallion Transport office.

I was looking at some of their posts: 
1) Accommodations

2) Schedule for Holy Week


3) Schedule and Price for the Dipolog City-Cebu City trip 
Note: This does not yet include the price of the car which is about P5000.00+ or the larger SUVs or vans which is about 7000+.

Not exactly that cheap, right? ... compared to a promo flight ticket! 

We had to hurry up or we will miss our 7 p.m. RORO (roll on roll off) ride to Cebu!

We immediately went towards the Dipolog City Port for our Boat Trip! We were just on time... and the last to board!

This is a 9-hour ship ride on board the Medallion Shipping, Our Lady of Good Voyage vessel. A new experience for me but the second time for my travel mates!

This is an easier ride to Cebu since we will dock directly at Pier 3, Cebu City.

I googled this but it seemed it is only the old route there.
OLD ROUTE FROM DIPOLOG CITY TO DAPITAN TO DUMAGUETE TO CEBU
We used to ride the vessel at the Dapitan Port to Dumaguete for four hours, then, another 38-minute ferry ride from Tampi-Bato Ferry (Dumaguete) to Santander, Cebu and a road trip again to Cebu City for a total of another 11 hours!

These are the Accommodations for the OUR LADY OF GOOD VOYAGE VESSEL to Cebu City:
COMMON AREAS:
Cafeteria:





Rest Room



ECONOMY  CLASS


TOURIST CLASS:
Air Conditioned with beddings and with stewards





with beddings
BUSINESS CLASS: (Please do not expect Cruise quality!)
We tried this on our Cebu City to Dipolog City leg.
Good for 8
Air conditioned with beddings and stewardess
With Television, although, you can only have shows near the shore.
TIP: Bring a flashdrive with movies
Although, since the time frame is 7 pm or 8 pm and the ship arrives at 6 am, then many would prefer to sleep during the trip.


Although, we had our  own comfort room, I still wanted to use the common rest room since the flush worked better over there.

We arrived in Cebu City Pier 3 at about 6 a.m.

The new Dipolog City to Cebu City nautical highway is definitely a breeze for the drivers!

P.S.
Just for information of those travelling from Cebu City to Dipolog City, I was impressed by the passenger terminal in Cebu City, too and there is a small bus which ferry the passengers from the terminal to the ship! Exceeded my expectations!
Similar feeling to the airport terminal.

These boat trips were certainly new to me since they are way better than from our previous travels... with air con, beddings, good rest rooms.

The reason why we are on a boat trip is because we wanted to bring our own transportation wherever the road brings us!

It is a very good experience!


1 comment:

  1. Tried to ride a roro to Mindoro but it's not as good as this. It's a scary experience for me kasi maalon, hehe.

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