Sunday, April 3, 2016

RORO TRIP 2016 PART 1: DIPOLOG CITY TO CEBU CITY


We are now approaching the Welcome Arch for Dipolog City!
It was a Sunday and the city streets were quiet as we looked for the Medallion Shipping Lines office to get our ticket for our next leg!
 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! 

Since the price wasn't exactly cheap, we  also checked out the George & Peter Lines office just across.

 These are their posts:



Well, it seemed George & Peter Lines had a slightly lower price for the cars/vans, unfortunately, the trip was already full.

A passenger shared with me that Medallion Transport opened up the  route more than a year ago, then, GP had to follow suit.

Our tickets were ready then we went to Mass. We passed by Lee Plaza for an early dinner at Chow King!

We reached Chow King by 6 p.m. Our orders were a bit delayed, but, 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!
For our drivers, the new Dipolog City to Cebu City nautical highway is definitely a breeze!

We still have a long way to go for the completion of our trip to Cebu-San Carlos City-Bacolod City and back!

2 comments:

  1. Mahal din pala RORO. Nice to know this info, may Dipolog to Cebu din pala. All I knew is Cebu to Bohol and Dumaguete to Cebu. :)

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  2. Thanks to this blog....very useful,informative and detailed..

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