Sea transport company 2GO Travel acquired a vessel from Japan as part of its modernization plan to improve operations, an executive said Thursday.
The newly purchased ship will be part of 2GO’s fleet of 10 roll-on and roll-off passenger and freighter vessels, sailing to 20 major ports of call and linking Manila to the Visayas and Mindanao.
The new vessel is set to sail its maiden voyage in the Philippine waters next month.
“This new acquisition is part of our continuing efforts to upgrade our fleet, modernize our operations and to provide a better passenger experience in sea travel,” said 2GO assistant vice president for marketing Blessie Cruz.
“As destinations reopen its doors to local tourists, we are ready to bring Filipinos to their favorite Philippine islands,” Cruz said.
2GO Travel is offering discounted tickets as part of its pre-launch efforts until May 3, 2021 for June 1 to Dec. 15, 2021 voyages.
These include sail from Batangas to Caticlan and Roxas for only P299 one-way with 50kg baggage allowance. Meanwhile, travel from Manila to Bacolod, Cebu, Coron, Iloilo, Dumaguete, and Puerto Princesa is offered at P399; while routes from Manila to Butuan, Iligan, Ozamiz, Zamboanga, Cagayan De Oro are at P499.
Aside from expanding its fleet, 2GO Travel also activated more than 21 online and offline payment channels to support a safer and more convenient ticket booking experience for passengers.
2GO Travel is operating nonstop voyages to all ports of call amid the extended community quarantine.
All passengers are required to wear personal protective equipment and to practice social distancing from check-in, boarding and disembarkation. Frequent handwashing is also highly encouraged to prevent the spread of COVID-19.