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How to Ferry FROM Manila?

Discussion in 'Expat Section' started by AlwaysRt, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. Ozguy17

    Ozguy17 DI Member

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    If it is the st Michael the Archangel then it shouldn't be a bad trip if you are in a suite room.

    The other ships leave much to be desired.

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  2. ThatNewGuy

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    I wrote a long long review of this trip, pressed the camera button on the forum, had to choose photos from a album I had not uploaded, pressed back and all gone ! Juhuuu.

    So this is what you get instead.
    Ask questions and I will happily answer .

    Don't feel like writing it all again :bored:
     

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    More photos
     

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    redhorse DI Member

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    Thanks for the pix - looks like nice accommodations!
    I'm curious, does the fare include meals, and how many?

    My only time to travel by boat from Manila was my very first trip to Dumaguete in January, 1988, with my wife to meet her family for the first time.

    We were on a ship called the MV Ozamis City, which was nice enough, but not nowhere near as spacious as the newer ships. I read that it later foundered near Cebu or Siquior during a typhoon and was scrapped. I've got some print photos of the ship that I have to get around to scanning so I can post them.

    Our trip just a few weeks after the Doña Paz disaster, which I believe is still the worst peacetime maritime accident in history. It was very much on our minds, so I pretty much stayed up all night "on watch"!
     
  5. ThatNewGuy

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    I will try to pack in as much information as possible in this reply :angelic:

    Ship departs 10 pm, you need to arrive 4 hours in advance.

    People in wheelchair will be carried onboard, there is no lifts on boat either.

    The cabin has AC

    There is a cafe/restaurant for everyone onboard and a private dining room for VIP.

    The state room entitles you to AC cooled lounge are on land, early boarding and access to private dining.

    There is no serving for free first night.

    There is:

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner in private serving room (private as in shared with VIPs) These meals are included !
    You have 2 meal choices in the VIP private dining room on each meal. Servings are ok.. nothing fancy. Bring some fruit onboard.

    Bed is comfy, but cabin was freezing cold first night (had to turn of AC)

    Regular passengers sleep in bunks,vin rooms packed with at least 50-60 people in each room.

    There is a family bunk bed option with 4 bunks also.

    I killed 2 cockroaches in the bed and had 1 mouse in the garbage can... probably my own fault as we had fruits.

    Everyone was polite and friendly.

    On deck there is no chairs, no serving, no shade..no nothing. Therefore no people either.

    We where 3 foreigner's on-board.

    Some people in karaoke and we heard there was some sort of entertainment, but we enjoyed the peace and quiet together with the mouse and cockroaches :bag:


    Payed 420 for someone to carry luggage onboard.
    Payed 500 of board.
    This included their fee to the Mafia :facepalm:

    Internet connection best on globe, some parts of route no connection at all.

    It's a container wessel with passengers on top.

    Did I forget something? :pompus:

    Army and police onboard, if that's always I donno. Because we transported something very valuable as more heavily armed police was waiting for a specific container. :muted:
     
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