PhotoBlog: 2Go Travel Bloggers Meet (Iloilo – Bacolod) Part 1

I have never been to Ilo-ilo and Bacolod. So when I received 2GO Travel’s invite last week, it was a no-brainer for me to say yes and join the trip. 🙂

In case you didn’t know, 2GO Travel is the new brand name of the country’s leading passenger ships Negros Navigation, Superferry, Cebu Ferries, and SuperCat. Since it’s my first time to ride a boat, I was really looking forward to my Visayas trip with 2GO Travel.

Last November 19, we were asked to be at The Hub by 10am. The Hub is 2GO Travel’s upscale lounge facility located at the Bulwagan ng Kagitingan, Rizal Park, Luneta, Manila. Passengers occupying cabins and state rooms, as well as group passengers, can stay and chill at The Hub while waiting for the free shuttle that will transport them to the ships.

Welcoming remarks from 2GO Travel COO and VP Mr. Stephen Tagud

Shortly after having our brunch and after being welcomed by 2GO Travel COO and VP Mr. Stephen Tagud, the beautiful pink 2GO shuttle arrived to transport us from The Hub to Manila North Port, where 2GO’s vessels are stationed.

I have always imagined our sea ports to be just like those in Filipino movies–messy, uncomfortable and horrific. I never knew our ports in Manila can be this clean. It was actually nice and dandy.

Manila North Harbor Port, Inc. offers a terminal similar to that of an airport. It is a modern shipping passenger terminal with modern facilities such as air-condition, comfortable seating, food and beverage concessions.

Upon boarding, we were given a chance to tour the ship and meet MV St. Michael the Archangel vessel manager, Mr. Julius.

Mr. Julius welcomes the bloggers aboard the vessel

We were shown the facilities available on MV St. Michael the Archangel.

There’s a salon aboard the ship–this passenger was having her hair rebonded
24h Common Dining Area


Karaoke Room


Charging station for Tourist class, Mega Value, Super Value and Airline Seater passengers

We were able to see the different room accommodations.

Airline Seater – lowest accommodation
Mega Value accommodation
Tourist Class
State Room–plus our welcome goodies and personalized note from 2GO Travel’s VP Mr. Tagud
Vessel Manager Mr. Julius telling us about VIP Suite Room

Another privilege access was for the bloggers to check out the Captain’s Bridge. Last stop was to check out the roof deck. This is also not accessible to common passengers. After checking out the Captain’s Bridge and Roof Deck, we were given free time to have our dinner and prepare for the night’s most awaited Magenta Party.

Amazing food aboard MV St. Michael the Archangel
VIP Suite Room – Hi, roommates! <3 <3 <3
View from our VIP Suite Room
Standard bathroom amenities for State Room and Suite Room accommodations
Is this Magenta enough?

Come 9pm, the bloggers gathered in the vessel’s Event Room to have our videoke and Magenta party. Congratulations to Paul of and Anne of, who eventually won Mr. and Ms. Best Dressed that night. They each received 2GO travel cards as their prize. The talented Paul the PR Guy won again for the night’s videoke challenge–to which he was able to bring home a pair of round-trip 2GO Travel Cards bound for Boracay.

Paul singing Faithfully

Stay tuned for the next installment of my 2GO Travel PhotoBlog to be posted within the week. Thank you so much to 2GO Travel and Tagline Communications for this unforgettable cruise-like experience. To know more about 2GO Travel, visit their website Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


14 responses to “PhotoBlog: 2Go Travel Bloggers Meet (Iloilo – Bacolod) Part 1”

  1. hazel Avatar

    Ang ganda ng loob!!! Parang hotel! And I didnt know maayos pala port dito, parang airport nga 😀

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      Yes! I didn’t expect it to be that orderly, too! 🙂

  2. Clinton B. Ortiz Avatar

    The port has secured parking provision for travelers called “Park and Sail” so much like one in Domestic Airport. Travelers from Manila or Batangas who brought along their vehicle here, and does not wish to bring their vehicle to Caticlan may leave them at the port for a fee of 40 pesos/hour.

  3. Willa @ The Blogging Traveller Avatar

    Galing ng write ups! Bakit nakapikit ako sa picture? lol!!!

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      hehe may part 2 and 3 pa yan Miss Willa 🙂

  4. Leah - The Bright Spot Avatar

    What a great time you had in this trip! Naalala ko tuloy yung travels ko to Coron and CDO before (for work) via Superferry. I enjoyed both trips tremendously, and didn’t get seasick at all! ö Thanks for sharing this, CW and it was nice meeting you last Monday too! Ö

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      Hi Leah! It was a pleasure to meet you and your husband. You guys are a lovely couple. 🙂

  5. paul bryan Avatar
    paul bryan

    pde mag-ask kung kailan pa po ito?thanks

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      Hi! Just last month, November 19-21

  6. Grace Avatar

    Hi, I’m wodering kung pareho ung room ng cabin for 4-6 ung na sa picture or bunk bed din pareho ng touris room.

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      Hi Grace! Please get in touch with 2go directly. I think they have different room availability per vessel. 🙂

  7. paul bryan Avatar
    paul bryan

    hello ask ko lng po kng ilan yung stateroom at saka suite room sa st.michael?thanks

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      Hello! As far as I know, there are only 2 VIP Suite room and there are 8 (I think) State Rooms in the vessel. There are different rooms available per vessel.

  8. Marivic Ladion Avatar

    Supper ganda na talaga ang
    2gotravel may improvement na sa loob ng barko….kaso ang hiling ko lang sana libre na po yung pagcharge ng cp kc naman nauubos na yung Barya ko lowbat pa rin cp ko…..

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