Trans-Asia Shipping Lines has deployed its latest vessel, the MV Trans-Asia 5 for its Cebu to Cagayan route.

MV Trans-Asia 5 is the largest and the fastest newly-acquired vessel of the company with cruising speed of 16 knots.

“This vessel is made entirely different from the rest of our fleet. This is very spacious and comfortable. Its viewing deck is really great, providing a wide space for relaxation and comfort,” said Trans-Asia president and chief executive officer Arthur Kenneth Sy.

Sy is confident that the passengers would be delighted with their travel experience to Cagayan de Oro City.

MV Trans- Asia 5 departs Cebu Port at 8:00 o’clock in the evening and will arrive Cagayan before 5:00 in the morning the following day.

Its passenger accommodation and amenities on board are designed and conceptualized to deliver the promise of a new level of comfort and pleasure of travel.

The new passenger and cargo vessel has a twin cargo deck and can accommodate a total of 724 passengers. It has a two-stroke single low speed engine 9600 horsepower vessel, equipped with computerized monitoring system that can distinguish main and auxiliary engines and its accessories abnormalities accurately through pneumatic, electronic sensor system and safety alarm warning device.

Its second class non-aircon accommodation and tourist sections have been designed with the passenger’s ultimate comfort.

MV Trans-Asia 5 offers above industry standard bunk size of 3 x 31 x 78 inches for more body space and leg room.

Tourist accommodations are designed with Trans-Asia’s trade mark cabin type tourist section with individual curtain covers as well as individual reading lamps, hand rails and flat screen TV’s per section.

Each cabin room has single bed bunks with its own toilet and bath and equipped with flat TV’s. Presidential suites come with their very own 32-inch LCD TV and DVD player coupled with extensive library of DVD movies for complete viewing pleasure.

A private toilet and shower is equipped with heaters for a comfortable bath. Trans-Asia 5 also offers in-house spa service, a convenience store and karaoke booths.

article by Edu Lopez of Manila Bulletin

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