Executives of Trans-Asia Shipping Lines, Inc., port authorities, travel agencies and invited guests were on hand to witness yesterday’s formal launching of M/V Trans-Asia 19 at Cagayan de Oro Port in Macabalan.

The brand new ROPAX (roro-passenger) vessel departs Cagayan de Oro for Tagbilaran every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7:00pm. It’s main route is Cebu-Tagbilaran-Cagayan de Oro and vice-versa.

M/V Trans-Asia 19 which was built at Kegoya Shipyard in Japan was delivered to the Philippines last November 2018 and offers modest accommodations such as economy non-aircon, air-conditioned tourist, tourist deluxe and private rooms – all designed to provide comfort and convenience while onboard for 450 passengers. Its cargo hold can carry 13 cars and 7 trucks.

Other amenities include an onboard convenience store (Starsy Shoppe) and Dynamic Cuisine Restaurant that cater onboard meals.

M/V Trans-Asia 19 actually had its maiden voyage last February 19, 2019 and serves the Cebu-Tagbilaran-Cagayan de Oro rout and vice-versa.

Browse over photos during yesterday’s launching below courtesy of Iam Gee.

Browse over more interior photos below courtesy of Cathy Alipoyo.

Watch some of the video coverage below of the launching courtesy of Philippine Ship Spotters Society.

Heree’s a short tour inside the ship.

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