I’m on my 11th consecutive day of blogging which started last June 24 when I wrote that post about being a sleep-deprived mom, and the pressure is getting real, lol! I’ve actually started working on a post about Boracay more than two hours ago. I’ve already published 2 Boracay posts before…
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…and there are still at least two more about our summer vacation I want to share with you. But until now, I’m not even halfway through my draft yet! There are just so many photos and videos to sift through and I would need 24 hours of focus to do it which I can’t afford right now since Mahal is asleep and Tuz is being his hyperactive self. I still have deadlines I set for myself at work because I’ll be going to the farm this weekend to take care of our vegetable beds and to do another round of cleanup and redecoration for our bedroom and lounge area in the old farmhouse.
So, I went back and forth for a few minutes between finishing my next Boracay blog post to doing a totally different one when I just decided to tell you about this shipping line we rode on our way to Boracay — COKALIONG SHIPPING LINE. The pictures I took here were the first ones that came up as I was reviewing this trip of ours to paradise. So why not just focus on Cokaliong, right? You might be someone in the Philippines or planning to do boat trips in the Philippines, you might be wondering what shipping line is best to take.
Just to give you a little background about Cokaliong, I got this information from Wikipedia
Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Inc. ‘ is a shipping line based in Cebu City, Philippines. It operates both passenger and cargo ferries on eight routes in the Visayas and Mindanao regions and is one of the youngest shipping companies in the Philippines.
Headquarters: Cebu City
Divisions: Cokaliong Forwarding Division
Key people: Chester C. Cokaliong; Founder, CEO, & COO; Gregoria C. Cokaliong; President & Chairperson
Type of business: Privately held company
Areas served: Visayas, Mindanao
THE ROUTE WE TOOK
So the route we took when we went to Boracay last summer was:
Cagayan de Oro port – Cebu port – Caticlan Port – Cagban port – Station 3, Boracay
Every time we’d go to Cebu from Cagayan de Oro in the past, we’d always take Trans Asia. Why? I guess we’ve just been used to it. This time around, we changed our choice coz we wanted to try something new, hoping that our experience will be better than Trans Asia.
And better it was!
Let me give you the summary of our experience with Cokaliong Shipping Lines below:
- Business class is P1,200 each.
- Terminal fee is P15 each.
- Our taxi fare from our place in Tablon, Cagayan de Oro to the Cagayan de Oro port was P242.50
- We bought 2 liters of water outside the port for P60
- Dish + rice at their canteen is P120, the sandwich is P60 , chicharon is P65 and noodles is P35
SCHEDULE OF TRIPS THAT TIME
- Cagayan de Oro to Cebu: Monday – Wednesday – Friday
- Cebu to Cagayan de Oro: Tuesday – Thursday
Their schedule tends to vary from time to time. So it’s best to check their website for the most current schedules of Cokaliong trips: http://www.cokaliongshipping.com/csl/
WHAT’S INSIDE COKALIONG PASSENGER SHIPPING LINE?
Suffice it to say that it was our first time to ride Cokaliong… it’s so nice! We got business class accommodation and here’s what we think about it:
- They have modern hotel-like services and facilities.
- The whole ship looks clean.
- The crew were the ones who arranged our beddings, not us.
- They have nice bathrooms.
- Even the economy bathrooms don’t feel like you’re in economy class.
- Their canteen looks posh.
- Their chairs everywhere look so comfy.
- They have a mini arcade.
Let me share with you the photos I took from this ride…
OUR COKALIONG BUSINESS CLASS ACCOMMODATION
COKALIONG CHARGING STATION WHICH I ALSO TURNED INTO MY WORK STATION
COKALIONG LOUNGE AREA
COKALIONG ARCADE JUST OUTSIDE THE CANTEEN
COKALIONG ECONOMY SECTION
COKALIONG VIEW OUTSIDE
So, what do you think? if you’re traveling the same route, why not take Cokaliong Shipping Lines? We’ll be heading to Cebu 3rd week of this month. And if our schedule coincides with Cokaliong’s schedule, we will definitely ride this shipping line again.
See you tomorrow!