Int’l cruise ship drops anchor off Tagbilaran port

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Int’l cruise ship drops anchor off Tagbilaran port

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Members of the Provincial Tourism Office welcome guests and crew members of European cruise ship M/S Europa 2 which dropped anchor off the Tagbilaran City Tourist Port on Tuesday morning. (Photography by Ric Obedencio)

Bohol continues to draw foreigners from across the globe including those travelling on luxury vessels that cross the high seas as another cruise ship brought tourists to the province on Tuesday morning.

The M/S Europa 2 with 451 European tourists and 372 crewmembers including 120 Filipinos on board dropped anchor off the Tagbilaran City port at 7 a.m.

According to James Gantalao, Philippine Ports Authority Tagbilaran manager, some of the cruise ship’s guest were scheduled to visit various tourist destinations including the Chocolate Hills.

The guests were welcomed by officials of the Provincial Tourism Office at the Tagbilaran City pier.

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M/S Europa 2 is scheduled to leave Bohol for Boracay at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

The cruise ship is the first luxury vessel to visit the province this year after Japanese M/S Pacific Venus made a port call in Tagbilaran City in November, 2016 bringing around 200 tourists.

M/S Europa 2 is an international cruise ship of Europe-based Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, a subsidiary of Hapag Lloyd AG, the world’s fifth largest container carrier in terms of vessel capacity. (Rey Tutas)

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