Pinoy Transpo : Montenegro Shipping Lines' MV Maria Zenaida, My First RORO Experience

@ 2:00 AM, aboard MV Maria Zenaida

Montenegro Shipping Lines, Inc. is a domestic shipping company established on September 16, 1978 by Vicente Leyco Montenegro, Sr. who was the pioneer service provider of commercial and public transportation by sea via the route Batangas City - Abra de Ilog and back. (www.montenegrolines.com.ph)
My first experience riding a RORO boat happened on my trip to Occidental Mindoro last month. Promding Lagalag and I took Montenegro Shipping Line's MV Maria Zenaida on our trip to and from Abra de Ilog - the gateway to Occidental Mindoro.
Here are some of the photos.
on our way to Abra de Ilog

tickets going to back to Batangas City


terminal fees

boarding MV Maria Zenaida

inside MV Maria Zenaida

Welcome Aboard!

view of Abra de Ilog from the ship

finally reaching Batangas Port

Lagalag @ Batangas Port

They have daily trips to and from Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro as well as to different destinations around the country.

You can check their schedule of trips and passenger rates in their website www.montenegrolines.com.ph.

Happy Trip! Sakay na!

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Axl Powerhouse Production Inc, said...

kayo na talaga ang lakwatsero.. kayo na...
heheh envy mode lang :D

empi said...


Pinay Travel Junkie said...

Haha! Mukhang enjoy ka sobra sa ride :) Naaliw ako sa second photo mo.

pusang kalye said...

talaga namang documented.ang susunod nito malamang is yung buong roro routes.malamang.very helpful yun.

lakwatsera de primera said...

nakakamiss sumakay ng RORO, my first experience was en route to Abra de Ilog as well, nice one, well-documented :)

Cedric said...

Ang saya! Hehe. It's a great respite from riding airplanes. :D

Lakwatsero said...

Hehe. Galing nga. Ro-Ros are fun. My first experience was with my car! It was a weird experience :)

Ang Babaeng Lakwatsera said...

nakasakay nadin ako sa ganyan pero sobrang lakas ng alon.. nakakatakot.. buti kalmado ang dagat nung sumakay ka..

lakwatserong tatay said...

wow, ayun na...matagal ko ng hinihintay...
actually excited narin ako sa plano ko this year na another 5 days of different advneture...and ang place is occidental, mindoro....i cant na sa mga entries mo...pra dagdag informations pasa sa trip namin....

Pinoy Boy Journals said...

di pa ako nakakasakay ng roro! ha ha very well-dcoumented ha! Nice, mukhang masaya naman pala roro! thanks!

Chyng said...

yan ang gusto ko din maexperience, yung tipong 24hours sa dagat! hehe
having named as Asia's most number of sunken ships incidents, aayyy winner tlga magRORO satin! =))

Sidney said...

Looks like you enjoyed the boat ride !

dong ho said...

astig yang sumakay sa barko kahit roro lang. my last time riding the roro was when we went to marinduque and im not sure if it was also montenegro lines.

Simurgh said...

Montenegro was also my first Roro ride experience..
That was from Iloilo to Bacolod. :)

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