MV Starlite Saturn Grand Launching at Batangas Port


You can just imagine how excited I was when I got an invite to attend the launching of the MV Starlite held in Batangas Port. The day was extremely rainy and I was literally drenched that morning in Tiendesitas where we had our meet up. I was wearing a black dress because I wanna feel like I’m attending a party on a luxury cruise. It was so uncomfortable that I keep on tugging the hem of my dress in a futile attempt to look a bit covered up.


An emerging leader in the Philippines Shipping Industry, Starlite Ferries, Inc., through its pioneering effort and leadership in the RoRo shipping industry. In terms of connectivity from Pier to Puerto.

Starlite Ferries, Inc. launching of M/V Starlite Saturn, its 4th brand new roll-on, roll-off vessel recently at the Batangas Port, Starlite Ferries marks yet another milestone in its continuing effort to modernize the inter-island travel in the country wherein bloggers were invited to grace the occasion were welcome by the staff and officers of the company. The newest addition to the Starlite fleet. The company President Mr. Francis Cusi said they have ordered 7 ships from Japan, with 8 more to be custom built in the future for a total of 15 newly built RoRo vessels.

M/V Starlite Saturn has a service speed of 13.5 knots or nautical miles per hour. It has rounded hull that rests deeper in the water for greater stability, bow thruster for vessel assistive maneuverability and a bulbous bow that allows it to cut through waves more efficiently. The 2,700 gross ton ship can ferry 711 passengers and 20 drivers in bunk comfortable on its upper decks and up to 21 buses in its hold.

We had a few photos of the bloggers and media.



We also had a major fun groupie with Secretary Tugade.

We were all so thrilled we were given free tickets back and forth going to Boracay! I plan to travel alone and experience Boracay riding on a ferry. I can just imagine I’d be dizzy as hell.

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