“I’M blessed with the stories and friendships. Truly, Logos Hope is bringing knowledge, help and hope to the Philippines. We are blessed to have the ship visit us,” Ardy Macabenta, one of the visitors, commented.
The mv Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, welcomed more than 120,000 visitors in her past two weeks in Cebu. The last opening day is tomorrow, May 28.
The ship will leave Cebu in a week’s time to move on to the next ports in the country–Subic Bay and San Fernando.
Logos Hope is making its final visits in Asia before sailing on to South Africa and beyond by the end of this year. It will be a number of years before the vessel returns to Asia once again.
“Don’t miss your last chance to visit the newest and largest vessel of all GBA Ships, and meet our international crew of 400 people hailing from over 50 nationalities,” the ship’s press release said.
Logos Hope offers an expanded selection of over 5,000 titles at affordable prices.
They cover a range of subjects, including science, sports, hobbies and family life. With children’s titles, academic texts, dictionaries, atlases and more, the book fair is something the whole family can enjoy. The rest of the Visitor Experience deck is also open for the public to explore.
From the welcome area, which introduces the new vessel through a short movie and interactive displays, to the International Café, which has ice cream, drinks and snacks for sale, there is sure to be something for everyone.
Opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 9: 30 p.m. on Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 1-9:30 p.m. on Sundays. The ship will be closed on Mondays.
Ticket is cost P20 per person; free entrance for children under 13 years old and senior citizens. Children ages 14 and below must be accompanied by an adult.
Identification card might be required.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on May 27, 2015.
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