Following in the footsteps of her predecessor MV Doulos, which has visited Manila seven times since 1988, MV Logos Hope is the newest vessel in the GBA Ships fleet. She carries the world’s largest floating book fair and will soon visit Manila on her maiden voyage around the world. This newer and larger ship features a greater space for visitors and more comfortable browsing in the air conditioned book fair and cafe area.

The book fair on board Logos Hope offers an expanded selection of over 5,000 books at affordable prices. They cover a range of subjects including science, sports, hobbies, cookery, the arts, medicine, dictionaries, languages, and philosophy. With children’s titles, academic texts, dictionaries, atlases and more, the book fair is something the whole family can enjoy. Additionally, 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 Cafe, which has ice crea, drinks and snacks for sale, there is sure to be something for everyone.

MV Logos Hope will open to the public at Pier 15, Berth 4, South Harbor from February 17 until March 13. Opening hours are from 10am to 9:30pm Monday through Saturday, and from 1pm to 9:30pm on Sundays; the ship will be closed on Mondays. Tickets cost 20 pesos; children under 12 enter for free, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Logos Hope is operated by GBA Ships e.V., an international, charitable organisation registered in Germany. In almost 40 years of service, the organisation has welcomed 40 million visitors up the gangways in over 160 countries and territories around the world. The visit of Logs Hope is conducted in partnership with Operation Mobilisation Philippines.

For more information, please contact the Advance Preparation Team: Patricia Macapagal: 0943-3238089 /

Janina Marie Rivera is the author of the book, A Night Bird Sings of Blindness and Fear and has co-authored the devotional, Dawns, published by OMF Literature. She is a contributing poet in the books Joyful Light and Whitmanthology: on Loss and Grief by Various Authors. She is the Editor-in-Chief of One Voice Magazine.