In December of 2007, my brother and I went to Pier 13 of the Manila South Harbor to visit the MV Doulos. Recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest active ocean fairing passenger ship. Built in 1914, this ship was formerly known as the SS Medina, the SS Roma, and the MV Franca C. It is now owned by a German charity and is touring around the world as a bookstore.
I just checked their website to get some information about the history, and I found out that the ship is currently in the Philippines in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. It will then go to Manila on March 5 and will stay until March 31. The MV Doulos is now making its last world tour as it is planned to be de-commissioned in 2010. When it set its sails here in Manila, I will give her a visit again.
*** Jenn ***