Ferry "Ishikari" wins first place reader's award in cruise journal

"Ishikari", ten-time consecutive 1st place winner in the Ferry category (photograph from Taiheiyo Ferry)

The Taiheiyo Ferry (Nagoya) Tomakomai–Sendai–Nagoya cruise ship “Ishikari” (15,762 tons) won first place for the tenth consecutive time in the Ferry category of the Cruise Ship of the Year awards organized by the specialized journal “CRUISE”. This year was the 29th installment of the awards.

The journal is published by Kaiji Press (Tokyo). It holds a reader vote for first place in various categories including “Ferries” and “Japanese Boats” every year. The previous installment was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making this the first award after a year absence.

Ishikari received praise along the lines of, “The exterior and interior appearance of the boat were amazing, and in addition, the quality of service was also good.” Taiheiyo Ferry boats have won first place awards for 29 consecutive installments ever since the first generation “Ishikari” ferry won first place in the Ferry category in the inaugural year. The Taiheiyo Ferry Passenger Sales Division commented, “We have garnered high praise not only on the physical aspects of our ships, but also on the onboard service aspects as well. And we will always continue striving to improve that service.”


Taiheiyo Ferry Tomakomai Office