Buque Escuela ARM Cuauhtémoc BE-01

Historical Visit to Manila

Given the deep historical and cultural ties between Mexico and the Philippines, the Mexican Naval Instruction Vessel ARM Cuauhtémoc marks its first journey to Manila, remembering the historical voyage by the Manila-Acapulco Galleon for almost 250 years. 

Captain Rafael Lagunes and the crew of the "Ambassador and Knight of the Seas" welcomes you on board, especially this year, celebrating two very significant events: the Centenary of the Promulgation of the Mexican Constitution and the 35th anniversary of our ship, sailing the seas and oceans around the world, proudly raising our national flag, time in which it has traveled more than 700,000 nautical miles and forged 34 generations of cadets from the Heroic Navy Military School of Mexico. 

We invite you to discover the hospitality and the love for the maritime traditions that is reflected in the perfection of its decks, bulkheads, maneuvers and rigging. The crew, integrated by 9 senior officers, 43 cadets and 122 enlisted men and women, is a genuine sample of more than 120 million Mexicans in the world, presenting itself as an ambassador of our country, carrying a message of peace and goodwill. 

May this historical visit attest the renewed long-standing ties that join Mexico and the Philippines together, not only as partners, but as sister nations. 


The "Ambassador and Knight of the Seas" will arrive to Manila on August 4th, 2017 and leave August 8th, 2017. The vessel will be open to the Mexican and Philippine people to enjoy a bit of Mexico, its traditions, craftsmanship, folklore, flavors and legacy on the following schedules: 

04/Aug/17: 11:00-16:00 hours. 

05/Aug/17: 10:00-20:00 hours. 

06/Aug/17: 10:00-20:00 hours. 

07/Aug/17: 10:00-20:00 hours. 

The ARM Cuauhtémoc will anchor in Pier 15, South Harbour, Port Area, Manila. Access will be granted operated by Doña Virgina Maritima Copr., shipping agent. 

The Embassy of Mexico is proud to contribute to the successful visit of the Mexican Ambassador of Knight of the Seas in conjunction with the Heroic Philippine Navy, which will further strengthen the bilateral relations between Mexico and the Philippines.