Service update from United Caribbean Lines

Cuba Ferry Service Status:

As of May 15 2016

We know everyone is waiting patiently for the start of ferry service from Florida to Cuba. Upon receiving approval from the US government in early May 2015, we had hoped to be able to start the service before the end of 2015. There are so many logistical issues in providing this service in a safe and secure manner on both the US side and the Cuban side that it is simply taking a lot longer to put everything in place than anyone originally had expected. This holds true for any company that has expressed interest, publicly or otherwise, in establishing ferry service to Cuba from the US. The main problem is that this service has not existed for over 50 years and the infrastructure required to handle the traffic is not in place. The US and Cuban governments are working towards this end and will be successful but it will take a bit of time. All of us at UCL will continue to work closely with the Cuban and American authorities to implement this service as soon as practical. I get asked all the time "when will the ferry begin?". My hope is we will find a way to get this started before the end of 2016. However, if you are planning travel to Cuba during the remainder of 2016 I would not count on any ferry service from any company being in place from Florida during that time frame. If you stay on Facebook often we will keep you updated. We will be sure to post the latest information on our website as the schedules are confirmed. Those of you that have signed up for our emails on this website will be the first to receive the information concerning the start of the ferry service to Cuba directly in your email account. We fully expect that the ferry to Cuba from Florida will begin no later than 2017 if not before.

Mexico Ferry Service Status:

Yucatan Mexico Ferry Service Status: For all my friends who have been so patient in waiting for the return of ferry service from Florida to the Yucatan, I have been working on this for quite some time and on several occasions thought we were ready to start. We have not given up and while it's been very disappointing to not be started already, there are signs that we still can get this going by the Spring of 2017. The peak season for all the snowbirds who go to Mexico for the winter is the fall for southbound trips and the spring northbound. Hopefully we will be able to get started for the peak Spring season in 2017. Keep close to the website for the latest updates. We will post them on Facebook as well.

Thank you - we all look forward to putting these services in place as soon as possible.

Sail with us to meet and experience the people and culture of Cuba, America's neighbor.

United Caribbean Lines expects to begin Ferry Service between Cuba and Florida starting late 2016 or early 2017 depending on when the approval of the Cuban Government is received.

Future service from Florida to Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is planned to begin Spring 2017.

Be sure to fill out our contact form to receive updates on this exciting new vacation opportunity.

All United Caribbean Lines vessels will meet US Coast Guard and USPH regulations and safety standards. Travel must follow all US regulations in effect for travel to Cuba. All passenger baggage and personal effects will be carried in accordance with existing US Government regulations. United Caribbean Lines ferry service is approved by the US Government. Start of service from Florida to Cuba is pending approval of Cuban government authorities.

United Caribbean Lines is proud to announce Ferry Service to Cuba beginning 2017.

Sail with confidence and in comfort to Havana Cuba.  Avoid the frustrating airport experience and save 25-50% off air travel costs by taking our super ferry service.

We will sail from major Florida ports such as the Port of Miami and Tampa Bay.

Our proposed schedule will have ships departing Florida in late afternoon, arriving in Havana the following morning after a relaxing and enjoyable overnight voyage. All fares include dinner the day of departure and breakfast the morning of arrival.  

Ships will depart Havana late afternoon for the return to Florida and arrive in the U.S. the following morning. We will announce final schedules and begin bookings to Cuba after confirmation from Cuban government authorities. (Expected by end 2016.)    
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Our vessels are modern large overnight deluxe ferries. They hold over 2000 passengers and have over 500 cabins.

Our onboard service amenities will include:

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A la carte and buffet dining.
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Large capacity luggage bins for approved humanitarian goods for family and friends in Cuba
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Personal recreation facilities suitable for all ages
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Movie theaters for cultural and educational presentations
All United Caribbean Lines vessels will meet US Coast Guard and USPH regulations and safety standards. Travel must follow all US regulations in effect for travel to Cuba. All passenger baggage and personal effects will be carried in accordance with existing US Government regulations. United Caribbean Lines ferry service is approved by the US Government. Start of service from Florida to Cuba is pending approval of Cuban government authorities.

Future schedules to Cancun and the Yucatan will be announced by end 2016

Our ferry service from the U.S. to Cancun and Riviera Maya will also call on Progress in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.
  Service from the US is planned in begin in Spring 2017.
Fill out our contact form to stay in touch for updates about our exciting ferry service to Mexico and Cuba!

All United Caribbean Lines vessels will meet US Coast Guard and USPH regulations and safety standards. Travel must follow all US regulations in effect for travel to Cuba. All passenger baggage and personal effects will be carried in accordance with existing US Government regulations. United Caribbean Lines ferry service is approved by the US Government. Start of service from Florida to Cuba is pending approval of Cuban government authorities.