Service update from United Caribbean Lines

World-Class Cruise Ferry Service to the Yucatan Peninsula

Starting Winter 2020

Hello friends! We are so very happy and proud to announce that our world-class cruise ferry service from Tampa to the Yucatan is in the latter stages of planning and organization and will be ready to sail from the Port of Tampa to Cancun and Progreso beginning Winter 2020. We’re offering a fantastic service unlike anything else available today. You’ll be able to sail to Mexico in world-class comfort and style and bring your cars, your pets, your luggage (personal luggage and belongings that would never fit on a plane) and any other items you wish to bring at a better cost than flying. For all of you living part time in Mexico this will be a tremendous way to transport all of your belongings conveniently and economically and to enjoy your crossing in world-class comfort and style. Our ship will accommodate up to 2000 passengers with suites, cabins both inside and outside, with several cabins pet friendly so your smaller pets can share your cabin with you. We have 3 restaurants with International buffet service 24 hours a day, an Italian Pizzeria and Pasta Bistro, and relaxed a la carte dining. Looking for some fun and entertainment? Our beautiful ship will feature a full casino, movie theater and onboard shopping, nightclubs and discos, espresso and dessert bars, meeting and conference areas and children’s recreational areas supervised and staged by age group. Our vessel has workout areas onboard and an outdoor mini-golf on the top deck for your family’s enjoyment. Below the passenger accommodation decks we have drive on/drive off storage space for 500 + cars. During your voyage we will provide informational presentations on the people and culture of our Mexican destinations to help you immerse yourself during the cruise and prepare you for a memorable trip to both Mexico and the United States.

We’re going to also offer hotel, resort and travel packages on land both before and after your voyage. Make a complete vacation and include both the Tampa Bay and Orlando /Central Florida regions as part of your Mexican adventure.

Bring your car, your family, your pets, your luggage and your gear! Make plans to sail in world-class comfort and style to the Yucatan on United Caribbean Lines.

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.

Update: Cruise Ferry Service Between Florida and Havana, Cuba

Unfortunately, due to the continued political differences between the US policy towards Cuba and the Cuban Government view of emphasizing cruises to Cuba rather than ferry traffic, we do not have any specific time we can expect to begin cruise ferry service from Florida to Cuba. We are approved for such a service by the US Government but as long as the US embargo continues against Cuba, we doubt a ferry service will begin. As soon as we have additional information regarding the start of such service, we will pass it along to all of you who have signed up on our website. At this time the only way to travel from the US to Cuba is by scheduled air service or on a cruise from Miami. The major airlines offer air service from many major gateways in the US, especially Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. The major cruise lines offer short and medium length cruises to primarily Havana year-round. In the winter months there are several quality deluxe small ship cruise products that take you to all the ports in Cuba including some voyages that take you on a complete circumnavigation of the island of Cuba.

 
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Our vessels are modern large overnight deluxe ferries. They hold over 2000 passengers.

Our onboard service amenities will include:

Casino
A la carte and buffet dining.
Casino
Large capacity luggage bins
Casino
Personal recreation facilities suitable for all ages
Casino
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.

Sign up below for our email list so we can keep in touch while we make the final preparations. By doing so you will be among the first to know when the booking process is available and be able to take full advantage of our first season voyage specials when they are released. Detailed information on the ship, its facilities, cabins and pricing will be released in Spring 2019. We’ll look forward to seeing you on board!

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.