Service update from United Caribbean Lines
Cuba Ferry Service Status:
We know everyone is waiting patiently for the start of ferry service from Florida to Cuba. Upon receiving approval from the US government last May 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 in the early part 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. Be sure to sign up for our emails and you will receive that information directly in your email account.
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 middle of 2016. 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 fall season in 2016. 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.
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United Caribbean Lines will offer Deluxe Ferry Service between Cuba and Florida starting in the late fall of 2015, Future service to and from Florida to Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is scheduled to begin in mid-2016.
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