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.

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

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.

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 in late 2015 from Florida to Cuba is pending approval of Cuban government authorities.

United Caribbean Lines is proud to announce our Deluxe Ferry Service to Cuba beginning late 2015.

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 August 2015.)  
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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 sfety 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 in late 2015 from Florida to Cuba is pending approval of Cuban government authorities.

Future schedules to Cancun and the Yucatan will be announced by end 2015

We are also planning ferry service from the U.S. to Cancun, Riviera Maya and Progress in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.  Service from the US to scheduled in begin in mid-2016. Specifics for this new service will be announced before the end of 2015.

Fill out our contact form to stay in touch for updates about our exciting ferry service to Cuba! The service will start in late 2015.

All United Caribbean Lines vessels will meet US Coast Guard safety requirements as well as all USPH regulations. Travel must be booked through approved US Travel Service provider networks and 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.
Subject to U.S. and Cuban government approvals