Florida to Yucatan Ferry? Is it going to happen?

Posted: June 30, 2014 by Central America Overland Expeditions in Expedition/Travel

 

045This morning, we received a ferry update from Bruce Nierenberg, CEO of United Caribbean Lines, the company that is looking to start the Florida to Yucatán route.

“First let me apologize to all of you who have been so patient in waiting for the new ferry service to begin. My partners and I have continued to work towards finalizing the plans for starting the service and have actually come very close to providing a start date. We are still in that stage. I do not have an exact starting date.

I can tell you that from a practical point of view any of you considering holding off in your travel plans this fall in expectation of the ferry starting should make alternative plans.

The earliest the ferry can start will be in the winter of 2015 after the holidays. More likely the start will be in March, April [2016]. We are all meeting next week to determine a more accurate starting date for your use.

Additional facts:

We are still planning to have a combination passenger and car/cargo vessel to use. You will be able to bring your cars and pets. There will be additional accommodations for personal cargo. The voyage will be 30 hours one way. The price will average about $350 round trip including cabin and meals. We will have entertainment and casino operations on the ship.”

As soon as the ferry is in service, you’ll be the first to know where to buy your tickets.

Thanks for being patient and your continued interest.

 

Bruce Nierenberg,

CEO of United Caribbean Lines

 

 

Our response:

Dear Mr. Nierenberg,

We do appreciate the update. However, since this idea was initially explored/announced  several years ago, we’ve made several trips driving back and forth from the USA to the Yucatan, Belize and Eastern Guatemala.  Quote ” I can tell you that from a practical point of view any of you considering holding off in your travel plans this fall in expectation of the ferry starting should make alternative plans.” Yes Sir we have. We’d love to see this project get off the ground, but at this point and pace, is it going to happen? We’d be the first to buy tickets!

Sincerely

Team CAOE

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Comments
  1. rchrd0413 says:

    That’s in my price range. I’d deFinitely take that trip.

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