Updated: The European debt crisis is being blamed for yet another delay. Guess where the operator is based. Yep, Europe.
Previously: Highly anticipated Tampa-Cancun ferry service will be launched sometime in the second half of this year, according to United Caribbean Lines. The vessels will have a 500-vehicle capacity, plus room for up to 2,000 passengers. Round-trip fare is $195, although it’s unclear how prices are broken down for pedestrians or per person.
Yucatan expats have heard this before, usually regarding a ferry route leading from Tampa to Progreso. East-coasters who want to haul household goods, not to mention the family car, would be thrilled to have a choice other than packing and shipping, or driving west and across the border.
Easier access to the peninsula would be good for the rental market as well. After all, a family traveling together on a ferry might like a rental house, no?