(Above, the MV Jupiter before and after renovation, from what I can gather. It was built in 1974)
If this is true it will make a lot of gringos happy. My original post about the old Tampa-Merida ferry (I took it in 2003) attracted more comments and questions than anything else I've posted. Go figure.
More information. Here's the ship that will be used for the run (photo above):
More rumors from the Merida Insider below.
FERRY contact info
Posted by fishfrier58 on Saturday, November 26 @ 22:19:44 CST (111 reads)
ivon writes "Here is the contact info for the ferry leaving Florida December 30th
Office Ph #(941) 722-3500
We´ll keep you posted "
Information and NewsCAR FERRY Good News
Posted bymexicobob on Saturday, November 26 @ 09:24:01 CST
Contributed by ivon
The car ferry is a certain thing????
Many of us got the news of a passenger ferry coming to Progreso in December, there have been many stories floating about since then. It turns out here are 2 ships on the works.
The one everyone heard about (MV Jupiter) is NOT written in stone yet. They are still working on finishing the paper work.
NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The MARITIME center in Tampa will have a cargo ship leaving Port Manatee, Fl on December 30th arriving to Progreso on January the 5th. They will be making the trip on a weekly basis
This ship is mostly cargo however, they have 6 cabins for a total capacity of 12 passengers.
This is GREAT!!! news for all of us.
For up to date info contact Hotel Embajadores in Progreso at (969) 935-5673 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Emerald Coast RV Park
Several Progreso residents are putting together a group of investors to finance a RV park near Progreso.
The MV Jupiter car ferry which will arrive in April 2006 has the capacity to carry over 360 vehicles of ALL sizes up to large tractor trailers and buses.
There is presently NO RV park in Progreso or along the coast. The closest RV park is on teh north side of Merida , some 40 kilometers south.
This RV park is closing this year.
We are looking for up to 10 investors in order to raise $50,000.US to buy the land and set up the park. Local, experienced management is available year round.
RV park owners and operators are invited to participate.
Contact Peter 1-866-677-7822.
Tamp Bay to Progreso Passenger and Car Ferry will start service in April 2006
It was recently announced by the mayor of Progreso Enrique Magadan that a new passenger and car service will start in April 2006.
The company , The Marine Centre, of Miami will be operating the MV Jupiter luxury cruise ship twice a week year round from the port of Tampa, Florida to Progreso, Yucatan.
The ship is presently being outfitted with 3 restaurants, a casino, swimming pool and theaters.
Fares are not yet available nor is the schedule.
The company is setting up a web site at www.theshuttle.com It should be available with details in January.Posted by Dave at December 17, 2005 06:44 PM