The route was Miami-Merida. According to their website, nothing is going to happen until, at the earliest, fall 2005.....
Due to the lack of a second port in the Yucatan Peninsula, we need to delay the resumption of the Yucatan Express. This has been a hard decision for us - we have been working very hard to find a solution to the inaccessibility of Puerto Morelos - but we have run out of time for this season and it is clear that the route cannot work with just one port. We did have great loads through the end of last season but it is just not cost effective to have our ship sitting idle half the week.
The GOOD NEWS is that we do believe in the Florida-Mexico market and will continue working hard to resolve the issues which have necessitated this interim delay in service. We continue to work on channel dredging for Morelos and hope to begin accepting vacation reservations early next year for recommencement of Yucatan Express service in Nov '05.
We are appreciative of the tremendous support and encouragement we continue to receive from vacationers, the Tampa Port Authority, the media and the travel trade. Thank you for your patience.
Equitably priced airfare is, like beauty, recognized in the eyes of the beholder. And, about as easy to define! Market shares and competition, fuel prices, US weather all contribute. But, look at this way, a RT flight from here in the NE to BZE, about 5200 miles, runs usually under $600. Can you drive your car anywhere for under 12 cents per mile?