Replies: 4 - Last Post: Sep 12, 2013 8:19 AM Last Post By: Avalanche_2
Sep 5, 2013 1:54 PM
Transportation Mexico-Jamaica-Cuba-BahamasIs there another option than flying to reach Jamaica, Cuba and Bahamas, in that order, coming from Mexico? I´ve been searching and contacting ferry operators but all of them have stopped operating these trips. I suppose many luxary cruise vessels float between the islands, but the cost may be to high. Has anyone managed to find a cheap vessel between these areas recently (and by cheap I mean cheaper than an airline ticket)?
I´m searching for the cheapest option between these countries, but have realized that the cheapest option might be to take an aircraft anyway. To fly from Mexico to jamaica seems overly expensive. Can anyone kindly recommend a cheap airline? And also between Jamaica and Cuba?
Sep 6, 2013 8:43 AM
Welcome to TT!
AFAIK, there aren't international ferries to/from Jamaica or to/from Cuba. There could be cruises but I'm not an expert on sea travel so I can't help you with that. You could ask on the Cuba branch to see if the Cuba experts know about some sort of sea transport that could suit you.
To fly from Mexico to jamaica seems overly expensive. Can anyone kindly recommend a cheap airline?
There aren't direct flights from Mexico to Jamaica. You can go changing planes in the USA (with the main American airlines) or changing planes in Panama (with Copa). An option that maybe won't be shown on search engines and that you could research is to fly with Spirit from Toluca to Fort Lauderdale and with either Spirit or Jetblue from Fort Lauderdale to Jamaica.
And also between Jamaica and Cuba?
Nowadays, Aerogaviota is the only airline linking both countries (and not daily). Sometimes it's cheaper to go between both countries changing planes in Grand Cayman (with Cayman Airways) or changing planes in Panama (with Copa). In any case, it isn't a cheap route.
Sep 6, 2013 6:54 PM
Sep 6, 2013 8:15 PM
No need to ask over there. The question has been asked before, so you can easily do a search and save everyone the trouble of arguing over the answer.
There is one commercial boat running scheduled trips to Cuba: the Stahlratte. You can Google them. They go just once or twice a year. They've once included Jamaica (very briefly), and often include Mexico on one end or the other. BUT: flying is cheaper, faster, more convenient, and involves less puking in bad weather (if that's any consideration).
Sounds like you're imagining the Caribbean as something which it is not, i.e., a series of interconnected island within easy reach of each other, amply served by boats and discount flights. Best think again on all of the above.
Sep 12, 2013 8:19 AM
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