You can now take a cruise from Tampa to Cuba

Photo: Paradise 2. Carnival Cruise Lines.

Carnival Cruise Line will be sailing to Cuba this year, with the announcement their Carnival Paradise line will be sailing from Tampa to Havana, beginning in June 2017.

The trips will be featured on 12 different cruises, either four-day or five-day cruises departing from the Port of Tampa beginning June 29, 2017. The cruises will either include a daytime trip to Havana, or an overnight stay, as well as a stop in either Cozumel or Key West.

Travel to Havana was previously banned for U.S. citizens, but in 2016, that ban was lifted. Numerous airlines have since begun flying to the country.

“Cuba is an island jewel unique from anywhere else in the Caribbean and we are thrilled to have this rare opportunity to take our guests to this fascinating destination,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “The opportunity to visit Havana, combined with the fun, relaxed ambiance and wide variety of amenities and features offered on Carnival Paradise, will make for a truly one-of-a-kind vacation experience.”

You can book your cruise from Tampa to Havana through a travel agent, by calling 1-800-CARNIVAL, or on carnival.com.