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Carnival Paradise adding 20 more Tampa-to-Havana cruises in 2019

TAMPA — Carnival Cruise Line announced Friday it will add 20 cruises from Tampa to Havana next year, bringing its total number of sailings to Cuba to 31.

The five-day voyages will leave Port Tampa Bay on Saturdays on the Carnival Paradise, which recently underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation, and include a call in Havana, plus stops in Key West, Cozumel or both.

During 2019:

• 10 cruises that will stay overnight in Havana and visit Key West will sail on March 2, April 13, May 25, June 22, July 6, Aug. 3 and 17, Sept. 14 and 28 and Oct. 26.

• Six cruises with a day-long call in Havana and a visit to Cozumel will sail Jan. 5, March 16, May 11, Aug. 31, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7.

• Four cruises with day-long calls in Havana, Key West and Cozumel will sail Feb. 16, June 8, July 20 and Oct. 12.

Visits to Havana are subject to U.S. Treasury Department regulations that permit travel operators to take approved travelers to Cuba to engage in specified activities defined by the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the U.S. Department of Commerce.

BACKGROUND: Despite change in Cuba policy, cruise ships sail on

The Carnival Paradise renovation last month added a water park, renovated cabins and new restaurants and bars to the ship.

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