Royal Caribbean is putting a second ship on Cuba duty.
Royal Caribbean's 2,350-passenger Majesty of the Seas in April will join the 1,602-passenger Empress of the Seas in sailing regularly to the island nation, the line announced on Thursday.
Majesty will sail to Cuba out of Tampa from April to October and then move to Fort Lauderdale to operate sailings to Cuba through March 2019.
Empress will sail to Cuba out of Miami.
Royal Caribbean also is adding two new ports in Cuba to its Cuba itineraries: Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba.
Departing from Miami year-round, Empress in 2018 will operate seven-night trips that feature calls at Cienfuegos and Havana in Cuba as well as Nassau in the Bahamas.
Empress also will offer five-night sailings to Havana (for an overnight stay) and Key West, Fla.; and an eight-night voyage to Cuba that features calls in Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba as well as Grand Cayman and Labadee, Haiti.
Majesty will operate four- and five-night sailings to Havana that include day and overnight stays.
Royal Caribbean is one of more than half a dozen cruise lines that began sailing from the USA to Cuba this year. The lines include Oceania Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival. Holland America's first Cuba cruise takes place this month.
The Cuba calls the lines offer are designed to provide an opportunity for "people-to-people" exchanges between Americans and Cubans as allowed by U.S. rules governing visits to Cuba. U.S. visitors are limited in the activities they are allowed to do in Cuba by the terms of the USA's five-decade-old embargo.