Road Scholar is back with a new Cuba program that complies with U.S. regulations.

The Boston-based company was forced to cancel Cuba sailings in August when the U.S. government denied the company permission to transport U.S. citizens to Cuba on a cruise ship.

The new itinerary begins with a flight from Miami to Havana and includes six nights in hotels and five nights aboard the 1,200-passenger Louis Cristal.

"Participants on the program circumnavigate the island, utilizing the ships as a means of transportation to travel quickly to ports such as Holgin, Punta Frances and Santiago de Cuba," said Stacie Fasola, associate vice president, Road Scholar.

Departures are weekly from Jan. 6 through March 17; rates start at $4,795 per person, including roundtrip air from Miami to Havana.

The itinerary includes 23 interactive experiences and meetings with Cuban families, artists, dancers, students, community leaders and farmers.

Road Scholar also offers five people-to-people land tours of Cuba for 2014.

Three seaborne trips had been scheduled from December through March 2014, but the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control said that "travel to and from Cuba, whether originating or terminating in the U.S. or a third country, may not be aboard a vessel."

The itinerary includes 23 interactive experiences and meetings with Cuban families, artists, dancers, students, community leaders and farmers.

Follow Gay Nagle Myers on Twitter @gnmtravelweekly. 

This article has been updated to reflect that roundtrip air from Miami to Havana is included in the cost, which starts at $4,795 per person. Incorrect information appeared in a previous version of this article.

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