Due to debut in Port Canaveral (Orlando) in July 2024, Utopia of the Seas has reached the next major construction milestone at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France during her float out.
The key moment in the construction of this game-changing Oasis Class ship has taken 17 months to reach, with the float out process itself taking nearly 15 hours- starting by filling the ship’s dry dock with over 46 million gallons of water overnight.
Utopia of the Seas was then moved on to an outfitting dock, where the ground-breaking new ship will be completed in summer 2024, installing unique features including the longest dry slide at sea and a first-of-its-kind immersive train car dining experience.
Utopia will provide the world’s biggest weekend at sea with unmatched energy spread across a combination of over 40 ways to dine and drink, countless pools, adrenaline-pumping thrills, relaxing chills and so much more.
Guests can create the ultimate weekend by picking and choosing their own combination of new signature adventures and experiences: including newly designed resort-style pools; a new Caribbean tiki bar; a reimagined Izumi restaurant; and showstopping nightlife and entertainment.
The sparkling new ship will be the first in Royal Caribbean’s revolutionary Oasis Class to offer short escapes, with the ultimate three-night weekend and four-night weekday getaway. Every sailing will also feature visits to Nassau, The Bahamas, so guests can experience Perfect Day at CocoCay- the cruise line’s award-winning private island.
Additionally, Utopia of the Seas will make even more waves when debuted next year as the first Oasis Class ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Following Icon of the Seas as Royal Caribbean’s second LNG-powered ship, Utopia will further the cruise line’s long commitment to the environment and its already established eco-friendly initiatives and features onboard its fleet.// END - About the Author ?>