Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas Officially Joins The Fleet

Royal Caribbean has taken delivery of its latest Oasis-class mega ship, Utopia of the Seas.

utopia of the seas delivery aquatheater

Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas has been delivered to the cruise line, making it the 28th ship in the fleet. A handover ceremony was recently held at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.

The ship was under construction for over two years prior to the delivery, where 1,600-plus crew members and workers came together to mark the momentous moment the ship was handed over to Royal Caribbean in the ship’s AquaTheater. Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO Jason Liberty, Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley, and General Manager of Chantiers de l’Atlantique Laurent Castaing hosted Utopia’s first party to recognize the achievements of the nautical engineers, designers, architects, and more.

utopia of the seas delivery aquatheater
(Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

In the weeks leading up to her July 19th debut, Utopia of the Seas will make her way to the U.S. as the Royal Caribbean teams make finishing touches to get the ship ready. The vessel will debut with three and four-night getaways from Port Canaveral, Florida.

utopia of the seas sugar beach preparation
(Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

Highlights of the ship include:

  • Five swimming pools including a resort-style pool and a sloping beach-entry pool
  • The Perfect Storm waterslide trio
  • New poolside food truck, Spare Tire
  • Adults-only Solarium pool
  • The longest Ultimate Abyss dry slide in the fleet
  • Royal Railway dining experience
  • Izumi in the Park sushi and Japanese-inspired street food pickup window
  • Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
  • New Caribbean tiki bar, Pesky Parrot
  • The Mason Jar Southern Restaurant & Bar
  • Two rock climbing walls
  • Utopia Playscape playground

“With the delivery of Utopia of the Seas, we have the keys to the ultimate weekend,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “This is the short vacation that packs every way to make amazing memories in a 3-night weekend or 4-night weekday getaway. Vacationers want every minute to be a minute well spent, and the unmatched combination of Utopia and Perfect Day at CocoCay will deliver that. We are proud and excited to soon debut Utopia in a big way!”

utopia of the seas pool deck
(Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean)


Have you ever taken a cruise on one of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ships? Are you excited about the upcoming debut of Utopia of the Seas? Drop us an anchor below and let us know!

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015, and in that time has taken a dozen cruises and counting. Her favorite onboard activities include trying the casual dining options, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.
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