Royal Caribbean Celebrates Utopia Of The Seas Float Out
Royal Caribbean International’s Utopia of the Seas is now one step closer to its debut in Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida, in July 2024.
The Oasis Class ship floated for the first time over the weekend, marking a major milestone and the next phase of construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.
Known as the float out, the key moment in the construction of Utopia took 17 months to reach. The process itself took nearly 15 hours, beginning with filling the new ship’s dry dock with more than 46 million gallons of water overnight. Utopia was then moved into an outfitting dock, where it will be completed in summer 2024.
The ship will operate 3-night weekend and 4-night weekday getaways – the first in the Oasis Class to offer short escapes — when it debuts in July 2024.
Each sailing will feature visits to Nassau, The Bahamas, and Perfect Day at CocoCay – Royal Caribbean’s private island – that will feature its first adults-only slice of paradise, Hideaway Beach, starting in January 2024.
Utopia will also make waves when it debuts in July 2024 as the first Oasis Class ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the cleanest-burning marine fuel to date. As the cruise line’s second LNG-powered ship – following Icon of the Seas – Utopia will advance Royal Caribbean’s decades-long commitment to the environment by combining LNG technology with a lineup of the brand’s already-established environmentally friendly initiatives and features, from waste heat recovery systems to shore power connection.
Sail on over to www.RoyalCaribbean.com/Utopia for more.