Royal Caribbean officially welcomes Utopia of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International officially welcomed the Utopia of the Seas in Saint-Nazaire, France, as the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard handed Royal Caribbean the keys to Utopia just five weekends before its July debut in Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida.

More than two years of construction culminated in the new vacation’s final building milestone, the delivery, when 1,600-plus crew members and workers came together to mark the moment in the signature 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 of many to recognize the achievements of the nautical engineers, designers, architects and more.

“Taking delivery of Utopia of the Seas is an incredibly important milestone, as it marks yet another evolution of our game-changing ships and our mission to create the best vacation experiences responsibly,” said Jason Liberty, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “From the ultimate multigenerational vacation on this year’s earlier debut of Icon of the Seas to now the ultimate weekend getaway on Utopia of the Seas, we are laser-focused on delivering a variety of vacation options and priceless memories for our guests.”

About Utopia

In the weeks leading up to the debut of the summer on July 19Utopia will make its way to the U.S. as the Royal Caribbean teams make finishing touches to get the ship party ready.

The latest in the lineup of the original gamechangers – the Oasis Class – is the first of its kind to debut with three-night weekend and four-night weekday getaways.

The combination of more than 40 ways to dine, drink and celebrate; more pools than the days to count, ways to thrill and chill; and more of all the above at Perfect Day at CocoCay – Royal Caribbean’s private island in The Bahamas – introduces unmatched weekend energy for everyone and every day of the week.

“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!”

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