Royal Caribbean has been scarce with details on new Oasis-class ship Utopia of the Seas, but they have released an initial teaser of what to expect from the new ship.
The company wrote on Facebook: “This is the one — for everyone. Stay tuned for #UtopiaoftheSeas revealed — it all happens Tuesday, June 20.” The Utopia of the Seas webpage now has a countdown to June 20, where cruisers can also sign up for email updates on the ship if they want to be the first to know when bookings open.
It’s known that this will be the first final Oasis-class ship, after Oasis, Allure, Harmony, Symphony, and Wonder of the Seas. The ship will top out at 230,000 gross tons and fit around 7000 guests. It’s not confirmed where the ship will sail, but Royal Caribbean has said it will do the Perfect Day at CocoCay, so it appears unlikely to sail in Australia, at least initially.
Utopia of the Seas is set to start sailing in the Northern Hemisphere in 2024 summer and will be the first LNG-powered Oasis Class ship, which will reduce carbon emissions by 30% and nitrogen oxide emissions by around 85%.
It’s also known that new to the ship will be an immersive dining experience, seemingly similar to Princess’s new concept. Royal Caribbean’s Senior Vice President and Chief Product Innovation Officer Jay Schneider told Royal Caribbean Blog that the ship will have “…a mixed reality immersive dining experience with a train motif…that’s going to blow people away.”
Diners will sit in booths decorated as carriages, as a storytelling dinner takes them on a train voyage with ‘windows’ that are digital displays of different destinations. Mr Schneider says the concept is about combining food and destination.