While Icon of the Seas, the world’s largest ship, has been stealing all the headlines, Royal Caribbean is continuing to reveal more details of its sixth Oasis-Class ship, Utopia of the Seas.

The ship will sail out of Florida, and notably, will run on liquefied natural gas. Icon of the Seas also uses liquefied natural gas, however, Utopia of the Seas will be the first Oasis-Class ship to use this method of fuelling.

Utopia will sail short three and four-day itineraries, dubbing itself as “the world’s biggest weekend”.

Set to sail in the upcoming Northern Hemisphere Summer, Royal Caribbean International CEO Michael Bayley says it will be the cruise line’s latest deliverance of an all-in-one family vacation.

“Vacationers are looking to make every moment count by celebrating and recharging with their friends and family, and Utopia of the Seas makes all that possible in more ways than one.

“With the variety of dining, bars, pools, entertainment, and thrills that make Oasis-Class ships revolutionary, and the experiences to match on our private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay, we’ve combined the best of the best to create the world’s biggest weekend for everyone.”

Utopia of the Seas sitting in the shipyard.
The ship getting ready for its first sailings.

Utopia of the Seas at a glance

The massive ship will fit 5668 guests at double occupancy, be home to 2290 crew, as well as pack in 18 decks, and clock in at 236,860 tonnes.

The ship will be home to 10 complimentary dining options and 12 specialty dining selections. Once their stomach is full, guests can make their way to any of the 13 bars and lounges on board. 

There are also endless options for activities, with an occasional, FlowRider, laser tag, mini golf, rock climbing walls, movie theatres, whirlpools, and everything else you’d expect on an Oasis Class Royal Caribbean ship.

New dining experiences

Utopia of the Seas will be the host of several new and reimagined Royal Caribbean dining experiences. 

Most notable is the brand new Royal Railway – Utopia Station. This food and tech experience takes guests on a virtual culinary train journey. Guests will board a dining carriage which will take them on a multisensory journey, with flavours from across the globe to be served up.

Also new is The Spare Tire, a poolside food truck primed for quick culinary pit stops. Guests will find dishes like pulled pork sandwiches, cheeseburger flatbread, a rotation of daily desserts, and plenty more.

While Izumi is not new to Royal Caribbean, the experience will be reimagined on Utopia. In a new Central Park location, not only will be there a freshly designed Izumi restaurant, but also a takeaway window serving up Japanese street food and sweets.

Another reimagined Royal Caribbean staple is the two-story Giovanni’s, with a new outdoor terrace. The menu will be refreshed with more authentic Italian dishes, which can be enjoyed on Gio’s Terrazza, looking over the ship’s boardwalk.

Renderings of the new train dining experience on Utopia of the Seas.
What the new dining experience will look like

Life by the pool 

At the centre of life on Utopia are five pools. There are three resort-style and sloping beach-entry pools, each accompanied by Lime & Coconut bars. Guests can try their hand at the high-speed slides of The Perfect Storm, while younger kids might prefer the shallow at Splashaway Bay. 

For a quieter time, guests can find tranquility at the Solarium, complete with the Solarium Bistro for dining. Also tucked away is the Suite Sun Deck, a quiet oasis away from the noise of the ship, with birds-eye ocean views.

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