Royal Caribbean’s Utopia floats out for the first time

The final ship in the Oasis-class is set to debut in July.

ROYAL Caribbean International’s Utopia of the Seas, which the cruise line is introducing as “the world’s biggest weekend”, floated out for the first time last week, ahead of her July debut.

Utopia has now reached the next phase of her construction, having moved into an outfitting dock at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, where she will be completed.

The ship will make waves when she debuts as the first Oasis-class ship powered by liquified natural gas, and the second to be done so in the Royal Caribbean fleet, after the soon-to-debut Icon of the Seas.

Utopia will advance Royal Caribbean’s commitment to the environment by utilising the cleanest-burning marine fuel to date.

She will also be the first Oasis-class ship to offer short escapes, when she debuts from Port Canaveral sailing three-night weekend and four-night weekday getaways.

Every cruise will feature visits to Nassau and Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island, and her new adults-only Hideaway Beach.

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