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Royal Caribbean cruise ships on order

Royal Caribbean's fleet of cruise ships is ever-growing, and this page will offer you a list of what ships they have on order to build, as well as ships that are speculated to be ordered. 

Whether you're interested in booking a cruise on the newest ship or are simply curious as to how Royal Caribbean's fleet is projected to grow, this is your opportunity to see what's next for the cruise line. 

Confirmed Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Orders

Utopia of the Seas

Utopia of the Seas overhead render

Utopia of the Seas, Royal Caribbean's newest Oasis Class ship, will join the fleet in July 2024. She'll cruise from Port Canaveral on 3- and 4-night sailings to The Bahamas. The ship is marketed as "The World's Biggest Weekend." 

Once completed, Utopia will measure 236,860 gross registered tons and be 1,188 feet long, meaning that she'll be a similar size to Wonder of the Seas versus older Oasis Class ships like Allure of the Seas. Utopia will also be the first Oasis Class ship to be powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). 

Features onboard include the brand-new Pesky Parrot Bar and Royal Railway - Utopia Station. The latter is a one-of-a-kind dining experience that's currently unique to Utopia. The immersive restaurant combines techy travel with adventure and food. You'll be "transported" to places like America's Wild West. 

Sailings on Utopia of the Seas are available to book, with the maiden voyage scheduled for July 22, 2024. 

Star of the Seas

Star of the Seas coming to Port Canaveral

Joining Icon of the Seas is Royal Caribbean's second Icon Class ship: Star of the Seas. She is expected to be around the same size as Icon, measuring 250,800 gross registered tons and 1,198 feet long. 

The ship is scheduled to enter service in August 2025, welcoming passengers on the maiden voyage on August 17 from Port Canaveral, Florida. Currently, Star of the Seas is under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.

Some tweaks have been confirmed by the cruise line, meaning that Star of the Seas won't be identical to Icon. Empire Supper Club, for instance, will be themed after Chicago, whereas the venue on Icon takes after New York. There will also be an extra hot tub onboard that was scrapped from Icon's design due to fears of being overweight. 

Star of the Seas bookings are open on Royal Caribbean's website through April 2026. She will make 7-night voyages to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. 

Read more: Star of the Seas: Itinerary, features, and more

Unnamed third Icon Class ship

Royal Caribbean isn't stopping with Star of the Seas. A third Icon Class ship is expected to join the fleet in 2026. Little details have been revealed about the vessel; however, we do know that Empire Supper Club will have a Hollywood theme. 

She's currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. The steel-cutting ceremony was held on January 12, 2024. 

Unnamed seventh Oasis Class ship


Utopia of the Seas isn't the last Oasis Class vessel, as Royal Caribbean recently placed an order for a seventh. The ship will be built at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France. She is scheduled to be delivered in 2028, four years after Utopia. 

The order, however, is contingent upon financing. It's expected to be completed later this year. 

First Discovery Class ship

Discover Class rumor ship

Royal Caribbean is known for building the largest cruise ships in the world; however, they're planning on launching a brand-new class of smaller ships

According to Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean International President and CEO, the cruise line is aware that their smaller ships are showing their age. He's alluded to the fact that the team has been working on a ship class; however, details have to be finalized before they can make a formal announcement. 

The size of the ships hasn't been confirmed by anyone; however, in May 2023, the Captain of Radiance of the Seas commented that Royal was planning on building a ship around the same size as Radiance, which measures around 90,000 gross registered tons.