Utopia of the Seas will be the sixth ship in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class when she launches in 2024, and she will also be one of the biggest cruise ships in the world.
Royal Caribbean has not released many details about Utopia of the Seas, but this page will be updated whenever Royal Caribbean announces more information about the ship’s amenities and features.
Like all Oasis Class ships, many people are eager for the launch of Utopia of the Seas. The ship is sure to provide high quality entertainment, modern accommodations, diverse dining venues, and a plethora of activities for guests of all ages.
Here is a look at everything we know about Utopia of the Seas.
Utopia of the Seas facts
Utopia of the Seas is the final ship in the Oasis Class, unless Royal Caribbean decides to order additional Oasis Class cruise ships in the future.
Information on entertainment, restaurants, cabin categories, and activities have not yet been announced. However, It’s expected that Utopia of the Seas will share the same features of other ships in the class, including:
- Open-air Central Park neighborhood
- Outdoor boardwalk neighborhood with restaurants, shops, and family-friendly activities
- AquaTheater entertainment venue
- The Ultimate Abyss dry slide
- Ice skating rink
- Two story Royal Promenade
The fifth Oasis Class ship, Wonder of the Seas, has a slightly different layout compared to previous Oasis Class ships. She features a large suites-only neighborhood, larger Windjammer buffet, and climate-controlled Solarium.
Related: Wonder of the Seas vs other Oasis Class ships
It’s unknown whether Utopia of the Seas will share the same design as Wonder of the Seas, or if she will be constructed more similarly to previous Oasis Class ships like Symphony of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas.
Utopia of the Seas construction
Utopia of the Seas is under construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The ship began construction in April 2022.
Utopia of the Seas will be 362m (1,188 ft.) with around 2,800 cabins. Like other Oasis Class ships, it’s expected that Utopia of the Seas will weigh over 230,000 gross tons and have a maximum capacity of around 7,000 guests.
This will make Utopia of the Seas about the same size as other Oasis Class ships, but smaller than the Icon Class cruise ships.
When will Utopia of the Seas be delivered?
Utopia of the Seas is scheduled for delivery to Royal Caribbean in the spring of 2024. Cruise ship delivery is the transfer of ownership of the ship from the shipyard to the buyer, in this case Royal Caribbean. This marks an important milestone in the construction process.
Delivery, however, does not mean the ship begins sailing with passengers in spring 2024. Wonder of the Seas, for example, was delivered to Royal Caribbean in January 2022, but her inaugural sailing was not until March 4, 2022.
Regardless, we can expect the inaugural sailing of Utopia of the Seas to be sometime in the late spring or summer of 2024.
Utopia of the Seas will be the first Oasis Class cruise ship to be powered by Liquified Natural Gas, or LNG. LNG is the cleanest fossil fuel that can power ships today. It has the potential to reduce carbon emissions by around 30%, sulfur emissions by nearly 100%, and nitrogen oxide emissions by around 85%.
Related: Which Royal Caribbean ships are powered by LNG?
In addition to being powered by LNG, Utopia of the Seas will continue the environmentally-friendly practices found on other Royal Caribbean ships, including shore power connection and waste heat recovery applications.
Utopia of the Seas itineraries
It’s not yet known from which port Utopia of the Seas will offer cruises. Royal Caribbean sends most of its new ships to South Florida, where they cruise to the Caribbean from either Fort Lauderdale or Miami.
Currently, though, there are already three Oasis Class ships and one Icon Class ship sailing from South Florida from spring 2024 to spring 2025. Allure of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas, and Icon of the Seas will offer Caribbean cruises during this time frame.
It’s possible that Royal Caribbean will also deploy Utopia of the Seas to Miami or Fort Lauderdale in addition to the other vessels. It’s also possible, however, that Utopia of the Seas may take the place of one of these ships.
There has been other speculation that Utopia of the Seas could be sent to a different region of the world instead of Florida, but no concrete information has been announced yet.
Why hasn't Royal Caribbean announced more information about Utopia of the Seas?
Compared to Icon of the Seas, there has been little information announced about Utopia of the Seas. Some Royal Caribbean fans have been curious as to why we’ve heard little about the ship, but there are a few reasons why this might be the case.
The first is that Royal Caribbean is driving most of their marketing efforts toward Icon of the Seas. When a cruise line prepares to launch a new ship, they want the consumers to focus on what’s next, not what is further down the line.
Building hype and excitement about Icon of the Seas will lead many people to book a sailing on the ship. If these same consumers were to see promotional material for Utopia of the Seas, they could change their mind and book a cruise on Utopia instead.
Related: Icon of the Seas: Itinerary, features, and more
The other reason why there has been little information announced about Utopia of the Seas is that Utopia is the sixth ship in her class whereas Icon of the Seas is the first.
Royal Caribbean has not launched a new class of ships since the Quantum Class in 2014, so there is a lot of excitement about the Icon Class. A completely new layout and unique offerings like a waterpark and indoor AquaDome currently make Icon of the Seas more newsworthy than Utopia of the Seas.
We should expect to hear more about Utopia of the Seas throughout this year and early next year, so be sure to check back periodically for new updates.