Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas to sail short breaks in 2024

Brand’s newest Oasis-class ship will homeport at Port Canaveral and visit The Bahamas

Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas to sail short breaks in 2024

Royal Caribbean International

Utopia of the Seas will debut in 2024 and offer three and four-night getaways from Port Canaveral

By Laura Hyde |

Utopia of the Seas is to become the first of Royal Caribbean International’s first Oasis-class ships to offer short itineraries during its maiden season. 

From July 2024, Utopia of the Seas will begin homeporting at Port Canaveral in Florida and sail three-night weekend cruises and four-night weekday voyages to Nassau and Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island, both in The Bahamas.  

While at the private island, cruise guests will be able to visit a new adults-only Hideaway Beach, which will open in early 2024, as well as various dining venues, white-sand beaches, a swim-up bar, beach-entry pools, a waterpark with 13 slides, and much more.  

“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,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. “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 will be the first LNG-powered ship in the Oasis class and the second in the wider Royal Caribbean International fleet. It will offer more than 20 types of accommodation to suit families or groups, with highlights including the Royal Loft Suite, Ultimate Family Suite and the new Solarium Suites. 

The vessel will also have more than 20 bars and entertainment venues, over 20 dining options including a first-of-its-kind immersive experience, two casinos, five live music venues, five pools, a FlowRider surf simulator, mini golf, a 10-storey-high zip line and a Utopia Playscape for young children. The Ultimate Abyss slide will also be 43 feet longer than on previous ships and feature new zoom booster rollers and transparent racing windows.  

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