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Sea trials begin for Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas sets sail to the open ocean for the first time

Royal Caribbean International’s Utopia of the Seas has started a five-day trial in the open sea. The latest in the cruise line’s Oasis Class ships is currently sailing in the North Atlantic Ocean ahead of its final phase of the construction process. Once completed, Utopia of the Seas will homeport in Port Canaveral, Florida offering three- and four-day cruises to The Bahamas beginning at the end of July 2024.

Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas sets sail to the open ocean for the first time
Image courtesy Royal Caribbean International

During the sea trial phase, teams of experts are on board Utopia of the Seas inspecting naval architecture, engineering, navigation, and design. Over 900 experts carry out hundreds of tests and inspections, from how the ship moves through the open water and the operation of its navigation systems to engine performance, back-of-house technical checks, and more. The ship will cover more than 1,000 miles during the five-day trial, and once complete, it will return to the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France to finalize construction.

Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas sets sail to the open ocean for the first time
Image courtesy Royal Caribbean International

Starting July 19, Utopia of the Seas will welcome families on 3-night weekend and 4-night weekday cruises from Florida to The Bahamas. The ship offers more than 40 ways to dine, drink, and party, including Royal Railway, a first-of-its-kind immersive train car dining experience. Of course, the ship will have plenty of pools and lounge chairs to enjoy the sun; thrills like the longest dry slide at sea; and entertainment productions across air, ice, water, and stage.

Artist rendering of Royal Railway restaurant on board Utopia of the Seas
Image courtesy Royal Caribbean International

Every Utopia of the Seas itinerary includes a stop at Royal Caribbean’s private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas. With the island’s 14 waterslides, the largest freshwater pool in the region, the newly opened adults-only oasis, Hideaway Beach, that features a private beach, pools and spots for drinks and bites, exclusive cabanas and live music; and more.

Royal Caribbean’s Hideaway Beach on  Perfect Day at CocoCay
Image courtesy Royal Caribbean International

Back on board, Utopia of the Seas has over 20 types of accommodations from rooms with views of the ocean or neighborhoods like the open-air Central Park and lively Boardwalk; to layouts for groups of three, four, five, and more; or suites such as the Royal Loft Suite and Ultimate Family Suite, plus an all-new category – the Solarium Suites.

Artist rendering of Royal Caribbean's Utopia of the Seas
Image courtesy Royal Caribbean International

If you want to sail on board Royal Carbbean’s Utopia of the Seas, we recommend MEI Travel for a free, no obligation quote and free help throughout your trip.

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