Presenting the World's Greatest Weekend: Royal Caribbean Reveals Utopia of the Seas

The new Oasis Class ship will be the first of its kind to debut with 3-night weekend and 4-night weekday getaways, with more ways to enjoy, eat and celebrate, all in one voyage

(Source: Royal Caribbean)

In the summer of 2024, vacationers will be able to celebrate the best weekend in the best possible way. Royal Caribbean International has revealed the ultimate 3-night weekend and 4-night midweek getaway, Utopia of the Seas. As the newest first ship in the Oasis Class offering short breaks when it debuts, the next big thing in vacation sets the perfect stage for making more memories than ever on a short trip. 

Utopia will begin sailing in July 2024 from Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida, with an unmatched combination of weekend energy with more than 40 bars and restaurants , more pools than days to enjoy them, alternatives to experience strong emotions and to relax, and even more on Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean's private island in the Bahamas – including Hideaway Beach, the new adults-only beach opening in early 2024.

The flagship adventures of the newest Oasis Class ship will debut with short getaways offering both new and reinvented experiences, such as a new Caribbean tiki bar, a one-of-a-kind immersive dining experience, the newest, best – and most long – of the sea; newly designed resort-style pools, and much more. Reservations for Utopia can now be made on the Royal Caribbean website from Friday, June 23. Members of the Crown & Anchor Society loyalty club can book from Thursday 22 June.

“Vacationers look to enjoy every moment celebrating and recharging with friends and family, and Utopia of the Seas makes that possible in more ways than one,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. “With the wide range of restaurants, bars, pools, entertainment and emotions that make the Oasis Class ships a revolution and the possibility of continuing to enjoy the experiences offered by our private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay, we have combined the best of the best to create the best weekend in the world for everyone”

Utopia is the top getaway for friends, families and groups who want to celebrate any special occasion. Each person can create their own weekend energy with their selection of different types of pools and beaches, flavors from around the world, nightlife and entertainment. Pool days for any mood Whether spending the day at the pool or on the beach, both can be done in the best getaway. Complete with the pools and white sand beaches of Perfect Day at CocoCay, the vibes at Utopia's five pools range from lively to calm. 

Resort-style pools and incline pools with beach entry – Three pools and three Lime & Coconut bars are located in the center of the action. Everyone can enjoy the high-speed water slides at The Perfect Storm, while toddlers enjoy Splashaway Bay; They can also relax, sunbathe and be entertained by live island music; and enjoy snacks nearby like the new poolside food truck with grab-and-go favorites; Mexican-inspired street food and drinks at El Loco Fresh and Cantina Fresca. 

Solarium – In this tranquil retreat space, adults can recharge in their own pool and hot tub, where they will also find a bar, lounge chairs, panoramic ocean views and the Solarium Bistro. • Sun Deck Suite – Tucked away in the exclusive Suite Neighborhood, the pool offers a panoramic view of the ocean in this private oasis with lounge chairs, umbrellas and more. 

To continue creating memories beyond, guests can dry off by immersing themselves in unprecedented emotions in every corner of the ship. From the most adrenaline-pumping Ultimate Abyss yet, now 79 metres, up 13 metres, and with new sliders and transparent racing windows, to the 10-story high zipline; the exclusive FlowRider surf simulator; mini golf at AquaDunes; and Utopia Playscape for toddlers, there are adventures for everyone in the group. A trip around the world of flavors With more than 20 gastronomic options, every type of person can offer themselves a trip around the world for their palate while hopping from island to island in the Bahamas. 

Immersive dining experience : Combining multiple dishes, technologies and different destinations and stories, the unique new experience to be revealed later is a journey for all the senses.

Izumi and Izumi in the Park – Joining Royal Caribbean's flagship offering at its new Central Park location is a new pop-up serving fresh sushi and Japanese-inspired sweets. Next door, Izumi Restaurant has reinvented itself by doubling the number of teppanyaki tables and adding outdoor dining tables. 

Giovanni's Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar – Now with two floors, the reinvented favorite and its menu of authentic Italian dishes, varietals and classic cocktails with a new twist extend to the new outdoor terrace, Gio's Terrazza, overlooking the exclusive Boardwalk. 

Other returning favorites include The Mason Jar Southern Restaurant & Bar, where country music accompanies southern flavors; Windjammer, offering hundreds of dishes and flavors for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, all inspired by Royal Caribbean's international chefs; Hooked Seafood; and Chops Grille, now connected to the signature bar Trellis Bar. Celebrations for every occasion Going on a trip is always a good reason to celebrate. At any time, anywhere in Utopia, travelers are just steps away from entertainment and nightlife, with more than 20 different bars and entertainment venues, two casinos, live music venues and spectacular entertainment. 

Pesky Parrot – The new Caribbean bar is a laid-back piece of paradise on the Royal Promenade serving fruit-based cocktails made with rum, tequila and gin, along with frozen drinks and more. 

Casino Royale – Upping the ante are two casinos that feature over 370 arcade machines, nearly 30 table games and more. 

Live Music – It's all about finding the best music in the five music venues, ranging from Spotlight Karaoke to Latin music from Boleros, Music Hall to enjoy rock with the best cover bands at sea, Bell & Barley, the English pub with its guitarist singing live and the classic Schooner Bar piano bar.

Spectacular Entertainment – ​​Cruise line-produced shows take center stage across air, ice, water and the theater stage, including high jumps, rope balancing and acrobatics at the AquaTheater; ice skating montages in Studio B; and theater productions at the Royal Theater.

Utopia is the perfect getaway for everyone, even when it comes to the rooms you can choose from. In more than 20 accommodation types, groups of friends and family, large or small, can find their perfect fit in rooms with ocean views or neighborhoods such as the open-air Central Park and the lively Boardwalk; designs for three, four, five people and more; or suites such as Royal Loft Suite and Ultimate Family Suite, as well as a completely new category: Solarium Suites. The celebrations also extend from the ship to the shore. The latest in getaways allows you to enjoy twice as much with visits to Nassau in the Bahamas, and Royal Caribbean's Perfect Day at CocoCay, the “Best Private Island” for the last three years consecutively. 

Between the two island beaches and turquoise blue waters, and Perfect Day's 13 water slides, swim-up bar, pools, overwater cabanas and the soon-to-be-announced adults-only Hideaway Beach, the Guests will enjoy more than one memorable day at the beach. For adventurers who want to make unique memories, you can choose to get away on Utopia any Friday or Monday, or travel on any action-packed Royal Caribbean ship on 3- to 8-night sailings from Port Canaveral, including the new Wonder of the Seas. 

The ultimate in 3- and 4-night getaways will also make headlines when it debuts in July 2024 as the first Oasis Class ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the cleanest marine fuel. Utopia, later Icon of the Seas, will be the cruise line's second ship powered by LNG and will mark a new step forward in Royal Caribbean's decades-long commitment to the environment, combining LNG technology with other environmentally friendly initiatives such as connection to the shore-based electrical grid and waste heat recovery systems.

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