Royal Caribbean takes delivery of Utopia of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International has taken delivery of Utopia of the Seas.

The line held a ceremony to welcome the 5,668-passenger vessel into its fleet at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France on June 14.

Utopia of the Seas will now reposition to the United States before it departs on its maiden voyage from Port Canaveral in Florida on July 19.

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The latest ship in the line’s Oasis class will operate a series of three and four-night itineraries, all of which will call at Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in the Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Royal Caribbean Group president and chief executive Jason Liberty said: “Taking delivery of Utopia of the Seas is an incredibly important milestone as it marks yet another evolution of our game-changing ships and our mission to create the best vacation experiences responsibly.

“From the ultimate multigenerational vacation on this year’s earlier debut of Icon of the Seas to now the ultimate weekend getaway on Utopia of the Seas, we are laser focused on delivering a variety of vacation options and priceless memories for our guests.”

Michael Bayley, president and chief executive of Royal Caribbean International, added: “With the delivery of Utopia of the Seas, we have the keys to the ultimate weekend. This is the short vacation that packs every way to make amazing memories in a three-night weekend of four-night weekday getaway.

“Vacationers want every minute to be a minute well spent and the unmatched combination of Utopia and Perfect Day at CocoCay will deliver that. We are proud and excited to soon debut Utopia in a big way.”

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