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Royal Caribbean Utopia Of The Seas Undergoes Sea Trials

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Royal Caribbean International’s Utopia of the Seas is almost ready for its debut with a five-day sea trial in the open sea.

The milestone took place just 10 weeks ahead of the new ship’s homecoming party and official introduction in Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida, in July 2024.

More than 900 experts, specialists across areas like naval architecture, engineering, navigation and design, are on Utopia to make sure it’s ready for smooth sailing, said Royal Caribbean.

The cruise line also said that the teams are carrying 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 covered more than 1,000 miles during the five-day trial, and once complete, it will be all systems go for the final phase of construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.

Starting July 19, Utopia will welcome cruisers to make more memories on short getaways as the first Oasis Class ship to debut with 3-night weekend and 4-night weekday cruises.

Friends and families can celebrate just getting away, or any occasion, with a lineup of firsts and signature experiences.

Guests can look forward to:

  • More than 40 ways to dine, drink and party, including Royal Railway, a first-of-its-kind immersive train car dining experience.
  • More pools than the days to count, thrills like the longest dry slide at sea; and show-stopping entertainment across air, ice, water and stage.

The party also extends from ship to shore on Royal Caribbean’s award-winning private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas.

With the island’s 14 waterslides, the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean and The Bahamas, the newly opened adults-only oasisHideaway Beach, that features a private beach, pools and spots for drinks and bites, exclusive cabanas and live music; and more, Utopia’s combination of adventures at sea and on land will redefine short getaways for years to come.

More details on Utopia are available on Royal Caribbean’s website.

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