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Chantiers de l'Atlantique floats out Utopia of the Seas

Utopia of the Seas is floated out at Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire
Utopia of the Seas, the sixth Oasis-class ship and the first powered by LNG, tasted water for the first time over the weekend at Chantiers de l'Atlantique.

This brings Utopia closer to its July 2024 introduction.

46m gallons of water

The float-out took nearly 15 hours, beginning with filling the dry dock with more than 46m gallons of water overnight. Utopia was then moved into an outfitting dock for interior outfitting.

Since construction began in April 2022, Utopia of the Seas has taken shape with more than 74 blocks of steel. The ship will now begin to come to life as its features are installed, from the longest dry slide at sea, the 295-foot Ultimate Abyss, to a first-of-its-kind immersive train car dining experience. 

New features

The ship will have newly designed resort-style pools, a new Caribbean tiki bar dubbed the Pesky Parrot; a reimagined Izumi restaurant, now in Central Park, with a pick-up window for sushi and Japanese street food; and alfresco dining.

Utopia of the Seas is scheduled to operate three- and four-night Bahamas getaways from Port Canaveral. Every cruise will call at Nassau and Perfect Day at CocoCay, where the new adults-only Hideaway Beach is due to open this January.