A new adventure has begun: Construction on the sixth ship in Royal Caribbean International’s revolutionary Oasis Class is now underway in Saint-Nazaire, France on our all-new Oasis Class ship, Utopia of the Seas! The steel-cutting ceremony that took place in the Chantiers de l‘Atlantique shipyard. Come spring 2024, the first Oasis Class ship powered by LNG (liquefied natural gas) will be a bold evolution of the class of ships that changed the industry more than a decade ago. At the ceremony, Utopia’s first piece of steel was cut to mark the start of the 30-month journey that is the construction process.
“We are excited to begin construction on Utopia of the Seas,” said Michael Bayley. “On the sixth Oasis Class ship, vacationers can look forward to the signature combination of Royal Caribbean experiences and many brand-new adventures that has and will continue to make the Oasis class of ships the ultimate vacation for guests of all ages.”
Our game-changing Oasis Class redefined cruising with the introduction of Oasis of the Seas in 2009. Today, these ships are known as the ultimate vacations for families and travelers of all ages. With the recent debut of Wonder of the Seas, the renowned class continues to push what is possible with innovations across every aspect of the cruise experience – from unparalleled thrills to original entertainment, and now a transition to cleaner energy.