Following through on a commitment to increase cruise tourism to The Bahamas, Royal Caribbean International has announced that its newest Oasis-class ship, Utopia of the Seas, will be dedicated to visiting the country.
When the ship makes her debut in July 2024, Utopia of the Seas will visit Nassau twice weekly bringing more than 15,000 guests per week, totaling more than 300,000 in 2024 and 750,000 additional guests in 2025.
By that time, the total number of Royal Caribbean visitors to Nassau to over 2 million annually, and many more in total to The Bahamas.
Utopia of the Seas will offer the ultimate 3-night weekend and 4-night weekday getaways from Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida, with visits to Nassau and Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay, the “Best Private Island” for three years running.*
When the ship arrives in The Bahamas on her inaugural voyage, Royal Caribbean’s first Bahamian female 1st Officer, Ivanna Seymour, will be on the Bridge team navigating the waters of her home country.
Bahamian Philip Simon, recently appointed as President of the Royal Beach Club and General Manager of Royal Caribbean International Bahamas, and responsible for spearheading continued growth in The Bahamas, said: “As a Bahamian, I am excited that we, at Royal Caribbean, have made the decision to dedicate our newest innovative ship to my country. This demonstrates our strong commitment to tourism growth in Nassau and The Bahamas.”