Everything You Need to Know About the Utopia Carnival Cruise and Festival

August 21, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About the Utopia Carnival Cruise and Festival

The Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Ship

With high demand for the Utopia Carnival Cruise & Festival following the announcement of Burna Boy and the overall UCCF plan on Friday, a document that provides an overview of the groundbreaking cruise and festival event has been published.

Overview: Embark on a unique journey with the Utopia Carnival Cruise & Festival, a one-of-a-kind cruise and festival experience that takes you right into the heart of Caribbean Carnival seasons. Be prepared for nonstop entertainment, top-tier artists, and the beauty of the Caribbean.


  • Departure: Set sail from Port of Miami at the brand new Norwegian Cruise Line Pier, aboard the Breakaway Cruise Ship on April 28, 2024.
  • Destinations: Quick stop in Punta Cana before anchoring at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands on May 1, 2024.
  • Return: The ship departs from St. Thomas on May 5, 2024, and docks back in Miami on May 8, 2024.

Onboard Entertainment: The journey to St. Thomas promises nonstop entertainment. Highlights include:

  • Sail to St. Thomas All White Glow Party: A late-night party to kickstart the festivities.
  • Wet Me Down Pool Fete: Sun, pool, and fun.
  • Global Citizen: Cosplay EDM Carnival: Dress as your favorite global character for a chance to win $1,000.
  • Ship Loot: An exciting treasure hunt with a pirate theme.
  • You, too, Young: Dive into nostalgia with this 80s/90s throwback party.

And for the return journey:

  • The bottom of de Ship Carnival Costume Fete: Don your best carnival attire and get ready for a party at sea.
  • Calm Me Down | The Ocean Breeze Reggae Jamfest: Ease into the Miami vibe with reggae beats.

Events on Land in St. Thomas, USVI:

  • Dock Deeds: Utopia’s premier all-inclusive festival, showcasing the best of USVI’s culinary delights with renowned DJ Puffy.
  • Fete Like a Beach: Experience paradise at a yet-to-be-revealed beach location for a foam-filled, high-energy beach party featuring R. City and more.
  • Dancehall Dynasty: A music festival headlined by Spice and Monea, with many more artists yet to be announced.
  • Utopia: The Unity Festival: The climax of the festival, featuring Burna Boy, Morgan Heritage, DJ Puffy, and more.

Booking Details:

  • Event Tickets: All ship-based and land-based events comes complimentary as part of your cabin booking.
  • Food & Beverages: Package includes food and non-alcoholic beverages, with exceptions at specialty outlets.
  • Ticket Purchase for Land Events: Utopia Carnival Cruise & Festival Events
  • Utopia Carnival Cruise & Festival Website: For cabin details, videos, booking, and more, visit UtopiaCCF
  • Cost Competitiveness: Experience a 10-day cruise for the price of a 4-day cruise elsewhere.
  • Payment Options: Flexible payment options are available, including the Uplift program, which offers bite-sized installments.

Planning Your Utopia Carnival Cruise & Festival Vacation:

The Utopia Carnival Cruise embarks on its thrilling ten-day voyage on Sunday, April 28. Here’s a strategic tip for those planning their time off: Since the cruise begins on the weekend, and if weekends are your usual off days, consider scheduling an 8-day vacation leave starting from Monday, April 29. This allows you to utilize the preceding weekend to make your way to Miami and be on board by April 28. In doing so, you’ll find that by the time our adventure concludes, and you’re back in Miami on the early morning of May 8, you’ve only used up those 8 working days. As for heading back home, we recommend making travel arrangements for the afternoon of May 8. This ensures Utopia Carnival cruisers have ample time to catch their flights without any rush.