Review of Utopia Of The Seas deck 17 (Suite Class1)
On decks 17-18 spreads the ship's Suite Class Neighborhood. Utopia OTS is the second Oasis-Class vessel to have an eighth neighborhood (after Wonder OTS). The entire space is exclusive and dedicated to Suite passengers.
Social100 Patio is a teens-only sundeck (next to the waterslides) with shaded seating, games, selfie area, spa pool/hot tub, non-alcoholic bar. The access is from the Social100 Lounge (midship-portside on Deck 16).
Coastal Kitchen (capacity 135 seats) is a complimentary restaurant exclusively for Junior Suites and above guests, as well as for Pinnacle members. The cuisine is traditional Mediterranean and US Pacific Coastal and based on fresh food ingredients, including premium seafood and meat. Coastal Kitchen’s menu offers appetizers (Serrano ham, grilled prawn, antipasti, charcuterie plate, zucchini), entrees (ceviche, scallops, salmon, chicken breast, lamb, beef tenderloin, strip steak, pasta, vegetable plate, classic homemade pies), salads, flatbreads and desserts (cheesecake, cafe con leche, dark chocolate tiramisu, caramel pudding). The restaurant features floor-ceiling windows, comfortable seating, simple but elegant decor, smart casual dress-code. Coastal Kitchen also offers an extensive list of Italian and Californian wines (by the glass and bottle). The “suite restaurant” is open for Breakfast (7:30-9:30 am /Grand Suite cabins and higher only), Lunch (12-1:30 pm /Grand Suites and above) and Dinner (5:30-9:30 pm /Junior Suites and higher).
Suite Lounge (60+ seats) is an exclusive, Grand Suite and above guests-only indoor observation lounge. It has comfy furniture (chairs and tables), a stage for live performances, a self-service buffet, full-service bar (long, connecting to the suite restaurant Coastal Kitchen).
Midship are cruise suites from 1700 to 1780, all of which are in category GS (Grand Suite / 1-level accommodations). All suites on decks 17-18 are part of the ship's (RCI's first) "Suite Class Neighborhood". Exclusive amenities for these accommodations include keycard-access (to the elevators) and the Suite Sun Deck (on deck 18) fitted with a plunge pool, bar, sunbathing area (with deckchairs and loungers).