After months of speculation, Royal Caribbean International have confirmed that their new cruise ship Anthem of the Seas will sail out of Southampton in 2015.

The 4,180-passenger vessel is sister ship to Quantum of the Seas, launching in November 2014, and will include the same innovative features like the North Star viewing pod that hangs 300ft above the sea, inspired by the London Eye.

Skydiving simulator RipCord by iFly will offer ocean views from inside a 23ft tall glass chamber; this will be located by the Flowrider surf simulator and rock climbing wall.

Multi-level venue Two70° will have 270 degree panoramic views of the sea with almost three decks of floor-to-ceiling windows.

The new ship will also feature SeaPlex, with bumper cars, roller skating, outdoor sports court and circus school with a flying trapeze.

Inside staterooms will include virtual balconies where real-time views of the sea and staterooms will be larger than rooms on Oasis-class ships.

This is the second Quantum-class ship to be launched by Royal Caribbean with an unnamed third new ship due in 2016.

Cruises for Anthem of the Seas will go on sale early 2014.

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