Cruise lines continue to offer more options for cruisers with new restaurants and eateries being added to their cruise ships. The latest addition? Carnival Cruise Line is adding the first restaurant at sea created by NBA Hall of Famer, Shaquille O’Neal.
This new dining venue Big Chicken will open when Carnival Cruise Line gives one of their cruise ships a massive $200 million transformation in 2020. Carnival Victory will be transformed into Carnival Radiance and the Big Chicken menu will feature a mouth-watering variety of fried chicken sandwiches and fries, with flavors to match Shaq’s larger than life personality.
Big Chicken will come at no extra charge to cruisers and will be located aft on Lido Deck. The restaurant will tantalize vacationers’ taste buds with a delectable array of fried chicken favorites, all developed and taste-tested by Shaq himself based on his own recipes.
A variety of fried chicken sandwiches will be featured, with playful monikers inspired by Shaq’s litany of clever nicknames for himself, along with his own take on traditional sides.
Breakfast will be offered as well with choices like chicken and egg biscuits that serve as the perfect morning accompaniment. Service is a breeze, with patrons placing their order at the counter and picking up their items right away – no waiting and best of all, it’s free.
Big Chicken is among the many new culinary and beverage offerings that will be available on Carnival Radiance when it debuts in 2020. Other outlets include Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse developed by Food Network star and longtime partner Guy Fieri, a classic American steakhouse called Fahrenheit 555, the Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant, and the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub.
An expansive new WaterWorks aqua park featuring the new AquaTunnel slide as well as a SportSquare open-air recreation complex with a suspended ropes course will be added, as well. All of the cruise ship’s staterooms will be renovated with a tropical color palette and striking new décor.