9:30 a.m AEST -- Australians can look forward to four fresh restaurants from Carnival Cruise Line when its latest ship arrives this December.

Carnival Splendor will have the new Masala Tiger, Fahrenheit 555, Seafood Shack and Pizzeria del Capitano, as well as updated versions of restaurants that Aussies already know from Carnival Spirit and Legend.

Masala Tiger is a new Tandoori-style venue, which is located in the adults-only Serenity Retreat, also featuring a bar and the Carnival Deli. Free of charge and with a menu that changes daily, it will serve curries, chargrilled meats and veggies, and naan fresh from the oven.

Fahrenheit 555 is an upscale steakhouse where the beef is seared at the precise temperature of 555 degrees Fahrenheit. Found on some of the line's American ships, its is a romantic setting and has an additional charge.

Seafood Shack is a New England-style seaside spot, where passengers can enjoy a Lobster BLT, fish and chips or oysters at an additional charge.

Pizzeria del Capitano pays homage to the Italian heritage of many Carnival captains. This pizzeria, included in the fare, offers hand-made pizzas made with imported Italian flour, fresh mozzarella and toppings.

Other free favourites on Splendor will include Guy’s Burger Joint, the Lido buffet and the Main Dining Room.

“Delicious dining is a core part of every guest’s cruise holiday experience. While planning for Carnival Splendor’s entry into the Australian market; fresh, delicious and varied dining options was top of our list,” said Jennifer Vandekreeke, Vice President Carnival Cruise Line Australia.

“The arrival of Carnival Splendor will offer our Australian guests more dining experiences than ever before. The ship will be jam-packed with delicious international flavours tailored for the Australian market and local favourites. What’s not to love about tasty poolside burgers, mouth-watering steak cooked to your liking, hot fish and chips or fresh naan and tandoori skewers that burst with flavour?”

Splendor is set to become the newest and largest ship home ported year-round in Australia.