Princess Cruises Partners With Champion Pizza Chef For 5 New Pizzas Onboard

Princess Cruises has announced a new partnership with a champion pizza chef to bring five new pizzas to its ships.

princess cruises pizza chef tony gemignani

Princess Cruises has announced a new celebrity chef collaboration with Pizza Chef Tony Gemignani, the 13-time World Pizza Champion and undisputed greatest pizza maker in modern history.

Chef Gemignani has created five unique pizzas for Princess, each with an exciting blend of flavors and premium ingredients from Soppressata sausage and hot honey to gorgonzola and sweet fig preserve, further enhancing the line’s position as offering the best pizza at sea.

Chef Gemignani’s artisan, hand-crafted pizzas will initially debut at Alfredo’s aboard Sun Princess, with plans to extend to the rest of the fleet this summer. Princess chefs received specialized training under the guidance of Chef Gemignani from his acclaimed Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco, ensuring they can masterfully replicate his original pizzas at sea.

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(Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises)

To mark the new collaboration, Princess will attempt to set a Guinness World Records title on July 12th for the largest pizza party at multiple venues with fresh-from-the-oven pizza prepared by the line’s master chefs, including new selections from Chef Gemignani.

Chef Gemignani is the most decorated pizzaiolo in American history, an award-winning chef, restaurateur, master instructor, philanthropist, founder of Slice House by Tony Gemignani, and author of PIZZA, The Pizza Bible and The Pursuit of Pizza.

Born and raised in northern California, he opened his first restaurant in San Francisco in 2009, offering several styles of pizzas including Classic American, Italian, Sicilian, and Neapolitan pizzas made with artisan flours, an array of authentic sauces, and seasonal ingredients that are finished in seven different, regionally-specific ovens. The restaurant was met with immediate success and was named the best pizzeria by USA Today and the top pizza restaurant by the Travel Channel.

“Princess is about delivering great experiences and there is no more important element than Pizza. While Princess has long been known for having the best pizza at sea, we decided to take it up an entirely new level with legendary Tony Gemignani,” said John Padgett, Princess President. “Tony is the ‘GOAT’ with unparalleled world championships, expertise and passion for crafting the perfect pizza.”

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Sun Princess

The new Chef Gemignani-designed pizzas will take center stage at Alfredo’s and Gigi’s specialty pizzerias, sit-down venues that offer a menu of freshly-prepared, individual-sized pizzas, salads, wine, beer, and more. The pizzas will also be available at the complimentary Slice locations found on the lido deck of Princess ships.

“Princess is the original Love Boat and its magnificent ships are known to all the world,” said Gemignani. “Bringing my original recipe hand-crafted pizzas inspired by the destinations Princess visits to the world-class line up of culinary offerings onboard its ships is not only exciting but an honor.”


Are you excited about new pizzas available on Princess Cruises’ ships? Do you agree with Princess (and the majority of cruisers) that the line has the best pizza at sea? Drop us an anchor below and share your thoughts!

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015, and in that time has taken a dozen cruises and counting. Her favorite onboard activities include trying the casual dining options, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.
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