A simple circle of dough unleashes infinite possibilities for flavor.
Pizza is a favorite food of the masses. Whether you like a simple cheese and pepperoni combo, a classic pizza margherita or some creative concoction or meats, cheeses and veggies, there is nothing better than a hot slice to satisfy you when hunger strikes during your cruise vacation.
We’ve done our research — bite by bite and slice by slice — to break down the best of the best when it comes to the top cruise ship pizza joints. Check out our list of where to find the prized pies and why they stand out.
MSC Cruises La Cantina di Bacco on MSC Divina
Miami-based MSC Divina features a fabulous pizza restaurant, La Cantina di Bacco, located adjacent to the ship’s Eataly Steakhouse venue.
At La Cantina di Bacco, you can enjoy a feel of Old World Italy with tapas like salamis, cheeses and olives at a lively bar area stocked with a range of beers and wines. But the highlight is the fresh-made thin-crust pizza cooked in a brick oven. The menu offers choices like basic marinara to pizzas loaded with toppings like buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, four cheeses and salami.
Grab a group of friends to try the meter of pizza and meter of beer for a festive lunch (fee). The deal pairs a selection of beers with a party-size pizza.
Princess Cruises’ Alfredo’s Pizzeria
This casual eatery is located on Regal Princess, Royal Princess and Sky Princess as full restaurants with extensive menus offering the signature pizzas as well as salads. pastas and other items.
The restaurant is named for Princess Cruises’ master chef Alfredo Marzi, and the venue was voted “Best Pizza at Sea” by USA TODAY. The open kitchen design allows you to watch your pizza being made to order — hand tossed and topped with tasty ingredients.
The thin-crust pizzas are delicious, and varieties include Pizza Hawaiiana (with ham, pineapple and Monterey Jack cheese), Pizza Tarantina (bay shrimp, mussels, capers and mozzarella) and Pizza Capriccioso (artichoke, black olives, mushrooms, ham and basil).
Silversea Cruises’ Spaccanapoli
This incredible dining experience on Silver Muse, Silver Spirit and Silver Moon (coming in 2020) features pizzas made with fresh ingredients that reflect the true Italian heritage of pizza. The casual eatery offers a relaxed atmosphere next to the pool deck, and cruisers will love the authentic flavors of this Neapolitan-style pizza.
The restaurant’s name, Spaccanapoli, is the same as the famed street in the heart of the old historic city center of Naples where travelers arrive in droves to enjoy meals at the world’s oldest pizzerias — places where the food became famous. On Silversea, Spaccanapoli serves up delicious pizzas the way the Neapolitans meant them to be: on thin crust with a limited number of fresh ingredients and piping hot out of the oven.
Holland America Line’s New York Deli & Pizza
Holland America’s newest ships Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam offer this restaurant that overlooks the lido deck and is a great spot for al fresco lunches or even quick dinners. The eatery offers New York-themed varieties, like the Tribeca (smoked mozzarella, roasted chicken, red onion and barbecue sauce) and the Bronx (spicy capicola, pepperoni, smoked ham and sweet Italian sausage). You can also build your own pie.
The menu also includes deli sandwiches like corned beef, pastrami and a turkey reuben.
Carnival Cruise Line’s Pizzeria Del Capitano
Cruisers can get fresh pizza made to order 24 hours a day at Pizzeria Del Capitano on Carnival cruise ships. Come by for a slice or two or order a full pizza to enjoy at the al fresco seating areas or anywhere on the ship.
Varieties include cheese, pepperoni, margherita or mushroom, all prepared by cooks who hand toss the dough and prepare the pizzas in minutes as you watch.
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