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Princess Cruises Partners With 13-Time World Pizza Champion

Princess Cruises has announced yet another celebrity partnership, 13-time World Pizza Champion and undisputed greatest pizza maker in modern history, Chef Tony Gemignani.

Chef Gemignani is an American award-winning chef, founder of Slice House by Tony Gemignani, master instructor and the most decorated pizzaiolo in American history. He is also the author of PIZZA, The Pizza Bible and The Pursuit of Pizza. His first restaurant, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, was opened in San Francisco in 2009. The restaurant was met with immediate success and was named the best pizzeria by USA Today and top pizza restaurant by the Travel Channel.

Chef Gemignani has curated five pizzas with “an exciting blend of savory flavors and premium ingredients from Soppressata sausage and hot honey to Gorgonzola and sweet fig preserve” just for Princess Cruises that will initially debut at Alfredo’s onboard Sun Princess and will arrive on the rest of the fleet later this summer. Princess chefs have received special training at Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco so they can replicate his work ensuring every guest has access to the Best Pizza at Sea as voted by USA Today. 

“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.”

Throughout his career, Chef Gemignani has been a two-time Food Network Gold Medalist, awarded 13 World Pizza Championships, opened more than 30 restaurants and set four Guinness World Records. Princess Cruises is hoping to set a Guinness World Record of their own when they attempt to hold the Largest Pizza Party at multiple venues on Friday, July 12, 2024. The “fresh-from-the-oven” pizzas will be prepared by the cruise line’s master chefs. 

“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.”

As Chef Gemignani’s pizzas debut across the fleet, guests will find them at Alfredo’s, Gigi’s specialty pizzerias, and the complimentary Slice locations found on the Lido.