Princess Cruises Partners with World Pizza Champion Chef Tony Gemignani

Tony Gemignani

Princess Cruises announced a culinary collaboration with the 13-time World Pizza Champion Chef Tony Gemignani, according to a press release.

Chef Gemignani has created five unique pizzas for Princess, each featuring a variety of flavors and ingredients, from Soppressata sausage and hot honey to Gorgonzola and sweet fig preserve.

Chef Gemignani’s pizzas will debut at Alfredo’s onboard the new Sun Princess, with plans to expand to the entire fleet by summer. 

Princess chefs underwent specialized training at Chef Gemignani’s Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco to ensure they can expertly replicate his original pizzas at sea.

“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 Cruises president. “Tony is the ‘GOAT’ with unparalleled world championships, expertise and passion for crafting the perfect pizza.”

To celebrate the collaboration,  the cruise line will attempt to set a Guinness World Records title on July 12 for the Largest Pizza Party at multiple venues. The event will feature pizzas prepared by the line’s master chefs, including new selections from Chef Gemignani.

“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.”

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