5 Best Pizzas on Cruise Ships

While some lines throw in pizza as an afterthought, these lines go the extra mile. - Photo by Carnival Cruise Lines

Sure, nearly every cruise ship serves pizza, but that doesn’t mean it’s all created equal. When you want hot-from-the-oven pies with fresh toppings and tender dough, we suggest making a beeline to one of these five onboard eateries for the best pizza you can get at sea.

1. Alfredo’s Pizzeria

Princess Cruises

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Hand-stretched dough, homemade tomato sauce, and fresh buffalo mozzarella are just some of the reasons Alfredo’s is so popular with cruisers. Located off the Piazza, this open-kitchen, sit-down pizza parlor lets you watch your personal-sized pie being made right in front of you. Choose from five varieties, including the Tarantina (topped with mussels, bay shrimp, roasted garlic, capers, basil, and oregano) or the signature Grand Princess (with cherry tomatoes, Parma ham, and shaved Parmesan).

Price: Pizza is complimentary; wine and beer are extra. 

Available on: Grand PrincessSapphire PrincessRegal Princess, and Royal Princess

2. Pool Bar & Grill

Silversea Cruises

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This casual lunch spot bakes homemade pizzas poolside using a secret tomato sauce recipe created specifically for Silversea when the company began 20 years ago. You can order a custom pie or try one from the menu. If you want to try something different, the Pizza Quattro Stagioni comes topped with artichokes, mushrooms, prosciutto, and Cerignola olives.

Price: Complimentary 

Available on: All Silversea Cruises ships

3. Palo

Disney Cruise Line

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For a more upscale pizza than you would expect on a ship that caters to kids, try the pies at Palo during the sea day brunch. You can order a half-and-half pizza and sample more than one variety, including the goat cheese with sun dried tomato or the spicy sausage pizza. Just need a quick snack on the go? Head to Deck 9 midship for a slice. This open-air eatery makes many types: Hawaiian, barbecue chicken, pepperoni, vegetable, and margherita, which is made with fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese with house-made sauce.

Price: Brunch at Palo is $30 per person; Pinocchio’s Pizzeria is complimentary. 

Available on: All Disney Cruise Line ships

4. Pizzeria del Capitano

Carnival Cruise Lines

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You’ll find this pizza joint right in the middle of the action in the Lido Marketplace or on the aft pool deck. Pies are topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and basil, and other toppings — including hand-carved, sliced-to-order prosciutto — before they go into the brick oven to cook. Pizzeria del Capitano is open 24 hours, so you can get your fix day or night.

Price: Complimentary

Available on: Carnival Sunshine, Dream, Magic, Vista, Radiance, Horizon, Sunrise, and Panorama. 

5. La Cucina

Norwegian Cruise Line

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Specialty Italian restaurant La Cucina features brick oven pizzas made from scratch. (On Norwegian Sky, the pizza joint is called Il Adagio, but they serve the same pies.) Toppings range from classic Italian sausage to less traditional options like Bolognese sauce.

Price: a la carte

Available on: All Norwegian Cruise Line ships

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What’s your favorite pizza at sea?

2 Comments

Posted by christhecruiser

I agree with Alfredo's being #1. I had it aboard Regal Princess and it was very good. Lots of varieties.

Posted by FredCFL

I can't believe that MSC Divina's La Cantina de Bacco is not included. It compares to what we had in Naples and Sorrento, maybe even better.

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