1. Home
  2. Cruise Styles
  3. Gourmet Food Cruises
  4. 6 Best Pizza Shops on Cruise Ships

6 Best Pizza Shops on Cruise Ships

6 Best Pizza Shops on Cruise Ships (Photo: TMON/Shutterstock.com)
6 Best Pizza Shops on Cruise Ships (Photo: TMON/Shutterstock.com)

Find a Cruise

By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Let's face it: Pizza is one of the most loved foods in existence. It's versatile, it doesn't take a long time to prepare, it's easy to eat on the go and you can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or middle-of-the-night snacking. Although it's difficult to make truly bad pizza, it's equally hard to make it stand out. Some cruise lines have managed to nail it, however. Below is our list of the best pizza at sea.

Updated October 10, 2019

1. Alfredo's Pizzeria on Princess Cruises

Alfredo's Pizzeria onboard Regal Princess
Alfredo's -- an Italian-style venue that's done up in wood and marble and found aboard Grand Princess, Sapphire Princess, Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Majestic Princess and Sky Princess -- is a fan favorite on Cruise Critic's message boards when it comes to cruise ship pizza shops. Opt for personal pizzas or brick oven-style thin crust with your choice of a plethora of toppings. Best of all, it's free. A few other ships, including Coral Princess and Island Princess, also have an outpost of Alfredo's inside the line's signature Italian restaurant, Sabatini's, which serves pizza during lunch hours.

2. Eataly on MSC Cruises

Princess Cruises' Horizon Court buffet on Regal Princess
Through its partnership with famed Italian restaurant and slow food pioneer Eataly, MSC Cruises' MSC Divina and MSC Preziosa are able to offer some of the best pizza we've ever tasted. Several varieties are available -- including margherita, vegetarian and white pizza with ham -- and only the highest-quality ingredients are used, making the added charge ($8 and up, depending on toppings) worth every penny. (It's still less than what you'd pay for a pizza ashore.) MSC ships also serve noteworthy (and complimentary) pies at a pizza station in the buffet. Note: MSC Meraviglia has an Eataly restaurant onboard, but it does not have a pizza kitchen.

3. Sorrento's Pizza on Royal Caribbean

Sorrento's Pizza onboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas
Found on Royal Caribbean's Freedom-, Oasis- and Quantum-class ships, as well as Majesty of the Seas, Sorrento's offers complimentary sweets and Italian fare, including pizza. The line bills the venue as offering "a Caribbean twist on New York-style pizza." Options change periodically and include chorizo and Hawaiian varieties. Best of all, Sorrento's is centrally located along the Promenade, so you're never far from cheesy goodness.

4. Pizza Pirate and Pizzeria del Capitano on Carnival Cruise Line

Pizzeria del Capitano onboard Carnival
In terms of cruise pizza, Carnival's got it right, offering it 24 hours a day on all of its ships. Visit Pizzeria del Capitano (on Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Sunrise, Carnival Magic, Carnival Dream, Carnival Vista, Carnival Horizon and Carnival Panorama) or Pizza Pirate, on all other ships, for no-charge slices good enough to make anyone's mouth water. Choices include margherita, pepperoni, funghi (mushroom) and prosciutto.

5. New York Pizza on Holland America Line

Waiter at New York Pizza on Nieuw Amsterdam
Sitting poolside and don't feel like venturing too far to grab some pizza? Enjoy a standard plain or pepperoni slice -- or indulge in a New York-themed specialty pie, such as the Tribeca (roasted chicken, red onion, cilantro, barbecue sauce and smoked mozzarella) or Wall Street (prosciutto, arugula, extra-virgin olive oil, white sauce, gorgonzola and mozzarella). You can even build your own, choosing from a variety of sauces, meats, veggies and extras. Found on most ships, New York Pizza (New York Pizza & Deli on Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam) is located by the pool area so you won't have to interrupt your sunbathing. Even better: The pizza is free.

6. Spaccanapoli on Silversea Cruises

Close up of Spaccanapoli pizza on Silversea Cruises
Named after a street in Naples, Italy, renowned for its pizzerias, luxury line Silversea's Spaccanapoli restaurant arguably is the closest you can get to "the real thing" aboard a ship. The restaurant, which overlooks the pool area on Silver Muse and Silver Spirit (and soon on Silver Moon), serves fresh pizza at lunchtime and dinner -- complete with table service. Diners can choose from calzones and pizza in a variety of flavors, such as diavola (with spicy salami) or bufalina (with buffalo mozzarella and basil). Spaccanapoli is included in the cruise fare.

Find a Cruise

By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Popular on Cruise Critic

How to Find the Best Cruise Bargains in 2020
It's a new year -- in a new decade -- with vacation time to use and cruises to plan. To uncover the best ways to land a cruise bargain in 2020, we spoke to travel agent experts to learn what's hot and where the price is right. What we found is that cheap cruise deals are plentiful, even in the most popular destinations, but getting on the right ship to the right destination might mean taking quick action. We've narrowed down the who, what, where and when of finding the best cruise deals in 2020 so you can spend more time enjoying the seas for less money.
7 Places to Cruise Without a Passport
You've decided you want a vacation, but there's a problem -- you don't have a passport. Maybe you've never had the time, money or desire to travel abroad previously, or perhaps your old passport has expired. Whatever the reason, you still have choices. One option is to take a closed-loop cruise -- a round-trip sailing that leaves from and returns to the same U.S. port. For that, you need only a birth certificate and a driver's license (or other acceptable, government-issued photo ID). You can't cruise just anywhere on a closed-loop sailing, but the choices are more interesting than you might expect. Below, we've compiled a list of seven places to visit without a passport, from scenic Alaska to the beachy Caribbean.

Find a Cruise

By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.