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A 13-time world champion pizza chef has joined forces with a leading cruise line to create the best pizza at sea.

Princess Cruises has signed a deal with Tony Gemignani, the undisputed greatest pizza maker in modern history.

Chef Gemignani has created five unique pizzas for Princess, each with an exciting blend of savory flavours and premium ingredients from Soppressata sausage and hot honey to Gorgonzola and sweet fig preserve.

The artisan, hand-crafted pizzas will initially debut at Alfredo’s onboard the new Sun Princess, with plans to extend to the rest of the fleet through the year.

Princess chefs received specialised training under the guidance of Chef Gemignani from his acclaimed Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco ensuring they can masterfully replicate his original, hand-crafted pizzas at sea.

To mark the new collaboration, Princess will attempt to set a world record on July 12 for ‘Largest Pizza Party’ at multiple venues featuring the new range.

Born and raised in Northern California, Chef Gemignani opened his first restaurant in San Francisco in 2009 offering several styles of pizzas including Classic American, Italian, Sicilian and Neapolitan.

“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 honour,” said Chef Gemignani.

His pizzas are made with artisan flours, an array of authentic sauces and seasonal ingredients and are finished in seven different, regionally specific ovens.

“Tony is the ‘GOAT’ with unparalleled world championships, expertise and passion for crafting the perfect pizza,” said John Padgett, Princess President.