Pizza on Princess has gotten really bad

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They are trying to move us to a pay for everything extra . If you want something decent you pay extra.
Some are falling for it!
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Originally posted by PoohUnderstands
Ok, here comes Miss Snippy. Cruise Critic has given me so much information over the years and I love the ability to chat with you all. But I see a thread like this......... is it just that someone is bored or feeling whimsical? I mean, really, pizza good or bad on a cruise? I mean I have been on many cruises now and literally not once have I used up my calories allowed(a lot!) on a piece of pizza and I eat pizza at home a lot. There is so much to enjoy and learn and do on a cruise that this just seems a little much. Are there really that many people that eating pizza on a cruise is one of their high points?

Again, I have been up all night with a sick grandchild so that may be MY problem right now. But then you ask, here I am reading about the bad/good pizza thread so what does that say about me!??!!!! Grin.



Whatever, I hope those that really do enjoy pizza get on a Princess ship where it is good!!! For me I will never know. Well, may have to take that back in that I will be going on the Royal for the first time in March and will probably try Alfredo's - but order something besides pizza! Grin.

Have a great day all.

Pooh

No offense intended - but when I go on a cruise (or hell, ANY vacation) the last thing in the world I worry about are "calories"

Hell, I've paid for that food - I intend to eat it!!
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We try the pizza every cruise and we aren't fans of it.
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Originally posted by Vacationdreamer<><
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Sad to say the Mexican pizza was hideous - one bite was all I could do.
The pepperoni was slightly better, but I didn’t finished that one either.
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Seriously? Mexican Pizza? Are you kidding? What’s that?
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I had the pizza on the Emerald in January and I didn't think there was anything wrong with it at all.
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Originally posted by Kingofcool1947
Seriously? Mexican Pizza? Are you kidding? What’s that?




I love pizza.
I love Mexican.
This was a weird concoction.
Giant chunks of sausage but no other real taste.



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Originally posted by Vacationdreamer<><

I love pizza.
I love Mexican.
This was a weird concoction.
Giant chunks of sausage but no other real taste.

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Perhaps if they actually put some sauce on the stuff it might have more flavor. They seem to use very little sauce and what they do use is flavorless. Apparently they have never heard of using spices in pizza sauce.
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Sad to hear that it has changed across the line. We were on the Caribbean Princess and I thought the pizza was great. 9 months later on the Diamond Princess, it was basic cruise line cardboard pizza. I HOPED it was the difference between the ships and part of the world where we were cruising.
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Due to so many different opinions, I think it might be safe to say that the pizza varies greatly from ship to ship.


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Like so many things, we all have our particular tastes. Pizza is no different. Just because of threads like this, my sister and I tried the pizza on the Caribbean Princess this past week. Both of us liked it. It was nothing special, but nothing wrong with it. It was thin crust pizza with the greasy skim from using real cheese.

We ate anytime and always shared tables and had a few people complain about the food, but I saw nothing wrong with the quality. A few dishes throughout the week were not to my taste, but they weren't BAD - they were just different than I'm used to or prefer. Others were different and I liked them better than what I'm used to. That's part of the experience - getting perhaps a different flavour combination than I'm used to.

Complaining that food is "terrible" when it simply isn't to your taste is just completely self-centered. Lots of people like this "terrible" food.
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I came off the Crown Friday 1/12/18 and found the pizza really good. The margherita and pepperoni were daily choices and there was a third special of the day choice. All were solid. I especially liked the Nizzardo option with tuna filets and purple onion. Dough, sauce, cheese and toppings were all flavorful. I would recommend any without hesitation.
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Any word on the pizza currently on the Star?
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Off the Island Princess Tuesday... tried the pizza twice .. it was not good. No flavor and very skimpy on the toppings. Have not experienced this before... so might be ship specific 😩🍕
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Just got off the Grand today. IT REALLY IS THAT BAD. Last year on the Royal it was pretty good and I gladly partook more than once. This time the "cheese" had a weird creamy texture and just tasted nasty in general. I thought Alfredo's would be better, but such was not the case. Truly vile!!!
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Originally posted by elycelynne
Just got off the Grand today. IT REALLY IS THAT BAD. Last year on the Royal it was pretty good and I gladly partook more than once. This time the "cheese" had a weird creamy texture and just tasted nasty in general. I thought Alfredo's would be better, but such was not the case. Truly vile!!!
We LOVE Alfredo's pizza. Truly food is all subjective.
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Originally posted by dickinson
We LOVE Alfredo's pizza. Truly food is all subjective.
The problem with the pizza is it seems to be a negative work in progress. So while Alfredo's pizza might have been great on your last Princess cruise...it has possibly now changed over to the crappy cheese they recently started using in the pool deck venue. On our Dec Regal cruise we also thought Alfredos was fine....but wondered how long until it was downgraded to what we experienced upstairs. I will not even repeat what one of staff at Alfredo's (who has also worked at the other pizza venue) told us....but it was not complementary to Princess. Suffice it to say that the staff tries to do the best they can....with the available products. When the product changes, its the poor staff that has to hear all the complaints.

Hank
P.S. We pray that somebody at Princess has read this blog....and will make a decision to use their previous cheese product. We have an upcoming long cruise on the Golden...and would really hope to experience the quality Princess pizza we have enjoyed since Sitmar days.
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I guess my question would be, how does the pizza compare to any "local" chain (don't want to give free advertising here) - I mean, I've eaten some REALLY bad pizza in my day - from New York to Florida to California - and all points in between, so I am not surprised when I get a bad slice.....
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Originally posted by Hlitner
The problem with the pizza is it seems to be a negative work in progress. So while Alfredo's pizza might have been great on your last Princess cruise...it has possibly now changed over to the crappy cheese they recently started using in the pool deck venue. On our Dec Regal cruise we also thought Alfredos was fine....but wondered how long until it was downgraded to what we experienced upstairs. I will not even repeat what one of staff at Alfredo's (who has also worked at the other pizza venue) told us....but it was not complementary to Princess. Suffice it to say that the staff tries to do the best they can....with the available products. When the product changes, its the poor staff that has to hear all the complaints.

Hank
P.S. We pray that somebody at Princess has read this blog....and will make a decision to use their previous cheese product. We have an upcoming long cruise on the Golden...and would really hope to experience the quality Princess pizza we have enjoyed since Sitmar days.
My last cruise was over New Years on the Royal. Don't know if they changed anything yet in Alfredo's but I enjoyed my vegetarian pizza. Going on her again in just over a year and will be disappointed if their pizza is bad. Princess.... are you listening to all of us?
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