Pizza on Princess has gotten really bad

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Keep coming back to this thread hoping to hear that the pizza is good again. I always enjoy a couple slices on a cruise, particularly at Alfredo's.

Hope they change the cheese back. As another poster said, "Princess cannot be saving that much money doing this.
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Originally posted by RMMariner
Keep coming back to this thread hoping to hear that the pizza is good again. I always enjoy a couple slices on a cruise, particularly at Alfredo's.

Hope they change the cheese back. As another poster said, "Princess cannot be saving that much money doing this.
My cruise is still over 3 months away, so I am hoping they fix the pizza by then! I've always loved the Princess pizza and look forward to a slice during Sail Away. I will be really disappointed if it is as bad as everyone says!
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We sail in November and I hope that it is back to its deliciousness by then. It's been a few years since our last Princess cruise (we've done 5 RCCL in the meantime) and all I kept telling people on those cruises was that Princess pizza was much better.
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We disembarked from Caribbean Princess on April 1. We gave the pizza our "one chance" try that we give it on each cruise. The pizza did not disappoint as it was as bland and tasteless as we have come to expect. We each tried a piece (different types) and agreed that the pizza is still about as good as a cheap frozen pizza from the grocery store. Bleh...

We had thought we would try the new offerings at the pizza venue but they really didn't look very appetizing at all so, after the pizza trial, we didn't even try the other items. We like pizza and eat it fairly often - in fact I think we will likely have pizza for dinner tonight. We just wish we could get pizza with flavor onboard instead of stuff that tastes like cardboard and has almost no sauce.
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Originally posted by Thrak
We disembarked from Caribbean Princess on April 1. We gave the pizza our "one chance" try that we give it on each cruise. The pizza did not disappoint as it was as bland and tasteless as we have come to expect. We each tried a piece (different types) and agreed that the pizza is still about as good as a cheap frozen pizza from the grocery store. Bleh...

We had thought we would try the new offerings at the pizza venue but they really didn't look very appetizing at all so, after the pizza trial, we didn't even try the other items. We like pizza and eat it fairly often - in fact I think we will likely have pizza for dinner tonight. We just wish we could get pizza with flavor onboard instead of stuff that tastes like cardboard and has almost no sauce.
Exactly my experience and my decision to not try the other items on the menu. There seemed no point if they were made with the tasteless ingredients.

For those hoping for improvement soon....don't bet on it. Caribbean Princess November 2015, it was VERY good. Diamond Princess 2016--not good. I didn't know if it was a matter of the ship or if they'd reduced the quality. Next cruise, also Diamond Princess, bad again. April 2018, Caribbean Princess--bad. We have another cruise booked on another ship later this year, but I'm not expecting anything good. Well, I am hoping that we'll have the fast internet, but that also might be a pipe dream.
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Originally posted by moki'smommy
Off the Caribbean Princess yesterday. I was on the same ship 3 years ago and loved the pizza. On this cruise it was awful. I took one bite and left the rest. It has definitely changed and not for the better!
We're just off CB as well and we loved the pizza. Reminded me of what I grew up with in NY.
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Just boarded the Golden in Singapore. She is fresh out of dry dock. Pizza is back to Princess normal and excellent. We assume they got a new supply of proper cheese.

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Originally posted by Hlitner
Just boarded the Golden in Singapore. She is fresh out of dry dock. Pizza is back to Princess normal and excellent. We assume they got a new supply of proper cheese.

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Crown is good too. Maybe we can start a thread with a list of the ships with approved pizza onboard
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Originally posted by antsp
Crown is good too. Maybe we can start a thread with a list of the ships with approved pizza onboard
Well that's good to hear. It was awful in February.
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So there was a post from Princess on their Facebook page today asking people to name their favorite on-board activity. One of the examples that they gave was "Eating the Best Pizza at Sea".

I replied and let my feelings be known on that one and even referenced this thread in my post. I thought that a response on social media might get more notice than individual passengers' comments on the online post-cruise survey.

However, judging from the most recent posts here, my reply might not have even been necessary! (On the other hand, it probably couldn't hurt either.)
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I just did the BVE on the Ruby today and sadly must report that it was terrible The cheese tasted like Velveeta, it was horrible. Definitely no mozzarella. My husband thought the crust changed too. Our last cruise was on the Diamond in Japan last October and it was great and as we remembered it. Then this Past November I did a BVE on the Star, again it was very good.
Princess needs to fire the person who had the bright idea to cheapen the ingredients.
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Originally posted by LAFFNVEGAS
I just did the BVE on the Ruby today and sadly must report that it was terrible The cheese tasted like Velveeta, it was horrible. Definitely no mozzarella. My husband thought the crust changed too. Our last cruise was on the Diamond in Japan last October and it was great and as we remembered it. Then this Past November I did a BVE on the Star, again it was very good.
Princess needs to fire the person who had the bright idea to cheapen the ingredients.


Forgot to add the picture of what is no longer the Best Pizza at sea
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Originally posted by LAFFNVEGAS
Forgot to add the picture of what is no longer the Best Pizza at sea
Other than the pizza slice looks overcooked to me, what's wrong with it?
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It’s not just the cheese that is bad, it’s the sauce! It has no spices. Honestly tastes like really bad frozen pizza. As for it being like New York pizza; just because it’s floppy, doesn’t mean it’s good.


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I've been following this thread from the outset. It popped into my mind as I had a Costco slice before shopping on Friday. And it occurred to me, that perhaps a quality comparison might be helpful. I don't have that educated a pallet and find Costco's slice perfectly acceptable (but certainly not exceptional). Can someone please make a comparison for those of us who may not have as discriminating a taste?

Thanks.
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Originally posted by Yukonjake
I had a Costco slice before shopping on Friday. And it occurred to me, that perhaps a quality comparison might be helpful. I don't have that educated a pallet and find Costco's slice perfectly acceptable (but certainly not exceptional). Can someone please make a comparison for those of us who may not have as discriminating a taste?Thanks.
Well, I certainly am no expert in pizza matters, but every once in a while I have a slice of combo at COSTCO. I consider them pretty good. COSTCO has two areas where you can buy pizza. One is the prepared but not cooked type, the other is the ones you pick up at their food court, either by the slice or the large in a box. You can pre-order so when you get there you don't have to wait. I haven't liked the not cooked ones because they put too much salt on them, for some reason.


If the pizza on ships were as good as COSTCO's I would be a happy camper. I agree that the slice of pepperoni in the picture looks over cooked. That is the problem I have had with cruise pizza, always dried out from laying under the heat lamps, or whatever, too long. Alfredo's was an exception though, been a couple of years since we have been on a vessel with an Alfredo's but I really liked their pizza. Some posters here say Alfredo's has recently slipped in quality, I hate to hear that.
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I think that the best thing that should be done all around is to take pizza off the menu altogether. Then no one would be disappointed and this discussion would end!! See I found a solution!
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Agree.
Then everyone can complain about the pasta carbonara.
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Originally posted by PoohUnderstands
I think that the best thing that should be done all around is to take pizza off the menu altogether. Then no one would be disappointed and this discussion would end!! See I found a solution!
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Then you would need the solution to a thread with 1000+ posts about needing pizza back on Princess ships.