There is nothing, we repeat – nothing – as tasty as pizza by the pool. Right now, MSC Virtuosa is serving up just that to her staycationing guests, but don’t worry if you aren’t one of them (yet) because we’ve got a slice of happiness that’ll taste just as good at home. Almost…


For the pizza dough:
1kg plain flour
About 500ml water
10g fresh yeast
20g table salt

Mix all ingredients together.

MSC Pizza Pro tip: Pizza dough needs lots of rest but should not be over-proved, so prepare the dough early in the morning (or the night before for even more flavourful dough). Divide the dough in 200g lumps and let them rest in the fridge. Before using them, keep them at room temperature to make the proving process start slowly.

For the perfect pizza Margherita, top your homemade dough with:
tomato sauce
fresh mozzarella cheese
extra virgin olive oil
some fresh basil leaves.

Cook the pizza in a pre-heated oven at 220°C until the crust is golden brown. In the mood for something more? Customize your pizza with the ingredients of your choice!

Share your homemade MSC Cruises pizza creations with us over on our Facebook page. Fancy a slice at sea? Check out the staycation deals of the summer here.