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Princess Cruises Announces The Love Boat Themed Cruise with Iconic Original Cast

Fans Can Set a Course for Adventure, Love and Laughter Aboard Enchanted Princess Canada/New England Voyage, August 31-September 7, 2024

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Princess Cruises, known for its integral role as the ocean-going co-star in the iconic “The Love Boat” series, has officially unveiled a second themed cruise, reuniting cast members from the original show. Following the tremendous success of the inaugural Love Boat cruise in 2022, fans of the popular show can sail along with Doc, Gopher, Isaac and Vicki Stubing as they cruise roundtrip from New York to Canada & New England aboard Enchanted Princess, August 31-September 7, 2024.

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Princess Cruises Celebrations Ambassador Jill Whelan (aka Vicki Stubing) will join fellow  Love Boat  cast members including Bernie Kopell (Doc), Fred Grandy (Gopher), and Ted Lange (Isaac). Ezra Freeman, the bartender from the recently aired  The Real Love Boat  on CBS reality dating series, will join the cast, along with other surprise guests to be announced.

Highly anticipated  Love Boat -themed activities, include:

  • Sailaway party introducing the cast
  • Meet-and-greet photo and signing opportunities
  • The Love Boat -inspired guest activities with prizes
  • Cocktail demonstration hosted by Ezra Freeman and Ted Lange – practice the finger point!
  • Symbolic renewal of vows ceremony, officiated by the cast, with commemorative certificate
  • Cast Q&As sharing favorite memories of the show and stories of their careers
  • The Love Boat  episodes airing on Movies Under the Stars and in staterooms
  • The Love Boat  trivia with the Cruise Director
  • The Love Boat  inspired menus and specialty cocktails
  • Themed décor, photo backdrops and merchandise

“We had such a blast connecting with fans on our theme cruise in 2022, so bringing it back in 2024 feels like it was meant to be, especially with the addition of some surprise guests,” said Jill Whelan, Celebrations Ambassador for Princess Cruises. “Sailing with our fans brings us so much joy and this cruise will undoubtedly be a special reunion, taking us back to where it all began – on a Princess Cruise.”

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Super fans may opt for a special  Love Boat VIP Package , featuring an invitation to an exclusive cast cocktail party, reserved seating for the cast Q&A in the Princess Theater, front-of-the-line access for autographs and photos, dinner at the Captain’s Table, plus a themed cruise t-shirt and mug. More details on cost and how to book coming soon.

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The seven-day Canada/New England  Love Boat  theme cruise aboard the 3,660-guest Enchanted Princess sails roundtrip from New York City and visits Newport, Rhode Island; Boston; Rockland, Maine; Saint John, Canada (for Bay of Fundy); and Halifax, Canada.

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The Love Boat  is credited with bringing cruising to the masses and showcasing the romance of the sea, taking Hollywood’s biggest stars to sought-after destinations as story lines always ended on a happy note. In the fall of 2022, Princess was featured again as the setting of  The Real Love Boat  on CBS and Paramount+, reality dating adventure series where three real-life Princess crew members and 12 singles looking for love joined hosts Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell onboard Regal Princess sailing through the Mediterranean.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel advisor, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237) or by visiting the company’s website at  www.princess.com .

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Princess Announces ‘The Love Boat’ Themed Cruise With Cast Appearances

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A special themed “Love Boat” cruise will be taking place onboard the Majestic Princess with the original ensemble cast, who will celebrate the Captain Stubing character with a tribute to actor Gavin MacLeod.

This seven-day cruise will sail roundtrip from the Port of Los Angeles (San Pedro) to the Mexican Riviera on Feb. 26-March 5, 2022.

The voyage will be hosted by Princess Cruises Celebrations Ambassador Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing), who will be joined by fellow “Love Boat” cast members Cynthia Lauren Tewes (Julie McCoy), Bernie Kopell (Doc), Fred Grandy (Gopher) and Ted Lange (Isaac).

According to a press release, they will share their favorite memories from the show, participate in various guest activities and celebrate the late Gavin MacLeod, who served as brand ambassador for Princess Cruises for more than 35 years until his passing in May 2021, at the age of 90.

The voyage will be underway on MacLeod’s birthday – Feb. 28 – and sails on the Mexican Riviera itinerary that was featured during the TV show’s 10-year-run from 1977-1986, where Princess cruise ships served as the ocean-going co-star of the series. Guests will enjoy port visits to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas.

“Reuniting with the cast for this very special themed ‘Love Boat’ cruise and celebrating the show’s lasting impact with guests is sure to be nostalgic, fun and incredibly memorable,” said Celebrations Ambassador for Princess Cruises, Jill Whelan. “While we always love to connect with fans this cruise will be extra special because we will also celebrate the life and career of Gavin, our fearless leader, who not only played my dad on TV but was also a true father figure to me beyond the show.”

According to the press release, “Love Boat” themed cruise activities include:

  • Sailaway party
  • Festive 1970s-inspired Love Boat Disco Deck Party returns exclusively for a “command performance” during this themed cruise
  • Renewal of vows ceremony, hosted by Whelan and the cast on the top-deck
  • Q&A with the cast, sharing favorite memories of the show and MacLeod
  • Birthday celebration honoring MacLeod
  • “Love Boat” episodes airing on Movies Under the Stars and in staterooms
  • Love Boat trivia with the Cruise Director
  • Cast photo opportunities
  • “Love Boat” themed menus and specialty cocktails
  • Themed decorations, photo backdrops and merchandise

Princess said that it has been connected to “The Love Boat” beyond the setting of the show, reuniting the original cast members for two ship christenings – the Dawn Princess (1997) and Regal Princess (2014), appearing on the cruise line’s Rose Parade float and sailing on a throwback cruise in 2015 all celebrating the lines 50th anniversary. In May 2018, the six original cast members of “The Love Boat” and Princess Cruises received an honorary star plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of their contributions to the history of television and support of the preservation of the Walk of Fame.

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A new cruise inspired by the iconic 1970s sitcom “ The Love Boat ” will hit water this summer.

This will be the second “Love Boat”-themed cruise from Princess Cruises, the same company featured in the original show, following the success of their inaugural themed cruise in 2022. During the seven-day trip — taking place from Aug. 31 – Sept. 7 2024 — fans of the popular show can sail along with Doc, Gopher, Isaac and Vicki Stubing as they cruise roundtrip from New York to Canada and New England aboard Enchanted Princess.

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“We had such a blast connecting with fans on our theme cruise in 2022, so bringing it back in 2024 feels like it was meant to be, especially with the addition of some surprise guests,” Jill Whelan, Celebrations Ambassador for Princess Cruises, said in a statement. “Sailing with our fans brings us so much joy and this cruise will undoubtedly be a special reunion, taking us back to where it all began – on a Princess Cruise.”

On-board activities include: a sailaway party introducing the cast; meet-and-greet photo and signing opportunities; renewal of vows ceremonies officiated by the cast; and cast q&as about their favorite memories from the show and respective careers. The week-long trip will also feature screenings of the show, alongside show trivia with the cruise director, “Love Boat”-inspired menus and specialty cocktails.

Super fans may opt for a special  Love Boat VIP Package, featuring an invitation to an exclusive cast cocktail party, reserved seating for the cast Q&A in the Princess Theater, front-of-the-line access for autographs and photos, dinner at the Captain’s Table, plus a themed cruise t-shirt and mug.

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Princess Cruises Announces The Love Boat Themed Cruise with Iconic Original Cast

Fans Can Set a Course for Adventure, Love and Laughter Aboard Enchanted Princess Canada /New England Voyage, August 31-September 7, 2024

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. , Feb. 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises , known for its integral role as the ocean-going co-star in the iconic "The Love Boat " series, has officially unveiled a second themed cruise, reuniting cast members from the original show. Following the tremendous success of the inaugural Love Boat cruise in 2022, fans of the popular show can sail along with Doc, Gopher, Isaac and Vicki Stubing as they cruise roundtrip from New York to Canada & New England aboard Enchanted Princess, August 31-September 7, 2024 .

L-R: Bernie Kopell (Doc); Fred Grandy (Gopher); Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing); Ted Lange (Isaac)

Princess Cruises Celebrations Ambassador Jill Whelan (aka Vicki Stubing ) will join fellow Love Boat cast members including Bernie Kopell (Doc), Fred Grandy (Gopher), and Ted Lange (Isaac). Ezra Freeman , the bartender from the recently aired The Real Love Boat on CBS reality dating series, will join the cast, along with other surprise guests to be announced.

Highly anticipated Love Boat -themed activities, include:

  • Sailaway party introducing the cast
  • Meet-and-greet photo and signing opportunities
  • The Love Boat -inspired guest activities with prizes
  • Cocktail demonstration hosted by Ezra Freeman and Ted Lange – practice the finger point!
  • Symbolic renewal of vows ceremony, officiated by the cast, with commemorative certificate
  • Cast Q&As sharing favorite memories of the show and stories of their careers
  • The Love Boat episodes airing on Movies Under the Stars and in staterooms
  • The Love Boat trivia with the Cruise Director
  • The Love Boat inspired menus and specialty cocktails
  • Themed décor, photo backdrops and merchandise

"We had such a blast connecting with fans on our theme cruise in 2022, so bringing it back in 2024 feels like it was meant to be, especially with the addition of some surprise guests," said Jill Whelan , Celebrations Ambassador for Princess Cruises . "Sailing with our fans brings us so much joy and this cruise will undoubtedly be a special reunion, taking us back to where it all began – on a Princess Cruise."

Super fans may opt for a special Love Boat VIP Package, featuring an invitation to an exclusive cast cocktail party, reserved seating for the cast Q&A in the Princess Theater , front-of-the-line access for autographs and photos, dinner at the Captain's Table, plus a themed cruise t-shirt and mug. More details on cost and how to book coming soon.

The seven-day Canada/New England  Love Boat theme cruise aboard the 3,660-guest Enchanted Princess sails roundtrip from New York City and visits Newport, Rhode Island ; Boston ; Rockland, Maine ; Saint John, Canada (for Bay of Fundy); and Halifax, Canada .

The Love Boat is credited with bringing cruising to the masses and showcasing the romance of the sea, taking Hollywood's biggest stars to sought-after destinations as story lines always ended on a happy note. In the fall of 2022, Princess was featured again as the setting of The Real Love Boat on CBS and Paramount+, reality dating adventure series where three real-life Princess crew members and 12 singles looking for love joined hosts Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell onboard Regal Princess sailing through the Mediterranean.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel advisor, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237) or by visiting the company's website at www.princess.com .

About Princess Cruises Princess Cruises is The Love Boat, the world's most iconic cruise brand that delivers dream vacations to millions of guests every year in the most sought-after destinations on the largest ships that offer elite service personalization and simplicity customary of small, yacht-class ships. Well-appointed staterooms, world class dining, grand performances, award-winning casinos and entertainment, luxurious spas, imaginative experiences and boundless activities blend with exclusive Princess MedallionClass service to create meaningful connections and unforgettable moments in the most incredible settings in the world - the Caribbean , Alaska , Panama Canal , Mexican Riviera, Europe , South America , Australia / New Zealand , the South Pacific, Hawaii , Asia , Canada/New England, Antarctica, and World Cruises . The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:CCL; NYSE:CUK). 

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Princess Cruises Announces “The Love Boat” Themed Cruise Hosted by Celebrations Ambassador Jill Whelan With Appearances by the Cast and Special Tribute to Actor Gavin MacLeod

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“Love … exciting and new…come aboard … we’re expecting you.” A special themed “Love Boat” cruise is setting a course for adventure onboard Majestic Princess with the original ensemble cast, who will celebrate their friend and everyone’s favorite cruise ship Captain Stubing with a tribute to Actor Gavin MacLeod. This seven-day cruise sails roundtrip from the Port of Los Angeles (San Pedro) to the Mexican Riviera, February 26-March 5, 2022

Hosted by Princess Cruises Celebrations Ambassador Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing), who will be joined by fellow “Love Boat” cast members Cynthia Lauren Tewes (Julie McCoy), Bernie Kopell (Doc), Fred Grandy (Gopher) and Ted Lange (Isaac). Together, they will share their favorite memories from the show, participate in various guest activities and celebrate the late Gavin MacLeod, who served as brand ambassador for Princess Cruises for more than 35 years until his passing in May 2021, at the age of 90.

The voyage will be underway on MacLeod’s birthday – February 28 – and sails on the cruise line’s signature Mexican Riviera itinerary that was prominently featured during the TV show’s 10-year-run from 1977-1986, where Princess cruise ships served as the ocean-going co-star of the series. Guests will enjoy port visits to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas.

“Reuniting with the cast for this very special themed ‘Love Boat’ cruise and celebrating the show’s lasting impact with guests is sure to be nostalgic, fun and incredibly memorable,” said Jill Whelan, Celebrations Ambassador for Princess Cruises. “While we always love to connect with fans this cruise will be extra special because we will also celebrate the life and career of Gavin, our fearless leader, who not only played my dad on TV but was also a true father figure to me beyond the show.”

“Love Boat” themed cruise activities include:

  • Sailaway party
  • Festive 1970s-inspired ‘Love Boat’ Disco Deck Party returns exclusively for a “command performance” during this themed cruise.
  • Renewal of vows ceremony, hosted by Whelan and the cast on the top-deck
  • Q&A with the cast, sharing favorite memories of the show and MacLeod
  • Birthday celebration honoring MacLeod
  • “Love Boat” episodes airing on Movies Under the Stars and in staterooms
  • Love Boat trivia with the Cruise Director
  • Cast photo opportunities
  • “Love Boat” themed menus and specialty cocktails
  • Themed décor, photo backdrops and merchandise

Princess has been connected to “The Love Boat” beyond the setting of the show, reuniting the original cast members for two ship christenings – Dawn Princess (1997) and Regal Princess (2014), appearing on the cruise line’s Rose Parade float and sailing on a throwback cruise in 2015 all celebrating the lines 50 th anniversary. In May 2018, the six original cast members of “The Love Boat” and Princess Cruises received an honorary star plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of their contributions to the history of television and support of the preservation of the Walk of Fame. For more on the connection between Princess and “The Love Boat” click here .

Princess exclusively offers MedallionClass vacations, delivering the ultimate in effortless, personalized cruising. It begins with Medallion™, a quarter-sized, wearable device that enables everything from touch-free boarding to locating loved ones anywhere on the ship, as well as enhanced service like having whatever guests need, delivered directly to them, wherever they are on the ship. In addition, guests can share their favorite cruise moments using MedallionNet, the best WiFi at sea, and also stay connected with friends and family back home, work remotely anywhere on the ship, quickly post content and stream favorite movies and shows.

Cruise fares start at $499/person and can be booked by through a professional travel advisor, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237), or by visiting the company's website at http://www.princess.com/ .

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Princess Cruises Unveils Sailing with Original Love Boat Cast Members

The original cast members from the iconic series “The Love Boat” will be reuniting once again on a cruise ship later this year.

Princess Cruises will host a 7-day themed cruise aboard the 3,660-guest Enchanted Princess from August 31 to September 7. The vessel will sail roundtrip from New York, visiting destinations in Canada and New England along the way.

Joining the sailing will be Jill Whelan (who played Vicki Stubing), Bernie Kopell (Doc), Fred Grandy (Gopher) and Ted Lange (Isaac). Ezra Freeman, the bartender from the reality dating series “The Real Love Boat ,” will also be onboard, and the cruise line hinted that more surprise guests will be announced later.

The new themed cruise comes on the heels of the line’s first “The Love Boat” sailing to the Mexican Riviera in February 2022 aboard Majestic Princess. That voyage was a “tremendous success” according to the cruise line.

"We had such a blast connecting with fans on our theme cruise in 2022, so bringing it back in 2024 feels like it was meant to be, especially with the addition of some surprise guests," says Whelan, who serves as “Celebrations Ambassador” for the cruise line. "Sailing with our fans brings us so much joy and this cruise will undoubtedly be a special reunion, taking us back to where it all began—on a Princess Cruise."

The show, which ran from 1977 to 1987, follows passengers and crew members as they search for love at sea. It was filmed aboard multiple Princess Cruises’ ships and is credited with introducing audiences to the concept of modern cruise vacations. More recently, in the fall of 2022, the line’s Regal Princess was featured on “The Real Love Boat” reality dating show on CBS and Paramount+.

Guests who join the upcoming themed sailing can expect meet-and-greets, photo opportunities, cocktail demonstrations, vow renewal ceremonies, Q&As with the cast members, themed decor and more. There will even be “The Love Boat”-themed menus, activities and cocktails.

For guests who want to spend a little extra time with the cast, there’s a “Love Boat VIP Package” that includes an invite to an exclusive cast cocktail party, reserved seating for the cast Q&A, front-of-the-line access for autographs and photos, dinner at the Captain's Table, plus a themed cruise t-shirt and mug. 

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I did a couple of minutes of searching the web but couldn’t find it.

Does anyone know if there is a definitive answer on this?

I seem to remember Cabo and PV but did they ever mention any others?

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25 minutes ago, EDDY0827 said: The Love Boat (TV Series 1977–1987) - Filming & production - IMDb imdb.com https://www.imdb.com › title › locations       Search for: What destinations did The Love Boat go to?   What ports did The Love Boat sail to?     Based in the port of Los Angeles, the ship's regular ports of call were Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco and Mazatlán .

I should have dug deeper in the Wikipedia. Thanks.

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I was on it in 1983 from San Pedro to Acapulco.  We also did a stop at Manzanillo for part of the day. 

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I’m guessing they always stopped by Hollywood to pick up all those movie and tv stars…. 😉 . 

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42 minutes ago, Hulagirl said: I was on it in 1983 from San Pedro to Acapulco.  We also did a stop at Manzanillo for part of the day. 

First hand experience with Captain Stubing and the gang, impressive!

Just now, bladerunner6 said: First hand experience with Captain Stubing and the gang, impressive!

LOL!!  Almost it seemed like.  Felt like the ship was so large then.  Loved that cruise and it got me hooked. 

They also went to China and Greece. I seem to remember a Hawaii trip but cannot find confirmation anywhere.

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When they filmed episode onboard it was on actual planned sailings. Princess cruises back in the 1970's & 80's operated the Pacific Princess on one-way 7-night sailings from Los Angeles to Acapulco with stops in Cabo, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. You would fly back to Los Angeles. You could also fly to Acapulco and cruise back to Los Angeles with the same stops or book it as a roundtrip sailing from Los Angeles for 14 days.  I remember this as I had a Princess brochure back from those days. Mexico cruises operated in the winter/spring with summers in Alaska. In the 1990's I did this cruise on the newer Crown Princess; however, we stopped in Ixpata/Zihuatanejo instead of Manzanillo. Princess chartered a United Airlines 747 and flew us from Acapulco to Los Angeles as part of our cruise package. We got is sit in the upper stairs bubble of the 747. Great memories.  

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Years ago, my then husband and I cruised from Vancouver to L A on the Island Princess, sister ship to the Pacific Princess.  What I remember most about that cruise is that, as the ship left the dock in Vancouver, the Love Boat theme song played…over and over…and over… 😁

In 2018, we did a wonderful British Island and France cruise on the Royal Princess. While preparing for our departure in Le Havre, we had a “honk off” with an Aida cruise ship. I forget how their horn went but the Royal belted out the Love Boat theme for all to hear more than one time. Our 15 year old son declared the Royal Princess champion. While spending the occasional sea day on that itinerary we introduced the show “The Love Boat” to junior on our stateroom television. He didn’t have a clue who any of the walk on celebrities were but he did like a few of the starlets…

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9 minutes ago, PapaGoose said: In 2018, we did a wonderful British Island and France cruise on the Royal Princess. While preparing for our departure in Le Havre, we had a “honk off” with an Aida cruise ship. I forget how their horn went but the Royal belted out the Love Boat theme for all to hear more than one time. Our 15 year old son declared the Royal Princess champion. While spending the occasional sea day on that itinerary we introduced the show “The Love Boat” to junior on our stateroom television. He didn’t have a clue who any of the walk on celebrities were but he did like a few of the starlets…

FYI - all the Royal class ships honk the Love Boat theme (although I don't know about the Majestic as it was first built for the Chinese market)

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In ‘77/‘78 they had “Party Cruises…A Weekend At Sea”…2-3 days Pacific & Sun Princess roundtrip LA to Ensenada. The cheapest rate was $188 (2-days) and based on the info I’ve found ($1 in 1977 is equal to $5 in 2024) that would be $944 in 2024…no wonder I couldn’t afford to cruise back then. In 1992 sailed Pacific Princess (Love Boat) on a 5-day repositioning cruise from Ensenada to Honolulu.

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3 hours ago, Astro Flyer said: In ‘77/‘78 they had “Party Cruises…A Weekend At Sea”…2-3 days Pacific & Sun Princess roundtrip LA to Ensenada. The cheapest rate was $188 (2-days) and based on the info I’ve found ($1 in 1977 is equal to $5 in 2024) that would be $944 in 2024…no wonder I couldn’t afford to cruise back then. In 1992 sailed Pacific Princess (Love Boat) on a 5-day repositioning cruise from Ensenada to Honolulu.     1977 Princess Brochure.pdf 217.61 kB  ·  7 downloads

That is so cool to see. Thanks for sharing!

4 hours ago, dickinson said: FYI - all the Royal class ships honk the Love Boat theme (although I don't know about the Majestic as it was first built for the Chinese market)

Majestic has the love boat horn as well

Well my curiosity is up. 🙂 The reason I say this, I "watched" the Love Boat TV show, but we are getting ready to do the Regal Princess next month, and for some unknown reason, they seem to say THIS ship had something to do with the TV show or something like that. If any of you who have been posting here know, I sure would like to know, how the Regal is connected to the TV series?

avonlady6390

It is not connected to the old love boat series but a couple of years ago there was a reality series filmed on board the regal in the med it was named the real love boat didn't last long was cancelled after a few shows.  It was filmed during a regular cruise and a few crew were on it including the Captain the host was Jerry O'Connell and his wife.  I think people got the two names of shows mixed up.

3 hours ago, avonlady6390 said: It is not connected to the old love boat series but a couple of years ago there was a reality series filmed on board the regal in the med it was named the real love boat didn't last long was cancelled after a few shows.  It was filmed during a regular cruise and a few crew were on it including the Captain the host was Jerry O'Connell and his wife.  I think people got the two names of shows mixed up.

But while not a long running hit show like “The Love Boat”  the reality show was still great advertising for Princess and the cruise industry in general.

DCThunder

4 hours ago, avonlady6390 said: It is not connected to the old love boat series but a couple of years ago there was a reality series filmed on board the regal in the med it was named the real love boat didn't last long was cancelled after a few shows.  It was filmed during a regular cruise and a few crew were on it including the Captain the host was Jerry O'Connell and his wife.  I think people got the two names of shows mixed up.

I was on Regal in the fall of 2022 which was after they'd filmed The Real Love Boat show onboard during the summer. Capt. Paolo Arrigo was the captain and he also played that role in the reality show. If you've ever met him, he's a very handsome man, so it's not surprising.  He told a few stories about the show at our RC M&G, but couldn't say much because of his NDA with the producers and CBS. 

He did say that they converted the Wedding Chapel into the "Captain's Dining Room" and brought all sorts of fancy furniture onto the ship just for filming purposes.  The guy who was the ED was in the running to play the "Cruise Director" on the show, but lost out to another dude.

I took these pictures on the Regal Princess in 2018.   

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We did the Princess 50th anniversary sailing on the Pacific Princess which had all the stars of the Loveboat onboard. We also visited most of the ports, except Acapulco. It was a really memorable cruise 😊

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On 1/22/2024 at 2:13 PM, vwlmember said: They also went to China and Greece. I seem to remember a Hawaii trip but cannot find confirmation anywhere.

A high school friend work in the casino on Pacific Princess for about 5 years.  I can confirm the China port based on an anecdote he told me.  He arrived in Hong Kong and there was mail waiting for him there.  One envelope was a wedding invitation from a girl he thought he was still dating.  That’s when he knew it was time for a land based job.  He graduated high school in 1972, so college probably in 1976.  Add 5 years and it would have been around 1981 or 1982.

john bowtie

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Thank you ALL for your input on my question. Very interesting.

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