A special-themed “Love Boat” cruise is scheduled to set a course for adventure on Princess Cruises' ship Majestic Princess with the original ensemble cast, who'll celebrate their friend and everyone’s favourite ship Captain Stubing via a tribute to Actor Gavin MacLeod.
The 7-day voyage (February 26-March 5, 2022) sails roundtrip from the Port of Los Angeles (Long Beach-San Pedro, California) to the Mexican Riviera.
Hosted by Princess Cruises Celebrations Ambassador Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing), joined by “Love Boat” cast members Cynthia Lauren Tewes (Julie McCoy), Fred Grandy (Gopher), Bernie Kopell (Doc), Ted Lange (Isaac). They will share their memories from the show, participate in passenger activities and celebrate the late Gavin MacLeod, who served as brand ambassador for Princess for 35+ years until his passing in May this year, at the age of 90.
"Love Boat" themed cruise activities feature a sail away party, festive 1970s-inspired Love Boat Disco Deck Party, renewal of vows ceremony, Q&A with the cast, birthday celebration honoring MacLeod, Love Boat trivia with the Cruise Director, "Love Boat" episodes airing in staterooms and on Movies Under the Stars, "Love Boat" themed menus and specialty cocktails, cast photo opportunities, themed decor, photo backdrops, merchandise.
Princess Cruises has been connected to "The Love Boat" beyond the show's setting, reuniting the original cast members for a pair of ship christenings – Dawn Princess (now Pacific Explorer) in 1997 and Regal Princess in 2014, appearing on the line's Rose Parade float and sailing on the throwback cruise in 2015 celebrating the line's 50th anniversary. In May 2018, the 6 original cast members of "The Love Boat" and Princess received an honorary star plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.