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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.
“Love Boat” cast members confirmed to be in attendance include Bernie Kopell (Doc), Fred Grandy (Gopher), and Ted Lange (Isaac). Ezra Freeman, the bartender from the recent CBS reality series “The Real Love Boat” will also join the cast, along with other surprise guests to be announced.
“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.
The seven-day Canada/New England “Love Boat” theme cruise 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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