Princess Announces Special ‘Love Boat’ Themed Cruise

Princess Cruises Announces a 'Love Boat' theme sailing for 2022. - Photo by Princess Cruises

Come Aboard, We're Expecting You! Princess Cruises announced it will host a special ‘Love Boat’ themed cruise. This event will feature the show’s original ensemble cast, and celebrate everyone's favorite cruise ship Captain Stubing with a tribute to Actor Gavin MacLeod. This exciting (and romantic) adventure will take place on the Majestic Princess from February 26 - March 5, 2022. The cruise will sail a 7-day Mexican Riviera itinerary roundtrip from the Port of Los Angeles. 

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Princess Cruises’ Celebration Ambassador Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing) will be joined by fellow castmates Cynthia Lauren Tewes (Julie McCoy), Bernie Kopell (Doc), Fred Grandy (Gopher) and Ted Lange (Isaac). Together, the cast will share show memories, participate in various guest activities and celebrate the late Gavin MacLeod, who served as brand ambassador for Princess Cruises for more than 35 years. 

"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."

The 2022 'Love Boat' themed cruise will be held on the Majestic Princess. - Princess Cruises

The themed cruise will sail on a Mexican Riviera itinerary which was featured during the show's 10-year-run. Port stops of the event include Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas.  

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Princess Cruises has a deep connection with the ‘Love Boat’, and a history of bringing the show to fans. The line has reunited original cast members for two ship christenings – Dawn Princess (1997) and Regal Princess (2014). In 2015, the line hosted a ‘Love Boat’ themed event to celebrate Princess’ 50th anniversary. The six original cast members and Princess Cruises received an honorary star plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018. 

Guests sailing on the 2022 ‘Love Boat’ themed cruise can expect to enjoy: 

  • A sailaway party including the popular 1970s-inspired ‘Love Boat Disco Deck Party’ 
  • 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, specialty cocktails, décor, photo backdrops and merchandise

Fares for the cruise start at $499 per person (roundtrip) and go up based on room category and location. Learn more about Princess Cruises’ connection with the beloved TV show at: https://www.princess.com/news/backgrounders_and_fact_sheets/factsheet/Princess-Cruises-and-%22The-Love-Boat%22-Connection-2.html

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