‘The Love Boat’ announces another trip to Puerto Vallarta


“Love … exciting and new … come on board … we are waiting for you.” Special ‘Love Boat’ themed cruise sets the stage for adventure aboard the Majestic Princess with the original cast, which will celebrate their friend and everyone’s favorite cruise ship, Captain Stubing with a tribute to the actor Gavin MacLeod. This seven-day cruise makes a round trip from the Port of Los Angeles (San Pedro) to the Mexican Riviera, from February 26 to 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 a variety of guest activities and celebrate the late Gavin MacLeod, who was a Princess Cruises Brand Ambassador for over 35 years until his death in May 2021, at the age of 90 years old.

The trip will be underway on MacLeod’s birthday – February 28 – and will sail the Mexican Riviera cruise line‘s signature itinerary that has featured prominently in the TV show’s 10 years. from 1977 to 1986, when the Princess cruise ships served as a cruise ship. co-star of the series. Guests can enjoy port tours in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas.

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“Bringing the cast together for this very special ‘Love Boat’ themed cruise and celebrating the enduring impact of the show with guests will certainly be nostalgic, fun and incredibly memorable,” said Jill Whelan, Celebration Ambassador for Princess Cruises. “While we always love connecting with the fans, this cruise will be very special as we will also be celebrating the life and career of Gavin, our fearless leader, who not only played my father on TV but was also a true figure. paternal for me beyond the show. “

Love Boat themed cruise activities include:

  • A festive boating party, including the popular 1970s-inspired Love Boat Disco Deck Party, returns exclusively for a “command performance” during this themed cruise.
  • Vow renewal ceremony, hosted by Whelan and the cast on the upper deck
  • Q&A with the cast, sharing favorite memories from the show and MacLeod
  • Birthday celebration in honor of MacLeod
  • “Love Boat” episodes broadcast on Movies Under the Stars and in the cabins
  • Love Boat quiz with the cruise director
  • Casting Photo Opportunities
  • “Love Boat” themed menus and specialty cocktails
  • Themed decoration, photo backgrounds and merchandise

Princess has been connected to “The Love Boat” beyond the scope of the show, reuniting the original cast members for two ship christenings – Dawn Princess (1997) and Regal Princess (2014), appearing on the cruise line float parade and sailing on a return cruise in 2015 all celebrating 50 linese birthday. In May 2018, the original six cast of “The Love Boat” and Princess Cruises received an honorary plaque of star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of their contribution to television history and their support for the preservation of the Walk of Fame.

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