Princess Cruises has announced the return of the Love Boat cruise that will take passengers on a seven-day cruise from the Port of Los Angeles (San Pedro) to the Mexican Riviera.
Scheduled to sail on February 26 to March 5, 2022, the cruise will bring together the original cast members of the romantic comedy/drama series including a celebration for the late actor Gavin MacLeod, who popularised his role as Captain Stubing.
The voyage will use Majestic Princess and will sail on the Mexican Riviera itinerary, which was prominently featured during the 10-year run of the iconic TV show from 1977 to 1986. The ports will include Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas.
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).
“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 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.”
In 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.
Jill Whelan, Celebrations Ambassador for Princess Cruises.
The “Love Boat” cruise activities include:
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