Sail Away with ‘The Love Boat’ Aboard Majestic Princess

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The cast of "The Love Boat" will sail with Princess Cruises for a special themed itinerary. (Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises.)

Princess Cruises is now offering a special themed “Love Boat” cruise onboard Majestic Princess with the original ensemble cast, who will celebrate their friend, Captain Stubing with a tribute to actor Gavin MacLeod.

This 7-day cruise sails roundtrip from the Port of Los Angeles (San Pedro) to the Mexican Riviera on Feb 26-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 various guest activities and celebrate the late Gavin MacLeod, who served as brand ambassador for Princess Cruises for more than 35 years until his passing in May 2021, at the age of 90.

The voyage will be underway on MacLeod’s birthday—February 28—and sails on the cruise line’s signature Mexican Riviera itinerary that was featured during the TV show’s 10-year-run from 1977-1986, where Princess cruise ships served as the ocean-going co-star of the series. Guests will enjoy port visits to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas.

“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, in a press statement. “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 “Love Boat” themed cruise activities include:

  • Festive sail away party including the popular 1970s-inspired Love Boat Disco Deck Party returns exclusively for a “command performance”
  • 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 and specialty cocktails
  • Themed decor, photo backdrops and merchandise

Rates for this sailing start at $499/person. For more information, visit

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