The Love Boat (1977–1987)

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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

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The further adventures of the passengers and crew of a luxury cruise ship.

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Movie version of the original TV series follows the show's format of multiple stories blended together. The lead story involves the ship's bookkeeper who becomes the driver by accident for ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Satlof
Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Jill Whelan, Bernie Kopell
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 Captain Merrill Stubing / ... (250 episodes, 1977-1987)
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 Doctor Adam Bricker / ... (250 episodes, 1977-1987)
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 Bartender Isaac Washington (250 episodes, 1977-1987)
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 Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith (246 episodes, 1977-1986)
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 Cruise Director Julie McCoy (199 episodes, 1977-1987)
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 Vicki Stubing (190 episodes, 1978-1987)
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Love is in the air...Well, not only in the air but also in the sea! Passengers who search for romantic nights aboard a beautiful ship traveling to tropical or mysterious countries, decide to pass their vacation aboard the "Love Boat" where Gopher, Dr.Adam, Isaac, Julie and Captain Stubing try their best to please them and sometimes help them fall in love. Things are not always so easy but in the end love wins and everybody leaves the dreamboat satisfied... Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

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24 September 1977 (USA)  »

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El crucero del amor  »

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Aaron Spelling approached Dick Van Patten for his first choice to play that role of Capt. Merrill Stubing, when he was already doing Eight Is Enough (1977) at the time, hence, Van Patten was unavailable. The role was ultimately given to Gavin MacLeod. See more »

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In the opening credits, the guest stars are listed first in alphabetical order, then the show's regulars. See more »

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Referenced in Murder, She Wrote: My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean (1985) See more »

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The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox
Sung by Jack Jones
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One Of My Top Three Favorite Shows Of All Time, And A Great Bunch Of Guest Stars In Every Episode!
5 June 2002 | by (Chicago,Illinois,U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

"The Love Boat"is one of my top three favorite shows of all time. "The Love Boat" takes place on a luxury cruise ship,The Pacific Princess,and features new stars each week. These guest stars populate the passenger list of the ship. Their voyages, sometimes dramatic, sometimes comic, always romantic, make up the stories on the show. The crew members, the show's only regulars,often participate in the stories.

"The Love Boat" is the ultimate escapist fantasy with colorful locations and glossy love stories. And it is a whole lot of fun.You really can't do much better than this. Out of all the shows that feature many big name guest stars, this is truly the best. This show holds a treasured spot in my heart, and is excellent and uplifting entertainment. I wish TV Land showed every episode!


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