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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 Captain Merrill Stubing / ... (250 episodes, 1977-1987)
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 Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith (246 episodes, 1977-1986)
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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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Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange are the only actors to appear in every episode of the series. See more »

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Sung by Jack Jones
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Nostalgic
5 January 2008 | by (The world of artists) – See all my reviews

"The Love Boat" is one of those old-fashioned, nostalgic and memorable TV series from the 70's and 80's. I used to watch it frequently when I was younger and I always enjoyed it. A great TV show and even unique. After all, this show takes place mostly in a cruise liner, where its passengers and crew live romances and adventures.

"The Love Boat" usually took place in the liner "Pacific Princess", but other alternative yet similar ships were used as well. That was the case of the "Island Princess", the "Stella Solaris", the "Pearl of Scandinavia", the "Royal Viking Sky" and the "Royal Princess".

This is a charming TV series which is also famous for its timeless and wonderful opening song, "The Love Boat".

Even though this TV series was very popular in its time, it seems to me that it has become forgotten and much less popular as the years go by. Besides, it seems to be largely unknown in our generation, a generation with eyes mostly for uninteresting, mediocre and crappy TV shows. However, for those who knew "The Love Boat", it remains alive in their memories and won't be forgotten.


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