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

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5 May 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El crucero del amor  »

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Did You Know?


One of only four television shows that was an hour long, and had a laugh track. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957) was one, Love, American Style (1969) was another, and Eight is Enough (1977) was another. Coincidently, critics called this "Love, American Style" on a boat. See more »


While it made for interesting stories during the run of the show, romantic and sexual liaisons between passengers and crew members were (and still are) forbidden aboard cruise ships for a host of reasons. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the episode's guest stars are listed first in alphabetical order; then the show's regulars, who are referred to as "your Love Boat crew" (e.g. "Gavin MacLeod as your Captain", etc.). See more »


Referenced in Veronica Mars: Ruskie Business (2005) See more »


The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox
Sung by Jack Jones
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Sugar and Sweet and Everything Nice!
25 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Let's face it, it was not the best of shows but not the worst either. It had lots of wonderful guest stars who livened up the show. When I finally took a cruise to Alaska, I was expecting a love boat scenario but that's not what I got. Love Boat is indeed fantasy with a great theme song sung by Dionne Warwick and a decent cast that included Gavin McLeod, Jill Whelan, Lauren Tewes, Fred Grady, Bernie Kopell, and Isaac (what is his real name?). Anyway the scenario was usual about a three day cruise to Mexico and back to Los Angeles with guest stars that included several of Hollywood top stars and the ones that were not on top. For a while, I think the Love Boat provided a great service of keeping the B-list guest stars working. I won't name names but we know who they were and we don't care. Love Boat is a comedy mixed with a little bit of drama. They never did anything serious or offensive. Of course, it was a Spelling show which meant that it was eye candy, sugar and sweet, and everything nice.

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