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Pride of the Pacific/The Viking's Son/Separate Vacations/The Experiment/Getting to Know You: Part 1 

The Klondike Carnival Cruise Competition serves as the backdrop for this cruise, pitting Captain Merrill Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) and his Pacific Princess crew against his stern humorless ... See full summary »

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Captain Merrill Stubing
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Doctor Adam Bricker
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Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith
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Bartender Isaac Washington
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Vicki Stubing
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Cruise Director Julie McCoy
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Britta Sorenson
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Dave Pursinger
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Steve Bloom
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Trig Norquist
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Megan Lewis
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Dr. Skip Van Damme
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Captain Gunner Norquist
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Dorothy Meacham
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The Klondike Carnival Cruise Competition serves as the backdrop for this cruise, pitting Captain Merrill Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) and his Pacific Princess crew against his stern humorless arch-rival, Captain Gunner Norquist (Ted Knight), and his Sun Princess crew in a series of competitive events beginning in Vancouver, British Columbia and ending in Ketchikan, Alaska. Gunner's son Trig (Woody Brown) has just graduated from navigation school and been assigned to Merrill Stubing, which enrages Gunner Norquist and intensifies a longtime rivalry between the two captains. Gunner spent 25 years in Merrill's shadow and is now both jealous of Merrill and determined to best him in the competition at any cost. Trig doubts his own navigation abilities and would much rather be a cruise director but is afraid to tell his father. Meanwhile, Harry and Dorothy Meacham (Tom Bosley and Michele Lee) are divorcing after 15 years of marriage and taking separate vacations, with her on the Pacific Princess ... Written by Maisie Fleckum

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6 March 1982 (USA)  »

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All but one of the five subplots in this two-hour special were co-written by Fred Grandy, who played Gopher on the show. See more »


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The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox
Performed by Jack Jones
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