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The Christmas Cruise: Part 1 

Mother and daughter cons work a Christmas cruise. Depression overcomes a comic portraying Santa. A couple are reunited after 11 years. The new Mrs. Stubing wonders what to get her husband for Christmas.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Merrill Stubing
Doctor Adam Bricker
Bartender Isaac Washington
Vicki Stubing
Ashley Covington Evans / Ship's Purser
Cruise Director Julie McCoy
Emily Stubing
Arthur Burkley
Mrs. Duvall
David Morgan
Jennifer Caron Hall ...
Heather Duvall
Carla Lucci
Wellington Davis Rothmeyer
Christmas Angel


Mother-and-daughter card sharks find a likely pigeon, but the mother (Leslie Caron) doesn't count on her daughter (Jennifer Caron Hall) falling for the guy (Peter Scolari); a suicidal comic (John Byner), playing Santa Claus, thinks Julie (Lauren Tewes loves him; and a couple (Gina Lollobrigida and Anthony Franciosa) are reunited after 11 years. Written by anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance





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25 December 1986 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Mrs. Duvall and her daughter Heather are played by Leslie Caron and her real life daughter Jennifer Caron Hall. See more »

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Christmas Cruise Begins
14 July 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Christmas Cruise: Part 1" is the first part of one of the remaining few episodes that the show had in its final year after having been on air for nine wonderful seasons.Joining the cast are for it are Leslie Caron,Jennifer Caron Hall,Peter Scolari,John Byner,Gina Lollobrigida and Anthony Franciosa.

In this cruise of the Pacific Princess,we get to see interesting passengers aboard during Christmas.First,we have a mother-and- daughter card sharks the find a likely pigeon.It is rather unfortunate that the mother doesn't count on her daughter falling for the male passenger.Meanwhile,a suicidal comic on board who is playing Santa Clause thinks that Julie is falling for him.Finally,a couple gets reunited after more than a decade.

Well,we get practically stories that have been presented in previous episodes on the show particularly with the story lines the passengers and the ship's crew are involved with.But nevertheless,we wait to look forward in the second part as to whether they will end up as expected.

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