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The Love Boat 

The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.
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Nominated for 8 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Gavin MacLeod ...  Captain Merrill Stubing / ... 250 episodes, 1977-1987
Bernie Kopell ...  Doctor Adam Bricker / ... 250 episodes, 1977-1987
Ted Lange ...  Bartender Isaac Washington 250 episodes, 1977-1987
Fred Grandy ...  Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith / ... 246 episodes, 1977-1986
Lauren Tewes ...  Cruise Director Julie McCoy / ... 199 episodes, 1977-1987
Jill Whelan ...  Vicki Stubing 190 episodes, 1978-1987


Love is in the air. Well, not only in the air, but also on the sea. Passengers who search for romantic nights aboard a beautiful ship travelling to tropical or mysterious countries, decide to pass their vacation aboard the "Love Boat", where Gopher (Fred Grandy), Dr. Bricker (Bernie Kopell), Isaac Ted Lange), Julie (Lauren Tewes), and Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


Two Princess cruise line ships regularly appeared as the Pacific Princess in the show. In addition to the real Pacific Princess, her sister ship, the Island Princess, stood in at times, although since the pools on the aft deck were different (the Pacific Princess pool was a cluster of three connected circular pools of varying depths, while the Island Princess pool was more rectangular in shape) it was easy to tell which ship was which. Both ships changed ownership several times after the show ended, and were finally scrapped as of 2014-2015. 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 The Original Kings of Comedy (2000) See more »


The Love Boat
Sung by Dionne Warwick
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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 luke-31See 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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5 May 1977 (USA) See more »

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