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The Love Boat Celebration at Sea on Princess Cruises August 31

Princess Cruises Celebrations Ambassador Jill Whelan (aka Vicki) will join fellow Love Boat cast members including Bernie Kopell (Doc), Fred Grandy (Gopher) and Ted Lange (Isaac) for the highly anticipated second themed cruise aboard the Enchanted Princess voyage to Canada & New England, August 31-Sept. 7, 2024. The seven-day Love Boat themed cruise aboard Enchanted Princess sails roundtrip from New York City and visits Boston; Eastport, Maine; Saint John, Canada (for Bay of Fundy); and Halifax, Canada.

Love Boat Cast
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“After the tremendous outpouring of love on the first themed cruise, we knew we had to create an exclusive experience for our super fans on the upcoming voyage,” said Jill Whelan, Celebrations Ambassador for Princess Cruises. “My castmates and I are highly anticipating the upcoming cruise, where we’ll be able to spend more time with these passionate cruisers and fans and we can’t wait to hear how the show impacted their lives.”

Emerald Princess
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Princess Cruises announced an exclusive VIP package for its late August themed cruise that promises intimate, up-close interactions with the show’s beloved characters – Doc, Gopher, Isaac, and Vicki Stubing – including the rare opportunity to perfect the Isaac finger point while mingling with the stars. Ezra Freeman, the bartender from the recently aired “The Real Love Boat” reality show on CBS and Paramount+, also will sail with the stars.

Love Boat Original Cast
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The new VIP Package with exclusive access to the cast, includes:

  •     Exclusive Cast Cocktail Party – practice the Isaac finger point
  •     Reserved Seating at the Q&A in the Princess Theater – hear fascinating stories from the cast reminiscing about their favorite show memories, with premier seating
  •     Front-of-Line Access for the Cast Meet & Greet – be first in line and get camera ready for personal photos and autographs
  •     Dinner with the Cast – sure to be the top-rated dinner party of a lifetime
  •     Love Boat T-shirt and Mug – who doesn’t love some nostalgic swag with the original show logo?
  •     Signed Cast Photo – get a frame ready to commemorate this incredible experience.
Captain Paolo Arrigo, Bartender Ezra Freeman, and Cruise Director Matt Mitcham from "The Real Love Boat"
(L-R) Captain Paolo Arrigo, Bartender Ezra Freeman, and Cruise Director Matt Mitcham from “The Real Love Boat”, image courtesy CBS

With limited spots available, the price of the Love Boat VIP Package is $450 per person and can be reserved through a Travel Agent or by calling 1-800-Princess, and referencing the Love Boat VIP Package.

Additional Love Boat-themed activities offered for all guests onboard include:

  •     Sailaway party introducing the cast
  •     Meet-and-Greet photo opportunities
  •     Symbolic renewal of vows ceremony, officiated by the Jill Whelan and the ship’s Captain
  •     “The Love Boat” episodes airing on Movies Under the Stars and in staterooms
  •     Show trivia with the Cruise Director, Jill Whelan and Ezra Freeman
  •     Specialty cocktails
  •     Love Boat décor, photo backdrops and merchandise
  •     Cocktail demonstration hosted by Ted Lange and Ezra Freeman
Coral Princess at sea
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Of course, Princess Cruises was the oceangoing co-star of “The Love Boat,” which is credited with bringing cruising to the masses and showcasing the romance of the sea, taking Hollywood stars to sought-after destinations as story lines always ended on a happy note. To book your own sailing on The Love Boat, we recommend MEI Travel for a free, no obligation quote and free help throughout your trip.

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