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Friday,  July 19, 2024 4:52 PM 

Princess unveils VIP Package for Love Boat themed cruise

  • Cruises
  •   06-24-2024  5:28 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Princess unveils VIP Package for Love Boat themed cruise
Princess unveils VIP package for The Love Boat Celebration at Sea with original TV cast. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

For die-hard fans of TV's The Love Boat, the ultimate cruise experience just dropped anchor.

Princess Cruises has announced a VIP package for its late August Love Boat-themed cruise that promises interactions with the show's characters – Doc, Gopher, Isaac, and Vicki Stubing – including the rare opportunity to perfect the Isaac finger point while mingling with the stars.

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 second themed cruise aboard the Enchanted Princess voyage to Canada/New England, August 31-Sept. 7, 2024.

Ezra Freeman, the bartender from the recently aired "The Real Love Boat" reality dating series on CBS and Paramount+, also will sail with the stars.

The new Love Boat 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 Theatre – 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.

With limited spots available, the price of the Love Boat VIP Package is $450 per person.

"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. "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."

Love Boat-themed activities on board

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

  • Sailaway party introducing the cast
  • Meet-and-Greet photo opportunities
  • Cocktail demonstration hosted by Ted Lange and Ezra Freeman
  • 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

The seven-day Canada/New England Love Boat cruise sails roundtrip from New York City and visits Boston; Eastport, Maine; Saint John, Canada (for Bay of Fundy); and Halifax, Canada.

Princess Cruises was the oceangoing co-star of The Love Boat, which aired from 1977 to 1986. The cruise line is is often credited with bringing cruising to the masses and showcasing the romance of the sea, taking Hollywood's biggest stars to sought-after destinations as story lines always ended on a happy note.


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