Princess Announces Second “Love Boat” Themed Cruise

Princess Cruises has officially unveiled a second “Love Boat” themed cruise, reuniting cast members from the original show. Following the success of the inaugural “Love Boat” cruise in 2022, fans of the popular show can sail along with Doc, Gopher, Isaac and Vicki Stubing as they cruise round-trip from New York to New England and Canada onboard the 3,660-guest Enchanted Princess, August 31-September 7, 2024.

Princess Cruises Celebrations Ambassador Jill Whelan (aka Vicki Stubing) will join fellow “Love Boat” cast members, including Bernie Kopell (Doc), Fred Grandy (Gopher) and Ted Lange (Isaac). Ezra Freeman, the bartender from the recently aired “The Real Love Boat” on CBS reality dating series, will join the cast, along with other surprise guests to be announced.

The seven-day Canada/New England “Love Boat” themed cruise aboard Enchanted Princess sails round-trip from New York City and visits Newport, RI; Boston, MA; Rockland, ME; Saint John, Canada (for Bay of Fundy); and Halifax, Canada.

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Bernie Kopell (left); and Fred Grandy (Princess Cruises)

Themed activities include:

  • A sail-away party introducing the cast
  • Meet-and-greet photo and signing opportunities
  • “The Love Boat”-inspired guest activities with prizes
  • A cocktail demonstration hosted by Ezra Freeman and Ted Lange
  • A symbolic renewal of vows ceremony, officiated by the cast, with a commemorative certificate
  • Cast Q&As sharing favorite memories of the show and stories of their careers
  • “The Love Boat” episodes airing on Movies Under the Stars and in staterooms
  • “The Love Boat” trivia with the cruise director
  • “The Love Boat”-inspired menus and specialty cocktails
  • Themed décor, photo backdrops and merchandise

“We had such a blast connecting with fans on our theme cruise in 2022, so bringing it back in 2024 feels like it was meant to be, especially with the addition of some surprise guests,” said Whelan. “Sailing with our fans brings us so much joy and this cruise will undoubtedly be a special reunion, taking us back to where it all began—on a Princess Cruise.”

Super fans may opt for a “Love Boat VIP Package,” comprising an invitation to an exclusive cast cocktail party, reserved seating for the cast Q&A in the Princess Theater, front-of-the-line access for autographs and photos, dinner at the Captain’s Table, plus a themed cruise T-shirt and mug. 

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