Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thirty-Four Years Ago Today

The Love Boat came to life thirty four years ago today.  

Captain Stubing and
the rest of The Love Boat Cast

On September 24, 1977, the TV series The Love Boat began airing.  It was set aboard the Pacific Princess, which was frequently used in filming, as was her sister ship, Island Princess.

Running for nearly 10 years, it inspired many people to take their first cruise.  The final episode aired in May of 1986.

Oh, yes, there were re-runs, too. 

A friend - and fellow member of Cruise Line Fans - actually cruised on Island Princess while segments of The Love Boat were being shot.  He graciously gave me his permission to use some of his wonderful photos in my article, Love Boat, Starring Pacific Princess and Island Princess.  If you were a fan of The Love Boat shows, you might enjoy the article.

Note - Other ships used for special episodes included Royal Princess, Sun Princess, Royal Viking Sky, and Stella Solaris.