‘Love Boat’ cast to christen Regal Princess

The Love Boat Theme

By Tom Stieghorst

Princess Cruises said the original cast of the “Love Boat” television series has been chosen to name the Regal Princess at a ceremony in November in Fort Lauderdale.

The 3,560-passenger ship has been sailing since its inaugural cruise from Venice in May.

Six “Love Boat” cast members who played the roles of Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod), Gopher (Fred Grandy), Isaac (Ted Lange), Doc (Bernie Kopell), Julie (Lauren Tewes) and Vicki (Jill Whelan) will reunite for the Nov. 5 naming.

Princess said the christening will mark the beginning of a series of events to commemorate its 50th anniversary in 2015.

The pilot episode of The Love Boat was shot aboard Princess’ the original 730-passenger Sun Princess in 1977.

 

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