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Which cruise line was featured on the television hit, The Love Boat?

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a) Norwegian Cruise Line

b) Royal Caribbean International

c) Princess Cruises

d) Carnival Cruise Line

The Love Boat

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The Pacific Princess was the featured ship on the television series, The Love Boat. It was part of the (c) Princess Cruises fleet. The Love Boat is credited with launching the modern-day cruise vacation industry. The popular TV show ran from 1977 to 1986. Princess Cruises retired the boat after 27 years of cruising in 2002. While the original Pacific Princess is now out of service, Princess Cruises now operates another ship of the same name. The cruise line launched its first ship in 1965. Today Princess Cruises is the third largest cruise line in the world.

The photo above shows the current Pacific Princess ship. This photo was obtained for media-usage from the Princess Cruises website. Copyright Princess Cruises.

As a kid, I had a bit of a crush on The Love Boat’s purser, Gopher. Who was your favorite character on The Love Boat? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Woo Hoo! First question I’ve gotten right so far!
    I was an Isaac the bartender fan, but really the fun was seeing which guest star would show up each week.

  2. Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

    Thanks for playing, Steve! 🙂

  3. Gopher was my favourite too. Cute and harmless – the perfect school girl crush!

  4. Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

    Lisa – Too funny! Of course, I also had a crush on the Professor on Gilligan’s Island and Carmine on Laverne & Shirly. :-)-

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