The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from 1977 until 1986. It was part of ABC's Saturday night one-two punch along with Fantasy Island until that show ended in 1984. The original made-for-TV movie on which the show was based was itself based on a book, The Love Boats by Jeraldine Saunders, a real-life cruise director.
Last EpisodeTV Movie: Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? Aired: Feb. 27, 1987
A billionaire who secretly gave free cruises to six strangers is reported missing, and Ace suspects that one of the six murdered him; Emily searches …
Series Fun Facts
- Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange and Fred Grandy are the only actors to appear in every episode of the series.
- Two Princess cruise line ships were used in the series: The Island Princess and The Pacific Princess. Pacific Princess is now M.S. Pacific (jointly operated by Brazilian CVC and Spanish Quail…
[show]Two Princess cruise line ships were used in the series: The Island Princess and The Pacific Princess. Pacific Princess is now M.S. Pacific (jointly operated by Brazilian CVC and Spanish Quail Cruises), Island Princess is now M.S. Discovery (for England-based Voyages of Discovery), so both ships are still around.
- Lauren Tewes was chosen over 100 actresses for the role of Julie McCoy.