Princess Cruises has once again stirred up excitement among fans of “The Love Boat” with their announcement of an exclusive VIP package for the upcoming Love Boat-themed cruise. This one-of-a-kind experience promises intimate interactions with the show’s beloved characters aboard the Enchanted Princess, sailing from New York City to Canada and New England from August 31 to September 7, 2024. As a long-time fan and an avid cruiser, I’m beyond thrilled to share this news, and I can’t wait to get on board to capture content for my new YouTube channel, ‘All Aboard with Joe‘.

A Cruise for the Super Fans

The Love Boat Exclusive VIP Package

For those who grew up watching “The Love Boat,” this cruise offers the ultimate fan experience. Princess Cruises’ Love Boat VIP Package includes exclusive access to the original cast members, including Jill Whelan (Vicki), Bernie Kopell (Doc), Fred Grandy (Gopher), and Ted Lange (Isaac). These interactions go beyond mere meet-and-greets, providing fans with opportunities to mingle, dine, and even perfect the iconic Isaac finger point with the stars themselves.

The VIP package, priced at $450 per person, offers:

  • Exclusive Cast Cocktail Party: A unique chance to socialize and practice the Isaac finger point with Ted Lange.
  • Reserved Seating at the Q&A: Front-row access to hear behind-the-scenes stories from the cast.
  • Front-of-Line Access for the Cast Meet & Greet: Priority for personal photos and autographs.
  • Dinner with the Cast: An unforgettable dining experience with the show’s stars.
  • Love Boat Swag: Includes a T-shirt, mug, and a signed cast photo to commemorate the experience.

A Voyage Full of Nostalgia and Fun

Beyond the VIP experiences, the entire cruise will be steeped in Love Boat nostalgia. Activities available to all guests include:

  • Sailaway Party with the Cast: Kick off the cruise with a festive party introducing the cast.
  • Meet-and-Greet Photo Opportunities: Capture moments with the stars throughout the voyage.
  • Symbolic Renewal of Vows Ceremony: Officiated by Jill Whelan and the ship’s Captain, a romantic nod to the show’s themes.
  • Love Boat Episodes: Watch episodes under the stars or in the comfort of your stateroom.
  • Show Trivia: Test your knowledge with trivia hosted by Jill Whelan and Ezra Freeman, the bartender from “The Real Love Boat” reality series.
  • Specialty Cocktails and Décor: Enjoy themed drinks and photo backdrops that transport you back to the original series.

The Route and Destinations

The seven-day cruise will sail roundtrip from New York City, visiting charming and historic ports along the way:

  • Boston, Massachusetts: Explore the rich history and vibrant culture of one of America’s oldest cities.
  • Eastport, Maine: Discover this picturesque coastal town with its charming streets and friendly locals.
  • Saint John, Canada (Bay of Fundy): Witness the natural wonder of the Bay of Fundy, renowned for its dramatic tides.
  • Halifax, Canada: Immerse yourself in the maritime heritage and stunning scenery of Nova Scotia’s capital.

Princess Cruises: A Legacy of Excellence

Princess Cruises, the oceangoing co-star of “The Love Boat,” has been synonymous with the romance and adventure of the sea since the show’s debut. With world-class dining, grand performances, award-winning casinos, luxurious spas, and a wide range of activities, Princess Cruises offers a premium vacation experience. Their signature Princess MedallionClass ensures unparalleled service and personalization, making every guest feel like a VIP.