After 40 years, the beloved television show “The Love Boat” along with Princess Cruises, will be honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame. “The Love Boat” premiered in May 1977 and ran for 10 seasons, and was one of the highest-rated, prime-time television shows in the country.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, superintendent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, will honor Princess Cruises and the original cast of “The Love Boat;” Gavin MacLeod (Captain Stubing), Jill Whelan (Vicki), Ted Lange (Isaac), Bernie Kopell (Doc), Lauren Tewes (Julie) and Fred Grandy (Gopher) during a ceremony on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in front of the Dolby Theatre on the famed Hollywood Boulevard.
Gavin MacLeod, aka Captain Merrill Stubing and Princess Cruises ambassador said:
“What an unexpected thrill for our cast to be honored with Princess Cruises on Hollywood Boulevard,”
“‘The Love Boat’ offered us many opportunities to see the world, create lifelong friendships and of course introduce the joys of cruising. People still approach me and say that the show gave them something to dream about – falling in love, finding happiness all while sparking the desire to travel. Now more than 40 years later, cruising is a vacation option for everyone and the growth of the industry just proves that dreams really do come true.”
The original pilot for “The Love Boat” was filmed onboard the original Sun Princess. Pacific Princess and Island Princess were used dung many seasons of the show as well as other ships throughout the world. The show featured many guest stars over its ten seasons, including Tom Hanks, Florence Henderson, Mickey Rooney, Ethel Merman or many more.
“The Love Boat” cast are also the official godparents of the Regal Princess and they named the ship during a star-studded event onboard the ship in 2014. A display with photos and mementos from the naming ceremony are on permanent display onboard Regal Princess.
For more details please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net