Princess celebrates 50 years with “The Love Boat” cast


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Princess Cruises was made famous by their affiliation with The Love Boat television series, and it was only fitting that they pay tribute by having The Love Boat cast, featuring Gavin MacLeod (Captain Stubing), Fred Grandy (Gopher), Ted Lange (Isaac), Bernie Kopell (the ship’s doctor), Lauren Tewes (Julie) & Jill Whelan (Vicki,the captain’s daughter) christen Regal Princess.  They are forever a part of the Princess family and Princess is honored to have them as Regal Princess’ godparents.



(Jennifer with Fred Grandy (Gopher, the chief purser) and Bernie Kopell (the ships doctor)

They also welcomed a host of famous and beloved guest stars of The Love Boat series, such as Loni Anderson, Charo, Joyce DeWitt, Jamie Farr, Pam Grier, Florence Henderson, Jack Jones, Christopher Knight, Diane Ladd, Lorenza Lamas, Carol Lawrence, Rich Little, Kristy McNichol, Lee Meriwether, Don Most, Tracy Nelson, Mackenzie Phillips, Doris Roberts, Marion Ross, Frank Sinatra, Jr.,  Charlene Tilton, Joan Van Ark, Dick Van Patten, and Adrian Zmed.  Their participation left a memorable mark on the festivities and brought a Hollywood glamour to Princess’ most star-studded event to date.  We at Gulf Coast Travel were honored to be there as well and look forward to working with Princess for a long time to come!

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The Regal joins her sister ship the Royal and both of the newest ships in the Princess Fleet are amazing and beautiful!  From the magical nighttime Water Color Fantasy – transforming the top deck with music, lighting effects and dancing fountains, to their largest high-definition screen for Movies Under the Stars.  These ships also have the “SeaWalk”  this is a glass-bottomed walkway that cantilevers out 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship with stunning views 128 feet to the water below.  For those of you that are familiar with the Sanctuary, the blissful signature haven exclusively for adults, it now features private VIP cabanas with refrigerators and flat-screen TVs in addition to a new central pavilion.  You’ll also see two exclusive Spa Cabanas that can be reserved for the ultimate in relaxation.  Directly adjacent to he Sanctuary, the new Retreat Pool is also exclusively for adults and surrounded by plush private cabanas.  These can be reserved and offer picnic baskets as well as a dedicated steward.

If you have any questions on any of the Princess ships, please email us or give the office a call.  All of our Travel Consultants are very familiar with the various Princess ships and can explain them all to you in detail as well as their destinations!

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