Skip to comments.Love Boat makes its final run to Turkish scrap heap
Posted on 08/08/2013 4:22:31 PM PDT by re_tail20
The MS Pacific, a cruise ship made famous by the popular U.S. 1970s television show "The Love Boat," has sailed its final voyage to a ship-breaking yard on Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, a shipping group said on Wednesday.
Called the Pacific Princess when it was on the long-running comedy, the iconic 13,500-tonne, 171-m-long (561-foot-long) vessel will be stripped for its metal and parts, said Ersin Ceviker of the Ship Recyclers' Association of Turkey.
Aaron Spelling's "The Love Boat," starring Gavin MacLeod as the ship's captain, ran on the U.S. television network ABC from 1977 to 1986. The show was set on board the Pacific Princess, which mainly sailed from California to the Mexican Riveria.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
Now I’ve got the theme song stuck in my head. Thanks a lot!
Here’s another story on the Pacific Princess that talks about it’s recent troubles and features current pictures:
Just in case!
Cool, thanks for sharing.
I can almost smell that stale cigarette smell that sticks to 1970s Casinos and Cruise ships.
Who knew that ship was even still around, amazing.
Love, exciting and new Come Aboard. We're expecting you. Love, life's sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you.
Love Boat soon will be making another run The Love Boat promises something for everyone Set a course for adventure, Your mind on a new romance.
Love won't hurt anymore It's an open smile on a friendly shore. Yes LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE! It's LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE! (hey-ah!)
Does anyone remember the name of the ship in a much earlier TV sitcom starring Gale Storm? She was Susanna Pomeroy the recreation or was it activities directo? Her best friend was the ships manicurist played by Zasu Pitts. The captain was Captain Huxley.
We enjoyed a 2 week cruise on the Pacific Princess in 1998. We sailed out of Istanbul into the Black Sea-11 ports in 14 days-the cruise ended in Rome. Great memories.
Thanks for posting.
the song always reminded me of the Love American Style theme song...
Yeah I know that after the pilot that it was a stage set.
But give me those washed up has-been "stars" walking around.
Who cares about the smoking?
Doesn't everyone want Captain Steubing running the place?
All of the guest stars wound up at his table.
Thanks, I really liked the show.
Gale Storm could really sing. I still remember her singing “Dark Moon” and it was one of my favorite songs.
Those two were so damn funny!
That's why she isn't around in the latter seasons.
She ended up in Seattle where she lives, selling cheese at Metropolitan Market, an upscale grocery store.
We asked after her, but apparently she's gone on to bigger and better things.
The love boat goes bye bye
Thanks for the Love Boat ping.
No, we were not very compatible..........
What was the deal with those pastel-ly wrinkle free, skin tones and set colors in those 70s TV shows? Everything looked like various flavors of sherbet.
I was thinking those “washed up” stars were a helluva lot more talented and interesting than the crap that passes for celebrity today.
But, alas, this was her in 2010...
Your image from 2010 must have been so hideous that the website removed it to protect itself!
What a shame, for her.
As for the boat I would have thought that would be valuable to some rich collector of memorabilia.
Dear lord, why did FR defenses break down when you posted it?! ;)
Did you check the link you posted? Perhaps the picture is pulled or you made a typo.
FR wouldnt disable the picture if it was offensive, they would delete the comment.
It’s actually her profile picture on IMDb. It should be showing, just right-click “show picture” again. It’s not awful, given her former drug habit, but sadly what happens to attractive women regardless... the horror known as “aging.”
My family took the Pacific Princess from Anchorage, Ak through British Columbia to Vancouver in the 90’s. The nice part about PP as compared to the larger cruise ships was that she could cruise deep into the fjords in and around Glacier Bay. She had maneuvering motors below the waterline that allowed her to 360 in spot. We got much closer to glaciers and we were able to experience ice calves up close. Food as good as any cruise line. The exercise room was a bit cramped.
LOL I know, I was kidding. I was razzing DJ for posting what I assumed was a bad link.
However the address is correct and the pic shows up when I go to to it so I don’t know why it doesn’t show up here (for me at least).
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