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Love Boat makes its final run to Turkish scrap heap
The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 7, 2013 | Reuters

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 ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: loveboat; loveexcitingandnew

1 posted on 08/08/2013 4:22:31 PM PDT by re_tail20
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To: re_tail20

Now I’ve got the theme song stuck in my head. Thanks a lot!


2 posted on 08/08/2013 4:26:44 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (In dog beers, I've only had one!)
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To: re_tail20

Here’s another story on the Pacific Princess that talks about it’s recent troubles and features current pictures:

http://maritimematters.com/2012/06/visit-to-the-former-pacific-princess/


3 posted on 08/08/2013 4:27:13 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: Veggie Todd

Just in case!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_wFEB4Oxlo


4 posted on 08/08/2013 4:30:39 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: MeganC

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.


5 posted on 08/08/2013 4:36:47 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: re_tail20
Didn't Bill Murray sing that song?

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!)


6 posted on 08/08/2013 4:37:54 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: re_tail20

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.


7 posted on 08/08/2013 4:44:28 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: re_tail20
"Ay caramba! Tell me it is not so! My love boat!"


8 posted on 08/08/2013 4:54:26 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: re_tail20

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.


9 posted on 08/08/2013 4:56:13 PM PDT by chronicles
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

the song always reminded me of the Love American Style theme song...


10 posted on 08/08/2013 5:01:13 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: DanielRedfoot
What a shame. I would have loved to take a dip in those club-shaped pools, and watched some hot bikini-clad 1970s women walk by.

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.

11 posted on 08/08/2013 5:13:23 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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12 posted on 08/08/2013 5:15:13 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: re_tail20

13 posted on 08/08/2013 5:23:00 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: yarddog
Gale Storm played Susanna Pomeroy, the social director of a luxury liner the S.S. Ocean Queen. The show moved to ABC in its final season. The syndicated title for this was "Oh, Susanna".
14 posted on 08/08/2013 5:25:36 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

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.


15 posted on 08/08/2013 5:30:46 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Those two were so damn funny!


16 posted on 08/08/2013 5:36:37 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: dsrtsage
LOL! Lauren Tewes used up all of her Love Boat money in cocaine.

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.

17 posted on 08/08/2013 5:36:44 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Jack Jones.


18 posted on 08/08/2013 5:46:30 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (You hear it here first.)
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To: boop
There was a lot of episodes where she was high on that stuff, I remember seeing it clear as day, Lauren Tewes and the jaw grinding, nose twitching just like Nancy Pelosi who is another cocaine fanatic. Nancy who gets away with it because we don't have a constitutional requirement that all members of Congress must submit to random drug testing. A friend of mine is a drug counselor and says Nancy displays allllll the symptoms of cocaine abuse. Isn't that nice? People who make decisions that affect the lives of millions can do hard drugs without any fear of reprisal, and we wonder why this country is so effed up.


19 posted on 08/08/2013 6:16:06 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: zot

The love boat goes bye bye


20 posted on 08/08/2013 7:22:16 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the Love Boat ping.


21 posted on 08/08/2013 8:41:56 PM PDT by zot
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To: re_tail20
My POS second wife loved that idiot show, which I ridiculed at great length.

No, we were not very compatible..........

22 posted on 08/08/2013 10:40:52 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: re_tail20

23 posted on 08/09/2013 4:43:31 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: re_tail20

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.


24 posted on 08/09/2013 5:03:50 AM PDT by Drawsing
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To: boop

I was thinking those “washed up” stars were a helluva lot more talented and interesting than the crap that passes for celebrity today.


25 posted on 08/09/2013 5:52:44 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: dsrtsage; Impy; Perdogg; GOPsterinMA
She was adorable in 1977, I had a crush on her as a little kid...

But, alas, this was her in 2010...


26 posted on 08/09/2013 5:59:45 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; NFHale; Perdogg; GOPsterinMA; sickoflibs

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.


27 posted on 08/09/2013 6:14:56 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; dsrtsage; Impy; Perdogg; GOPsterinMA
This says it all

Then

more recently:

28 posted on 08/09/2013 6:21:37 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

Dear lord, why did FR defenses break down when you posted it?! ;)


29 posted on 08/09/2013 6:28:10 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Did you check the link you posted? Perhaps the picture is pulled or you made a typo.


30 posted on 08/09/2013 6:35:01 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Impy

FR wouldnt disable the picture if it was offensive, they would delete the comment.


31 posted on 08/09/2013 6:36:34 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Impy

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.”


32 posted on 08/09/2013 6:36:34 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: chronicles

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.


33 posted on 08/09/2013 6:41:55 AM PDT by Magnum44 (I have had just about enough)
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To: sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj

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).


34 posted on 08/09/2013 7:01:22 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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