Skip to comments."Love Boat" Goes To The Breakers ... Decrepit Pacific Princess Hulk Awaits Turkish Scrappers
Posted on 02/22/2014 7:19:18 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Love Boat Goes To The Breakers
For those of us of a certain age, we remember the cheesy, comedic voyages of the Love Boat as a staple of late 1970s TV. Captain Stubing, Gopher, Doc, Isaac and the blond chick would sleep their way through the passengers, smile and serve drinks. All this happened in a tidy hour format complete with laugh track. Well, the ship that was at the core of the show, the Pacific Princess, has finally sailed its last and is at the wreckers in Turkey. Unfortunately, the Turkish ship breakers are not known for saving furnishings or artwork, so all we will likely have are photos of the ship to remind us of its prime.
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Bill Clinton crying in his beer over this.
Exciting and junk.
Probably did more to save the cruise industry than any other single thing.
Love Boat Bump!
It was a visual joke with the minions in Despicable Me 2 — those writers must have figured it was more recognizable than by just those “of a certain age”!
THE LOVE BOAT LOL
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Cruised with Princess Lines a couple of times, but not the Pacific Princess. Loved their ships and the service was outstanding. Definitely beats Carnival.
Julie is deeply saddened.
Maybe it’s just me but the boat doesn’t look as big as it once did.
Cheesy TV ping.
Compared to some of the modern cruise ships, it is a bit small.
I looked into the specifications for the ship and it appears that she could carry 626 passengers; a fraction of a modern cruise ship’s capacity.
Ayn Rand...a spoof from The Onion, right?
Maybe if we asked nicely, the Turks would recycle the footage from all the episodes. Thanks DogByte6RER.
Sad when I heard about this. Hate it for any good ship, but much so for this happy memory of my youthful days of nice TV.
My wife decided to play a couple of dollars worth of quarters in the casino. After just a couple of spins the machine "jammed". She had won the $1200 jackpot. We didn't sweat the incidental expenses on the trip after that.
She gave away the t-shirt which had on it, "I won the jackpot on the Love Boat". Might have been worth something today.
She will suffer the fate of most ships, the bottom or the breakers.
She is listing because all the used condoms shifted to one side.
Never did work out which one was the Lido deck.
I do recall a coked out of her mind Lauren Toews appearing on all star Family Feud....
Loren Toews was a Steelers linebacker
They’re going to bring the show back, but this time they’re calling it “The Meaningful Overnight Relationship Boat.”
I’ll be here all week. Enjoy the chicken.
Ayn Rand! I am in literal tears. What a payoff for reading every name in the dais!
I don’t know whether to breathe a sigh of relief, or wonder how the heck I got so old so quickly......
The “Lido deck” is the disco deck.
When I was on Capitol Hill, supposedly Rep. Fred Grandy was on the elevator in one of the House Office Buildings. An intern got on, and quipped, “Lido deck, please” and was fired shortly thereafter.
McClean Stevenson, Forrest Tucker, Sonny Bono, and Ethel Merman are rolling over in their graves.
Fred turned out to be an old school Republican but seemed to lose his goofy sense of humor along the way, assuming he ever had one.
Ahh yes, “The Love Boat”, where washed-up actors could go to make a quick buck.