Come Aboard The Real Love Boat®

There’s romance on the high seas with Princess Cruises®

In the wake of the hit 1970s TV series, singles are sailing Princess Cruises on The Real Love Boat. During the original show’s decade-long run, Princess made waves as Captain Stubing and his crew helped guests navigate shipboard romances. Fans fell in love with cruising, and Princess became known as the "Best Cruise Line for Romance" — and inspired the modern-day reality series. So come aboard, we’re expecting you.

Set a Course for Adventure

Real-life singles search for romance on The Real Love Boat

The Inspiration Behind The Real Love Boat

Why Princess Cruises and The Love Boat are a match made at sea
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Discover the Legacy of The Love Boat

The popular show struck a chord from its inaugural season in 1977 and quickly made Princess a household name. Today, the romance of sailing the high seas is a legacy that continues.

  • Princess and The Love Boat share a star plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • The late Gavin Macleod , who played Captain Merrill Stubing, was a lifelong cruise enthusiast and served as our Global Ambassador for more than three decades
  • Jill Whelan, who played his daughter Vicki, continues her tradition as our Celebrations Ambassador
  • In honor of the 50th anniversary of Princess Cruises, the original cast came together to name and christen Regal Princess®
  • You can catch The Love Boat streaming on demand on Paramount+

Watch the show on demand on Paramount+

Paramount+ streaming is currently available in the U.S. and Canada.

Feel the Romance Aboard Princess Cruises

Love, life’s sweetest reward, is right here on Princess. Discover all the ways to celebrate romance and enjoy well-deserved time together with your loved ones.

Give In to the Romance of Princess


Create your own Love Boat getaway. No matter what your mood, Princess can bring shared dreams to life. Sip on champagne that finds you as you take in the sunset from your balcony and walk hand in hand on faraway shores; spend a day at the spa and ease into an evening of lavish dining and entertainment. Discover why Princess has been named the "Best Cruise Line for Romance." 

Learn more about romance on a Princess Cruise

Linked by the Sea


Fall in love with these true-life stories from the sea. From finding romance on the dance floor to friendships created in a leap of faith, these stories reveal how sailing with Princess builds bridges that last a lifetime.

View our cruise blog "Link by the Sea"

Celebrate Your Love at Sea


Princess makes milestone moments extra special with packages and experiences like a flower-filled ceremony, a candlelit dinner and a couple’s massage. You can even honor your romance by renewing your vows; after all, Princess holds the Guinness World Record for the largest mass renewal of vows ceremonies on board Regal Princess®, Royal Princess® and Crown Princess® — officiated by Gavin MacLeod himself!

Browse our wedding and romance packages

"Real Love Boat" Moments

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