HOLLYWOOD, Calif (May 10,
– Princess Cruises and the original cast of the "The Love Boat" were
presented a Hollywood Walk of Fame honorary star plaque today in recognition of
their contributions to the history of television and support for the
preservation of the Walk of Fame. Gavin MacLeod (Captain Stubing), Jill Whelan
(Vicki), Ted Lange (Isaac), Bernie Kopell (Doc), Lauren Tewes (Julie) and Fred
Grandy (Gopher) were joined by Leron Gubler, CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of
Commerce, Donelle Dadigan, co-chair of the Hollywood Historic Trust, the superintendent
of the world-famous walk and Jan Swartz, President of Princess Cruises. The
honorary star plaque is located on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the main
entrance to the Dolby Theater.
"The Love Boat"
premiered just over 40 years ago (May 1977), set aboard a cruise ship,
featuring stories of romance, hijinks and adventure on the high seas that
involved characters portrayed by Hollywood's biggest stars of the day. After
the pilot show, "The Love Boat" show went on to enjoy phenomenal success, continuing
for 10 seasons until 1987 as one of the highest-rated, prime-time television
shows in the country. Princess Cruises soon became a household name as the
primary setting and co-star of the popular series, and continues to be known as
the "Love Boat" cruise line today. Pacific Princess and Island
Princess were the two original ships but as the show grew in popularity "The
Love Boat" was filmed aboard many Princess ships at exotic destinations around
"Today marks another extraordinary day in the
history of Princess Cruises. We are honored to be recognized, along with the
original cast of the ‘Love Boat,' as Friends of the Walk of Fame in support of
the preservation of this iconic attraction that draws nearly 10 million
visitors each year," remarked Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. "The
‘Love Boat' opened the hearts and minds of millions of television viewers to
the adventures of cruise travel by way of the exotic destination our ships
visited on the show. Today, our guests continue to create lasting memories and
explore the world on our modern, fleet of 17 premium cruise ships."
Princess Cruises becomes only the third brand
to be recognized as a Friend of the Walk of Fame, joining L'Oréal PARIS and
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About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising,
Princess Cruises is a global premium cruise line and tour company operating a
fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to more than 360 destinations
around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican
Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific,
Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England and World Cruises. A team of professional
destination experts has created more than 150 award-winning itineraries,
ranging in length from three to 111 days and Princess Cruises has been
continuously recognized as "Best Cruise Line for Itineraries."
Cruises continues its multi-year, "Come Back New Promise" – a $450
million-dollar product innovation and cruise ship renovation campaign that will
continue to enhance the line's onboard guest experience. These enhancements
result in more moments of awe, lifetime memories and meaningful stories for
guests to share from their cruise vacation. The product innovations include
partnerships with award-winning Chef Curtis Stone; engaging entertainment
inspired shows with Broadway-legend Stephen Schwartz; immersive activities for the whole family from Discovery and
Animal Planet that include exclusive shore excursion to onboard activities;
the ultimate sleep at sea with the award-winning
Princess Luxury Bed and much more.
new Royal-class ships are currently on order with the next new ship, Sky
Princess, under construction scheduled for delivery in October 2019. The company is part of
Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).
About the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
For more than 97 years, the Hollywood Chamber
of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources,
networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood
business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital.
Donelle Dadigan of the Hollywood Museum, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber
of Commerce Board of Directors 2018-19, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO
of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.
information is available at princess.com/news.
For more information contact:
Brea Burkholz, 661-753-1542, firstname.lastname@example.org