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Love Boat Captain Cruises Down Under Again in New Video

February 25, 2014 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Gavin MacLeod (Captain Stubing) Mass Wedding Vow Renewal on Sun Princess Sydney Feb 8 (5)More than 30 years after the cult television series The Love Boat filmed a special episode in Sydney, the show’s popular Captain Stubing has released a fun video about his latest tour Down Under, revealing he still loves to be at the helm.

Actor Gavin MacLeod, who played Captain Stubing throughout the 70s show, visited Australia and New Zealand in early February to renew the wedding vows of more than 30 local couples onboard the Australian-based Sun Princess.

The new video captures the highlights of Gavin’s visit to Sydney and Auckland as well as his cruise between the two cities, with Gavin having a little trouble adjusting to his new role as a guest, rather than the captain, onboard the modern Love Boat. The video can be seen here.

Speaking after his tour, Gavin said he had fond memories of The Love Boat’s time down under in 1981, when it filmed a special episode.

Gavin MacLeod (Captain Stubing) Mass Wedding Vow Renewal on Sun Princess Sydney Feb 8“I loved working with Aussies and Kiwis so much so that I came back Down Under to share the love and help some very special couples renew their vows,” he said.

Princess Cruises Vice President Australia & New Zealand Stuart Allison said Gavin’s “love tour” had been a huge success.

“The couples at both vow renewals were thrilled to have Gavin presiding over their ceremony – they were very special and very romantic occasions,” Mr Allison said.

“Gavin’s visit also attracted tens of thousands of social media hits and more than 300 television, print and radio articles.  It just shows the magic of The Love Boat continues.”

The Love Boat first hit TV screens in 1977 with the final pilot shot on the original Sun Princess.  Filmed onboard several Princess Cruises’ ships, the show went on to become one of the longest running TV shows in history, cruising through ten seasons from 1977 to 1986. It is still in syndication in 92 countries worldwide.

To see the video visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzN_fgF159w&feature=youtu.be

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