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Offline luzparis

Pacific Princess, ex Sea Venture (The Love Boat)
« on: Jan 04, 2012, 10:48 PM »
 this is a nice video of this great ship  the world famous LOVE BOAT ,
in this moment the ship is in Genova.

waiting the future ....


or the link for some nice pictures http://federicagrappasonni.tumblr.com/
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Re: Pacific ex Pacific Princess
« Reply #1 on: Jan 05, 2012, 09:57 PM »
Famous, attractive ship in lay-up... lights on but only a handful aboard... where have we heard that before!!

Great video Pat, thanks for sharing!
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Re: Pacific ex Pacific Princess (The Love Boat)
« Reply #2 on: Jan 05, 2012, 10:48 PM »
How long has she been laid up?

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Re: Pacific ex Pacific Princess (The Love Boat)
« Reply #3 on: Jan 06, 2012, 05:28 PM »
 She's the twin to Discovery, still sailing from Britain owned by All Leisure Holidays, see other item on Discovery for more info......

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Pacific Princess (the Love Boat).... sold for scrap
« Reply #4 on: Mar 10, 2012, 09:59 PM »
With the gut wrenching news that The Love Boat (Pacific Princess) has been sold for scrap, how many of us on here remember the series and would enjoy watching it on TV

As a very young teenager l would sit glued to the TV ,the titles would roll, that memorable tune (sung by Jack Jones, which he also sang onboard in 1987 on the QE2s maiden voyage in the Grand Lounge, but thats another story... ::) )  and the views of The Love Boat as the gangway was retracted, the whistle would blow & off we would sail from the port of LA, whisked away to another word  on another adventure on the high seas. The usual call at Marzipan (yes l know thats not its proper name, but l can never remember what its called)
This programme in some ways was my first impression of cruising, and didnt it look fun.

Anyway so l guess its goodbye to Captain Stubing, Gopher,Issac, Doc and Julie.. I for one am going to miss you !!! :'( :'( :'( :'(
But thanks to the DVD l bought last year, for me The Love Boat lives on...
Come aboard We 're expecting you
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Re: The Love boat....sold for scrap
« Reply #5 on: Mar 10, 2012, 10:28 PM »
Sad news for this ship :'(

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Re: Pacific Princess (the Love Boat).... sold for scrap
« Reply #6 on: Mar 11, 2012, 02:52 AM »
"The Love Boat" first aired in September 1977 right after my family's vacation that July which included our 6th and 7th transAtlantic crossings on the QE2.  My interest in QE2 at that point was strong so this new show about a cruise ship particularly interested me. 

I remember thinking how modern the Pacific Princess looked and, I will admit here, how I thought she looked better than QE2 at the time.  I look back on that now and laugh knowing that the the PP was only 2 years younger than QE2 (Sea Venture '71-'75, PP '75-'02) and how much better QE2 was/is overall.  I watched that show religiously for the first 2 or 3 seasons and intermittently after that (college distractions).

Regardless, the Pacific Princess' scrapping will to me be  almost like losing and old, familiar friend.

Offline highlander0108

Re: Pacific Princess (the Love Boat).... sold for scrap
« Reply #7 on: Mar 11, 2012, 06:13 PM »
I also grew up watching the series.  Glad to see it was as popular overseas as it was here.  So sad to see her go.   :(

Shameless plug, but I did a blogpost on the news the other day.

http://qe2-prideoftheclyde.blogspot.com/2012/03/love-boat-final-episode.html
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Re: Pacific ex Pacific Princess (The Love Boat)
« Reply #8 on: Mar 12, 2012, 12:40 AM »
Wow, I had forgotten what she looked like, her interiors are quite attractive even by today's standards...the interior sets for the T.V. show did not do her real interiors justice.  Noticed her bow anchors are missing.  That bow shot shows her very pronounced tumblehome.  Pity that ships aren't eternal, like a person, they have a birth, a life and, an end/death.  Captain John Treasure Jones remarked about the Queen Mary:

"I'm always very sorry to see a very nice ship end it's days, but it's inevitable of course, but both ships and us have a, have a time limit and the day must come when we, when we, we go, and this applies to ships as to human beings"
« Last Edit: Mar 12, 2012, 05:36 AM by RMeneses »

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Re: Pacific ex Pacific Princess (The Love Boat)
« Reply #9 on: Mar 13, 2012, 10:24 AM »
She was originally the Sea venture, which came and took the passengers off QE2 when she broke down off Bermuda, with oil in the boiler feed water, April 1st 1974. QE2 was without main power for approx 2 weeks and was towed to Bermuda.

Offline Mauretania1907

Re: Pacific Princess, ex Sea Venture (The Love Boat)
« Reply #10 on: Mar 16, 2012, 07:11 AM »
 :'( Poor little Love Boat, no love for you on the breakers' beach. Can someone give me a date for her demise for my records, please. At least she had a long and happy life, from 1970 to 2007, then laid up. Not like another ship I could name, which lies on her side, wrecked far too soon.
I also saw a few episodes of 'the Love Boat', I thought Pacific Princess was easily the star of the show!

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Love Boat sold for scrap?
« Reply #11 on: Jun 09, 2012, 05:51 AM »
Link to the former "Love Boat"--former Pacific Princess sold for scrap.


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

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Re: Love Boat sold for scrap?
« Reply #12 on: Jun 10, 2012, 07:30 PM »
Link to the former "Love Boat"--former Pacific Princess sold for scrap.


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

Thanks for this, she looks absolutely lovely!  What a shame that she has to end her days too. 
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Re: Pacific Princess, ex Sea Venture (The Love Boat)
« Reply #13 on: Jun 12, 2012, 06:10 PM »
Perhaps she has gained a reprieve?

http://travel.usatoday.com/cruises/post/2012/06/love-boat-pacific-princess-cruise/714251/1

This also contains a link to a series of photographs taken by Peter Knego.

And at the bottom of the page, photograph links for so many other ships!

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Re: Pacific Princess, ex Sea Venture (The Love Boat)
« Reply #14 on: Jun 15, 2012, 12:49 PM »
I believe it must have been the same ship, Pacific Princess, from whose webcam we captured the lovely pictures of QE2 during her last refit in Southampton, 22 April 2008.

The picture turns up from time to time on our virtual webcam, at the bottom of the Forum's main page.

Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Pacific Princess, ex Sea Venture (The Love Boat)
« Reply #15 on: Jun 15, 2012, 08:25 PM »
Same name but different ship Isabelle. The Pacific Princess in lay-up left the Princess fleet in 2002 while the PP that berthed near QE2 in 2008 is a firmer Renaissance ship.

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Re: Pacific ex Pacific Princess (The Love Boat)
« Reply #16 on: Jun 19, 2012, 07:43 AM »
She was originally the Sea venture, which came and took the passengers off QE2 when she broke down off Bermuda, with oil in the boiler feed water, April 1st 1974. QE2 was without main power for approx 2 weeks and was towed to Bermuda.

More about the rescue here :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,2665.msg46922.html#msg46922

Offline Jeff Taylor

Former Pacific Princess in danger of capsizing
« Reply #17 on: Aug 14, 2013, 09:26 PM »
Many of you may have seen this news, but the former Pacific Princess, or "love boat" has been hauled from Genoa to Aliga, Turkey for demolition, and in the process has developed what is now a 45 degree list to starboard.  Reportedly two workers died yesterday from sewage fumes in an effort to pump her out, and the problem has only gotten worse.  I've not seen any definitive word on what's causing the list, but obviously she's taking on water somewhere--not surprising given the extent of corrosion she's suffered.  Demolition is on hold pending a resolution of her flooding.

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Re: Pacific Princess, ex Sea Venture (The Love Boat)
« Reply #18 on: Aug 15, 2013, 10:28 AM »
Very sad photos on maritime matters. Makes you think about ships putting to sea when unfit...

I can visualise a Love Boat hotel could have worked somewhere...
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Pacific Princess, ex Sea Venture (The Love Boat)
« Reply #19 on: Aug 16, 2013, 07:01 PM »
Very sad photos on maritime matters. Makes you think about ships putting to sea when unfit...

I can visualise a Love Boat hotel could have worked somewhere...

Here's the link
http://maritimematters.com/2013/08/ex-pacific-princess-heeling-over/
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.