TV Series | TV-G | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Aaron Spelling approached Dick Van Patten as his first choice to play that role of Dr. Adam Brinker. He was already doing Eight Is Enough (1977), and therefore unavailable. The role was ultimately given to Bernie Kopell, a best friend of Van Patten's.
While it made for interesting stories during the run of the show, romantic and sexual liaisons between passengers and crew members were (and still are) forbidden aboard cruise ships for a host of reasons.
In the opening credits, the episode's guest stars are listed first in alphabetical order; then the show's regulars, who are referred to as "your Love Boat crew" (e.g. "Gavin MacLeod as your Captain", etc.).
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