Title: The Love Boat
Series: 10
Episodes: 250
First Transmission: 1977

Each week, passengers looking for romance board the beautiful Pacific Princess cruise ship as it sails to tropical and exotic lands. Captain Stubing, Julie, Gopher, Dr. Adam, and Isaac help them to get the most out of their trips and do their best to help them fall in love.

Best Episode

No Girls for Doc/Marriage of Convenience/The Caller/The Witness (1980) – In this special 90-minute episode that guest stars theatre icon Helen Hayes, the actress’ character navigates romance after becoming a widow. Also, a district attorney falls for the woman he has in protective custody, and Doc swears off his own romances for a while.

Worst Episode

Miss Mom/Who’s the Champ/Gopher’s Delusion (1986) – Hulk Hogan plays himself, as two flamboyant pro wrestlers vie for a win in the ring, a situation complicated by the fact that one of the grapplers is romantically interested in his opponent’s sister ; a single mother-to-be and a writer share an unusual relationship; Gopher thinks he’s the captain after being hypnotized.

Episode Ranking Graph

Full Episode List

Key:-Blue episodes rated above par. Brown episodes rated below par.

#1 The New Love Boat – The Newlyweds/The Exchange/Cleo’s First Voyage (1977)
#2 Captain & the Lady/Centerfold/One if by Land… (1977)
#3 A Tasteful Affair/Oh, Dale!/The Main Event (1977)
#4 Ex Plus Y/Golden Agers/Graham and Kelly (1977)
#5 Message for Maureen/Gotcha/Acapulco Connection (1977)
#6 Isaac the Groupie/Mr. Popularity/Help! Murder! (1977)
#7 The Joker Is Mild/Take My Granddaughter, Please/First Time Out (1977)
#8 Julie’s Old Flame/The Jinx/The Identical Problem (1977)
#9 Lost and Found/The Understudy/Married Singles (1977)
#10 The Captain’s Captain/Romance Roulette/Hounded (A Dog’s Life) (1977)
#11 Dear Beverly/The Strike/Special Delivery (1977)
#12 Lonely at the Top/Silent Night/Divorce Me, Please (1977)
#13 The Old Man and the Runaway/The Painters/A Fine Romance (1977)
#14 Too Hot to Handle/Family Reunion/Cinderella Story (1978)
#15 Isaac’s Double Standard/One More Time/Chimpanzeeshines (1978)
#16 The Eyes of Love/Masquerade/Hollywood Royalty/The Caper: Part 1 (1978)
#17 The Eyes of Love/Masquerade/Hollywood Royalty/The Caper: Part 2 (1978)
#18 Winner Take Love/The Congressman Was Indiscreet/Isaac’s History Lesson (1978)
#19 Last of the Stubings/Million Dollar Man/The Sisters (1978)
#20 A Very Special Girl/Until the Last Goodbye/The Inspector (1978)
#21 Memories of You/Computerman/Parlez Vous? (1978)
#22 Taking Sides/Going by the Book/A Friendly Little Game (1978)
#23 A Selfless Love/The Nubile Nurse/Parents Know Best (1978)
#24 Musical Cabins (1978)
#25 The Business of Love/Crash Diet Crisis/I’ll Never Fall in Love Again (1978)
#26 Pacific Princess Overtures/Gopher, the Rebel/Cabin Fever (1978)
#27 Marooned/The Search/Isaac’s Holiday: Part 1 (1978)
#28 Marooned/The Search/Isaac’s Holiday: Part 2 (1978)
#29 Rocky/Julie’s Dilemma/Who’s Who? (1978)
#30 The Man Who Loved Women/A Different Girl/Oh, My Aching Brother (1978)
#31 Julie’s Aunt/Where Is It Written?/The Big Deal (1978)
#32 Mike and Ike/The Witness/The Kissing Bandit (1978)
#33 Ship of Ghouls (1978)
#34 A Time for Everything/The Song Is Ended/Accidental Cruise/Anoushka (1978)
#35 Till Death Do Us Part-Maybe/Locked Away/Chubs (1978)
#36 The Minister and the Stripper/Her Own Two Feet/Tony’s Family (1978)
#37 Heads or Tails/Mona of the Movies/The Little People (1978)
#38 The Captain’s Cup/The Folks from Home/Legal Eagle (1978)
#39 El Kid/The Last Hundred Bucks/Isosceles Triangle (1978)
#40 Julie Falls Hard/Double Wedding/The Dummies (1978)
#41 My Sister, Irene/The ‘Now’ Marriage/Second Time Around (1979)
#42 Gopher’s Opportunity/The Switch/Home Sweet Home (1979)
#43 Second Chance/Don’t Push Me/Like Father, Like Son (1979)
#44 Alas, Poor Dwyer/After the War/Itsy Bitsy/Ticket to Ride/Disco Baby: Part 1 (1979)
#45 Alas, Poor Dwyer/After the War/Itsy Bitsy/Ticket to Ride/Disco Baby: Part 2 (1979)
#46 Best of Friends/Aftermath/Dream Boat (1979)
#47 A Good and Faithful Servant/The Secret Life of Burl Smith/Tug of War/Designated Lover (1979)
#48 Love Me, Love My Dog/Poor Little Rich Girl/The Decision (1979)
#49 A Funny Valentine/The Wallflower/Home is Not a Home (1979)
#50 Ages of Man/Bo ‘n Sam/Families (1979)
#51 Murder on the High Seas/Sounds of Silence/Cyrano de Bricker (1979)
#52 April’s Return/Super Mom/I’ll See You Again (1979)
#53 Third Wheel/Grandmother’s Day/Second String Mom (1979)
#54 Alaska Wedding Cruise: Buddy and Portia’s Story/Julie’s Story/Carol and Doug’s Story/Peter and Alicia’s Story: Part 1 (1979)
#55 Alaska Wedding Cruise: Buddy and Portia’s Story/Julie’s Story/Carol and Doug’s Story/Peter and Alicia’s Story: Part 2 (1979)
#56 The Grass Is Always Greener/Three Stages of Love/Oldies But Goodies (1979)
#57 Going My Way/Dance with Me/Doc, Be Patient (1979)
#58 The Scoop/The Audit Couple/My Boyfriend’s Back (1979)
#59 Gopher’s Greatest Hits/The Vacation/One Rose a Day (1979)
#60 The Reunion/Haven’t I Seen You?/Crew Confessions (1979)
#61 Play by Play/Cindy/What’s a Brother For? (1979)
#62 Trial Romance/Never Say Goodbye/A New Woman (1979)
#63 The Love Lamp Is Lit/Critical Success/Rent a Family/Take My Boyfriend, Please/The Man in Her Life: Part 1 (1979)
#64 The Love Lamp Is Lit/Critical Success/Rent a Family/Take My Boyfriend, Please/The Man in Her Life: Part 2 (1979)
#65 The Brotherhood of the Sea/Letter to Babycakes/Daddy’s Pride (1979)
#66 Not Now, I’m Dying/Too Young to Love/Eleanor’s Return (1979)
#67 The Stimulation of Stephanie/Life Begins at 40/The Next Step (1979)
#68 The Harder They Fall/The Spider Serenade/Next Door Wife (1979)
#69 Making the Grade/The Gift/Doc’s ‘Ex’ Change (1979)
#70 April’s Love/We Three/Happy Ending (1980)
#71 Kinfolk/Sis & the Slicker/Moonlight & Moonshine/Too Close for Comfort/The Affair: Part 1 (1980)
#72 Kinfolk/Sis & the Slicker/Moonlight & Moonshine/Too Close for Comfort/The Affair: Part 2 (1980)
#73 Rent a Romeo/Matchmaker, Matchmaker/Y’ Gotta Have Heart (1980)
#74 The Remake/The Perfect Match/The Captain’s Ne’er Do Well Brother (1980)
#75 Not So Fast, Gopher/Haven’t We Met Before?/Seoul Mates (1980)
#76 Another Time, Another Place/Doctor Who/Gopher’s Engagement (1980)
#77 Dumb Luck/Tres Amigos/Hey, Jealous Lover (1980)
#78 Celebration/Captain Papa/Honeymoon Pressure (1980)
#79 Vicki’s First Love/The High Cost of Loving/Accident Prone (1980)
#80 Invisible Maniac/September Song/Peekaboo (1980)
#81 No Girls for Doc/Marriage of Convenience/The Caller/The Witness (1980)
#82 Sergeant Bull/Friends and Lovers/Miss Mother (1980)
#83 The Family Plan/The Promoter/May the Best Man Win/Forever Engaged/The Judges: Part 1 (1980)
#84 The Family Plan/The Promoter/May the Best Man Win/Forever Engaged/The Judges: Part 2 (1980)
#85 Target Gopher/The Major’s Wife/Strange Honeymoon/The Oilman Cometh (1980)
#86 The Mallory Quest/Julie, the Vamp/The Offer: Part 1 (1980)
#87 The Mallory Quest/Julie, the Vamp/The Offer: Part 2 (1980)
#88 The Horse Lover/Secretary to the Stars/Julie’s Decision/Gopher and Isaac Buy a Horse/Village People Ride Again (1980)
#89 The Baby Alarm/Tell Her She’s Great/Matchmaker, Matchmaker Times Two (1980)
#90 She Stole His Heart/Return of the Captain’s Brother/Swag and Mag (1980)
#91 Boomerang/Captain’s Triangle/Out of This World (1980)
#92 That’s My Dad/The Captain’s Bird/Captive Audience (1980)
#93 Doc’s Dismissal/A Frugal Pair/The Girl Next Door (1981)
#94 Isaac’s Teacher/Seal of Approval/The Successor (1981)
#95 The Trigamist/Jealousy/From Here to Maternity (1981)
#96 First Voyage, Last Voyage/April, the Ninny/The Loan Arranger (1981)
#97 Gopher’s Bride/Love with a Married Man/Not Tonight, Jack! (1981)
#98 Lose One, Win One/The $10,000 Lover/Mind My Wife (1981)
#99 Aquaphobiac/Humpty Dumpty/The Starmaker (1981)
#100 Return of the Ninny/Touchdown Twins/Split Personality (1981)
#101 Quiet, My Wife’s Listening/Eye of the Beholder/The Nudist from Sunshine Gardens (1981)
#102 Clothes Make the Girl/Black Sheep/Hometown Doc (1981)
#103 Sally’s Paradise/I Love You, Too, Smith/Mama and Me (1981)
#104 The Duel/Two for Julie/Aunt Hilly (1981)
#105 That Old Gang of Mine/Love with a Skinny Stranger/Vicki and the Gambler (1981)
#106 This Year’s Model/The Model Marriage/Vogue Rogue/Too Clothes for Comfort/Original Sin: Part 1 (1981)
#107 This Year’s Model/The Model Marriage/Vogue Rogue/Too Clothes for Comfort/Original Sin: Part 2 (1981)
#108 Maid for Each Other/Lost and Found/Then There Were Two (1981)
#109 Tony and Julie/Separate Beds/America’s Sweetheart (1981)
#110 The Expedition/Julie’s Wedding/The Mongala/Julie’s Replacement/The Three R’s/The Professor’s Wife: Part 1 (1981)
#111 The Expedition/Julie’s Wedding/The Mongala/Julie’s Replacement/The Three R’s/The Professor’s Wife: Part 2 (1981)
#112 Two Grapes on the Vine/Aunt Sylvia/Deductible Divorce (1981)
#113 The Incredible Hunk/Isaac, the Marriage Counselor/Jewels & Jim (1981)
#114 Country Blues/Daddy’s Little Girl/Jackpot (1981)
#115 Chef’s Special/Beginning Anew/Kleinschmidt (1981)
#116 The Lady from Laramie/Vicki Swings/Phantom Bride (1981)
#117 Farnsworth’s Fling/Three in a Bed/I Remember Helen/Merrill, Melanie & Melanesia/Gopher Farnsworth Smith: Part 1 (1981)
#118 Farnsworth’s Fling/Three in a Bed/I Remember Helen/Merrill, Melanie & Melanesia/Gopher Farnsworth Smith: Part 2 (1981)
#119 Love, Honor and Obey/Gladys and Agnes/Radioactive Isaac (1981)
#120 He’s My Brother/Zeke and Zelda/Teach Me Tonight (1981)
#121 Take a Letter, Vicki/The Floating Bridge Game/The Joy of Celibacy (1981)
#122 Doc Take the Fifth/Safety Last/A Business Affair (1982)
#123 Good Neighbors/Captain’s Portrait/Familiar Faces (1982)
#124 I Don’t Play Anymore/Gopher’s Roomate/Crazy for You (1982)
#125 Green, But Not Jolly/Past Perfect Love/Instant Family (1982)
#126 The Return of the Captain’s Lady/Love Ain’t Illegal/The Irresistible Man (1982)
#127 His Girls Friday/A Wife for Wilfred/The Girl Who Stood Still (1982)
#128 New York, A.C./Live It Up/All’s Fair in Love and War (1982)
#129 The Musical/My Ex-Mom/The Show Must Go On/The Pest/My Aunt, the Worrier: Part 1 (1982)
#130 The Musical/My Ex-Mom/The Show Must Go On/The Pest/My Aunt, the Worrier: Part 2 (1982)
#131 Pride of the Pacific/The Viking’s Son/Separate Vacations/The Experiment/Getting to Know You: Part 1 (1982)
#132 Pride of the Pacific/The Viking’s Son/Separate Vacations/The Experiment/Getting to Know You: Part 2 (1982)
#133 Isaac Gets Physical/She Brought Her Mother Along/Cold Feet (1982)
#134 Burl of My Dreams/Meet the Author/Rhymes, Riddles, and Romance (1982)
#135 Pal-I-Mony-O-Mine/Does Father Know Best?/An ‘A’ for Gopher (1982)
#136 April in Boston/Saving Grace/Breaks of Life (1982)
#137 A Dress to Remember (1982)
#138 Mothers Don’t Do That/Marrying for Money/Substitute Lover (1982)
#139 The Italian Cruise: Venetian Love Song/Down for the Count/Arrividerci, Gopher/The Arrangement: Part 1 (1982)
#140 The Italian Cruise: Venetian Love Song/Down for the Count/Arrividerci, Gopher/The Arrangement: Part 2 (1982)
#141 The Anniversary Gift/Honey Bee Mine/Bewigged, Bothered and Bewildered (1982)
#142 The Same Wavelength/Winning Isn’t Everything/A Honeymoon for Horace (1982)
#143 Command Performance/Hyde and Seek/Sketchy Love (1982)
#144 The Groupies/The Audition/Doc’s Nephew (1982)
#145 The Spoonmaker Diamond/Papa Doc/The Role Model/Julie’s Tycoon: Part 1 (1982)
#146 The Spoonmaker Diamond/Papa Doc/The Role Model/Julie’s Tycoon: Part 2 (1982)
#147 Thanksgiving Cruise: The Best of Friends/Too Many Dads/Love Will Find a Way (1982)
#148 The Man in the Iron Shorts/The Victims/Heavens to Betsy (1982)
#149 The Tomorrow Lady/Father, Dear Father/Still Life (1982)
#150 Baby Talk/My Friend, the Executrix/Programmed for Love (1982)
#151 The Christmas Presence (1982)
#152 Paroled to Love/First Impressions/Love Finds Florence Nightingale (1983)
#153 The Captain’s Replacement/Sly as a Fox/Here Comes the Bride – Maybe (1983)
#154 Doc’s Big Case/Senior Sinners/A Booming Romance (1983)
#155 Gopher’s Daisy/Our Son, the Lawyer/Salvaged Romance (1983)
#156 Isaac’s Aegean Affair/The Captain and the Kid/Poor Rich Man/The Dean and the Flunkee: Part 1 (1983)
#157 Isaac’s Aegean Affair/The Captain and the Kid/Poor Rich Man/The Dean and the Flunkee: Part 2 (1983)
#158 The Zinging Valentine/The Very Temporary Secretary/Final Score (1983)
#159 The Captain’s Crush/Out of My Hair/Off-Course Romance (1983)
#160 I Like to Be in America/He Ain’t Heavy/Abby’s Maiden Voyage (1983)
#161 Vicki’s Dilemma/Discount Romance/Loser & Still Champ (1983)
#162 So Help Me Hannah/The Maid Cleans Up/C.P.R, I.O.U. (1983)
#163 The Dog Show: Putting on the Dog/Going to the Dogs/Women’s Best Friend/Whose Dog Is It Anyway? (1983)
#164 The Professor Has Class/When the Magic Disappears/We, the Jury (1983)
#165 Hits and Missus/Return of Annabelle/Just Plain Folks Medicine/Caught in the Act/The Real Thing/Do Not Disturb/Lulu & Kenny (Country Music Jamboree): Part 1 (1983)
#166 Hits and Missus/Return of Annabelle/Just Plain Folks Medicine/Caught in the Act/The Real Thing/Do Not Disturb/Lulu & Kenny (Country Music Jamboree): Part 2 (1983)
#167 Fountain of Youth/Bad Luck Cabin/Uncle Daddy (1983)
#168 China Cruise: The Pledge/East Meets West/Dear Roberta/My Two Dumplings: Part 1 (1983)
#169 China Cruise: The Pledge/East Meets West/Dear Roberta/My Two Dumplings: Part 2 (1983)
#170 Bricker’s Boy/Lotions of Love/The Hustlers (1983)
#171 Youth Takes a Holiday/Don’t Leave Home Without It/Prisoner of Love (1983)
#172 Rhino of the Year/One Last Time/For Love or Money (1983)
#173 Friend of the Family/Affair on Demand/Just Another Pretty Face (1983)
#174 Japan Cruise: When Worlds Collide/The Captain and the Geisha/The Lottery Winners/The Emperor’s Fortune: Part 1 (1983)
#175 Japan Cruise: When Worlds Collide/The Captain and the Geisha/The Lottery Winners/The Emperor’s Fortune: Part 2 (1983)
#176 Long Time No See/The Bear Essence/Kisses and Makeup (1983)
#177 Julie and the Bachelor/Set-up for Romance/Intensive Care (1983)
#178 The World’s Greatest Kisser/Don’t Take My Wife, Please/The Reluctant Father (1983)
#179 Dee Dee’s Dilemma/Julie’s Blind Date/The Prize Winner (1983)
#180 The Misunderstanding/Love Below Decks/The End Is Near (1983)
#181 The Last Case/Looking for Mr. Wilson/Love on Strike (1983)
#182 How Do I Love Thee?/No More Alimony/Authoress! Authoress! (1984)
#183 The Buck Stops Here/For Better or Worse/Bet on It (1984)
#184 Aunt Emma, I Love You/Hoopla/The First Romance (1984)
#185 Ace in the Hole/Uncle Joey’s Song/Father in the Cradle (1984)
#186 Hong Kong Cruise: Polly’s Poker Palace/Shop Ahoy/Double Date/The Hong Kong Affair/Two Tails of a City: Part 1 (1984)
#187 Hong Kong Cruise: Polly’s Poker Palace/Shop Ahoy/Double Date/The Hong Kong Affair/Two Tails of a City: Part 2 (1984)
#188 Ace’s Valet/Mother Comes First/Hit or Miss America (1984)
#189 The Lady and the Maid/Love Is Blind/The Babymakers (1984)
#190 Side by Side/A Fish Out of Water/Rub Me Tender (1984)
#191 A Rose is Not a Rose/Novelties/Too Rich and Too Thin (1984)
#192 Dreamboat/Gopher, Isaac & the Starlet/The Parents/The Importance of Being Johnny/Julie and the Producer: Part 1 (1984)
#193 Dreamboat/Gopher, Isaac & the Starlet/The Parents/The Importance of Being Johnny/Julie and the Producer: Part 2 (1984)
#194 Best Ex-Friends/All the Congressman’s Women/Three Faces of Love (1984)
#195 The Crew’s Cruise Director/What a Drag/Doc’s Slump (1984)
#196 Vicki and the Fugitive/Lady in the Window/Stolen Years/Dutch Treat: Part 1 (1984)
#197 Vicki and the Fugitive/Lady in the Window/Stolen Years/Dutch Treat: Part 2 (1984)
#198 Ace Meets the Champ/Why Justin Can’t Read/Call Me a Doctor (1984)
#199 Only the Good Die Young/Honey Beats the Odds/The Light of Another Day (1984)
#200 Soap Gets in Your Eyes/A Match Made in Heaven/Tugs of the Heart (1984)
#201 And One to Grow On/Seems Like Old Times/I’ll Never Forget What’s Her Name (1984)
#202 Aerobic April/The Wager/Story of the Century (1984)
#203 The Last Heist/Starting Over/Watching the Master (1984)
#204 By Hook or by Crook/Revenge with the Proper Stranger/Don’t Get Mad, Get Even (1984)
#205 My Mother, My Chaperone/The Present/The Death and Life of Sir Albert Demerest/Welcome Aboard: Part 1 (1984)
#206 My Mother, My Chaperone/The Present/The Death and Life of Sir Albert Demerest/Welcome Aboard: Part 2 (1984)
#207 Paying the Piper/Baby Sister/Help Wanted (1984)
#208 Country Blues/A Matter of Taste/Frat Brothers Forever (1984)
#209 Santa, Santa, Santa/Another Dog Gone Christmas/Noel’s Christmas Carol (1984)
#210 Instinct/Unmade for Each Other/BOS (1985)
#211 Ace Takes the Test/The Counterfeit Couple/The Odd Triple (1985)
#212 Love on the Line/Don’t Call Me Gopher/Her Honor, the Mayor (1985)
#213 Scandinavia Cruise: Girl of the Midnight Sun/There’ll Be Some Changes Made/Too Many Isaacs/Mr. Smith Goes to Stockholm: Part 1 (1985)
#214 Scandinavia Cruise: Girl of the Midnight Sun/There’ll Be Some Changes Made/Too Many Isaacs/Mr. Smith Goes to Stockholm: Part 2 (1985)
#215 Ace Takes a Holiday/The Runaway/Courier (1985)
#216 Getting Started/Daughter’s Dilemma/The Captain Wears Pantyhose (1985)
#217 Vicki’s Gentleman Caller/Partners to the End/The Perfect Arrangment (1985)
#218 Judy Hits a Low Note/Love Times Two/The Problem with Papa (1985)
#219 Charmed, I’m Sure/Ashes to Ashes/No Dad of Mine (1985)
#220 Caribbean Cruise: Call Me Grandma/A Gentleman of Discretion/The Perfect Divorce/Letting Go: Part 1 (1985)
#221 Caribbean Cruise: Call Me Grandma/A Gentleman of Discretion/The Perfect Divorce/Letting Go: Part 2 (1985)
#222 A Day in Port (1985)
#223 Your Money or Your Wife/Joint Custody/The Temptations (1985)
#224 Hidden Treasure/Picture from the Past/Ace’s Salary (1985)
#225 The German Cruise: The Villa/The Racer’s Edge/Love or Money/The Accident: Part 1 (1985)
#226 The German Cruise: The Villa/The Racer’s Edge/Love or Money/The Accident: Part 2 (1985)
#227 Forties Fantasy (1985)
#228 Good Time Girls/Iron Man/Soap War (1985)
#229 Trouble in Paradise/No More Mister Nice Guy/The Mermaid and the Cop (1985)
#230 Roommates/Heartbreaker/Out of the Blue (1985)
#231 The Father of the Bride/The Best Man/Members of the Wedding (1986)
#232 Picture Me a Spy/Daredevil/Sleeper (1986)
#233 Hippies and Yuppies/Frat Wars/Return of the Lambdas (1986)
#234 Miss Mom/Who’s the Champ/Gopher’s Delusion (1986)
#235 Egyptian Cruise: Part 1 (1986)
#236 Egyptian Cruise: Part 2 (1986)
#237 Hello, Emily/The Tour Guide/The Winning Number (1986)
#238 The Second Time Around/Hello, Spencer/Runaway, Go Home (1986)
#239 The Art Lover/Couples/Made for Each Other (1986)
#240 Second Banana/The Prodigy/What Goes Around Comes Around (1986)
#241 Gothic Romance/Whatever Happened to Crazy Joe Flash?/We’ll Meet Again (1986)
#242 The Will/Deja Vu/The Prediction (1986)
#243 Spain Cruise: The Matadors/Mrs. Jameson Comes Out/Love’s Labors Found/Marry Me, Marry Me: Part 1 (1986)
#244 Spain Cruise: The Matadors/Mrs. Jameson Comes Out/Love’s Labors Found/Marry Me, Marry Me: Part 2 (1986)
#245 My Stepmother, Myself/Almost Roommates/Cornerback Sneak (1986)
#246 Happily Ever After/Have I Got a Job for You/Mr. Smith Goes to Minikulu (1986)
#247 The Shipshape Cruise (1986)
#248 The Christmas Cruise: Part 1 (1986)
#249 The Christmas Cruise: Part 2 (1986)
#250 Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? (1987)