Princess Cruises Honours “Love Boat” Captain

l-r: Mayor Pro Tem Dante Acosta, Princess Cruises Celebrations Ambassador Jill Whelan,
Honoree Gavin MacLeod,  Princess Cruises President Jan Swartz, and Mayor 
Bob Kellar

Princess Cruises celebrated Gavin MacLeod, the award-winning actor who played Captain Merrill Stubing on the iconic “ Love Boat” TV show, for his 30 years serving as the cruise line’s global ambassador. The City of Santa Clarita, Calif., home of the Princess Cruises headquarters, honoured MacLeod by proclaiming July 6 “Gavin MacLeod Princess Cruises Ambassador Day” during a special ceremony.

Princess Cruises president, Jan Swartz, announced at the event that MacLeod will continue his ambassador duties with an upcoming role as celebrity judge on the ship’s newest onboard entertainment offering, “ The Voice of the Ocean .” 


“We are so proud to honor Gavin MacLeod as our beloved global ambassador and treasure the impact he’s had on not only Princess Cruises but the entire industry over the last 30 years,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president.


“I am deeply humbled by this occasion marking my 30th year serving as global ambassador for Princess Cruises,” said MacLeod. “Promoting Princess has truly been one of the highlights of my life. People still come up to me and tell me that ‘The Love Boat’ gave them something to dream about and now all these years later, cruising is a reality for millions and the growth of the industry just proves that dreams really do come true.”

Princess Cruises Celebrations Ambassador Jill Whelan served as host at the
celebration honoring Gavin MacLeod

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