MS Pacific – The Love Boat dies in Aliağa

Α cruise ship owned and operated by the Brazil-based Viagens CVC. She was built for Flagship Cruises in 1971 by the company Nordseewerke in Emden, West Germany, and named Sea Venture.

She operated cruises between the United States and Bermuda. Between 1975 and 2002 she sailed for Princess Cruises as Pacific Princess, becoming famous for appearing in the romantic comedy anthology TV series The Love Boat, airing from 1977 to 1986, along with several later made-for-TV movies with the same theme.

The Love Boat before the end / Image source

In 2008, the Pacific was chartered for short cruises to Spain, and retired in 2012 to to a company specializing in ship breaking. On August 2013, she arrived in Aliağa to be dismantled.

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