Once in a while I do watch an episode. The world has changed a lot since then and cruising was never quite like the way it was portrayed on ( The Love Boat ).
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Vision OTS 2-14-2015
My mother loved the show and I watched a number of episodes with her. Even then I thought it was corny and that show kept me from cruising for a LONG time. I thought it would be a boring experience with a lot of "mature" people.
It took about 25 years to find out that it wasn't boring and while there are a number of mature folks they are a lot of fun.
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So many of the older faded celebs, who once had glorious film careers, appeared on the show..All the problems were fixed in an hour..how lucky, huh? I remember the first episode, with the different cast too.
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There is a certain amount of innocence that comes over me when I watch these old reruns...in many ways the show was ahead of it's time..it feature a woman (Jule) as assistant CD and a minority (Issac) as the head bartendar..the allure of the seas enabled guests who boarded with relationship issues to work towards a reunion within 7 days...if you notice, no one ever "signed" for any service by showing their S&S card...don't remember any shows with rough seas due to hurricanes...kids were always well behaved...the guest services desk was always able to resolve issues...never saw a final bill be placed under your door the final night..no. chair hoarders on sea days..no lines
The weekly guest stars were the "reality tv stars" of their time
I know there were 1-2 attempts to revive the format but they failed miserably...in light of the popularity of cruising these days, I am surprise there has not been another attempt