The Love Boat sets a course for adventure: Princess Cruises of the ’80s

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Here’s a look back to the eighties for some adventures on the Love Boat — when you could spend a week or more seeing Alaska, Europe, Australia, the Caribbean, Panama Canal from the deck of a Princess cruise ship for less than $1000 per person.

The Mexican Riviera. Sun, sand and stars. (1981)

Nothing captures it like the Love Boat.

The Pacific Princess is the essence of elegance, comfort and unstinting service. Superb cuisine artfully served as only the Italians can. Our British officers, so charming. Our entertainment and musical revues, the finest afloat.

No other cruise line visits 5 ports in 7 days. Including Acapulco. Magical places. Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Manzanillo, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo.

You get so much more from a Princess Cruise. Join us.

The Love Boat to The Mexican Riviera


The Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera via the incredible Panama Canal. All in one glorious Princess Cruise. (1981)

14 unforgettable days. Soft, tropical nights. Fabulous ports of call.

And your Princess ever the charming hostess. Rise when you will. Join the activities. Or curl up with a book. Dine like royalty. Never have you seen a tableside flambé done so artfully. The service is impeccable.

The Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera via the incredible Panama Canal.


Let Princess take you to the best of Europe (1988)

“Two weeks of cruising Europe on the Love Boat. What could be more perfect? – Gavin McLeod

Copenhagen, Stockholm, Amsterdam, and Russia. Barcelona the French and Italian Rivieras. Venice and the Greek Isles. London. Oslo and the Norwegian Fjords. Istanbul and the Black Sea. And gourmet cuisine, terrific entertainment and Princess service all the way.

Europe on the Love Boat


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Australia: The cruise of a lifetime in just 14 G’Days (1988)

“See Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific on the Love Boat.” – Gavin McLeod

Visit Sydney and Auckland next winter. Exotic Tahiti. Bora Bora and the Fiji Islands. too. All the places you have always dreamed about seeing. All on the world-renowned Sea Princess. With award-winning cuisine, Broadway-style entertainment, and impeccable service.

Just book under deposit by 7/31/88 and save $500 per couple. Fly free from West Coast cities (money-saving air add-ons elsewhere). See your travel agent. Or send in the coupon.

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See Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific on the Love Boat


The Love Boat: Once upon a time, A Princess went to Europe (1989)


Panama Canal (1980)

Explore the Caribbean. See Mexico. 14 lazy days. 

Sail from San Juan on the luxurious Island Princess. Proudly British-registered. Visit an array of fascinating ports. St Thomas, Caracas in South America. Dutch Curacao. Then transit the Panama Canal. An unforgettable adventure.

On to Panama City, exciting Aucopolco, Cabo San Lucas. And Los Angeles. Or sail from Los Angeles visiting several different ports. All Saturday departures.


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Alaska doesn’t end at Glacier Bay. Neither does a Princess Cruise. (1988)

Of course, all of our ships cruise the classic Inside Passage and spectacular Glacier Bay.

But unlike other cruise lines, we don’t stop there. We’ll take you all the way across the Gulf of Alaska to Anchorage, gateway to the interior.

Four luxurious ships and three different itineraries offer you more opportunities to cruise the Gulf and Inside Passage than anyone else. You’ll sail 7 or 10 days past Columbia, the largest glacier in North America, the 16 ice-blue glaciers of College Fiord and the emerald-forested coast of Prince William Sound.

Book under deposit by Jan. 31st, 1988, and cruise for as low as $990 per person, cruise tour for $895. Save up to $400 per couple. Talk with your travel agent about our 4 Alaska cruise itineraries and 39 unique cruise tours. Or send for our free 1988 brochure.

PRINCESS CRUISES – The most famous name in cruising


Alaska. Vast, exciting. A new experience. As only a Princess Cruise can make it. (1982)


Princess Tours: Discover an Alaska most people only imagine (1988)


Royal Princess to the Panama Canal. The cruise by which all others will be measured. (1984)

Sail on the most advanced, most luxurious ship in the world.

The magnificent Royal Princess is destined to change the way America cruises the Panama Canal. Because by any measure of comparison, the Royal Princess is the most spectacular ship in the world.

Only on the Royal Princess will you find every stateroom on the outside. All with large picture windows and with more private verandas than any other ship afloat. She’s also the only ship in the Panama Canal with bathtubs (as well as showers), refrigerators, and color televisions in every stateroom.

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You’ll have the pleasure of more deck space (a full two acres). More swimming pools. More freshwater hot spas. And one of the largest casinos afloat, with gaming tables and over 100 slot machines.

Her spacious public rooms are adorned with the finest furnishings, commissioned art, and beautiful indoor gardens.

And of course, the new Royal Princess continues the Princess dedication to perfection. Our officers are British. Our dining staff Italian. And all are charming and attentive. Within our grand two-tiered dining room, you’ll experience meals so marvelous and varied, they bring new meaning to the word cuisine.

In the evenings, our professional singers and dancers present magical full-production musicals unequaled by any other Panama Canal cruise.

Only Princess gives you St Thomas and San Juan on every cruise

Only on our Panama Canal cruise will you visit both St. Thomas, the number one port in the Caribbean, and legendary San Juan on every single cruise. And only Princess offers you such a wide choice of fantastic itineraries on 14, 11 and 10-day cruises. All including an unforgettable eight-hour transit of the incredible Panama Canal. No one offers you more.

The 1985 Princess Jubilee – Save up to $1200

In celebration of our maiden season, January 12 to May 11, we’re pleased to extend the most extraordinary offer to the Panama Canal in 1985. Enjoy a savings of $1200 per couple on all 14-day cruises, $600 per couple on ll-day cruises and $300 per couple on 10-day cruises. Plus, fly free from most major cities.

Plan your 1985 Royal Princess Panama Canal cruise now and take advantage of these tremendous maiden season Jubilee savings. Make this the year you step up to a fabulous Princess Cruise. Because, at any price, this is the cruise by which all others will be measured.

Caribbean - Royal Princess to the Panama Canal

Princess ships are British-registered.

Contact a travel agent about our fly/cruise program.


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