'The Love Boat' ship heads to scrap yard in Turkey

Published August 09, 2013

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The Love Boat is done sailing for good.

The iconic MS Pacific cruise ship, which was featured on the hit 1970s TV show “The Love Boat,” has landed at a ship-breaking yard in Turkey, according to Reuters.

There, the famous boat, which was named Pacific Princess on the series, will be stripped for its metal and parts, Ersin Ceviker of the Ship Recyclers' Association of Turkey, told Reuters.

"This ship has undergone several modifications over its lifespan. It had been decommissioned for five years, and renovation now would have been too costly," Ceviker said.

The boat was featured on the hour-long show set aboard a cruise ship from 1977 to 1986. Many characters on the series found romance—or silly antics—aboard the Pacific Princess.

Turkey's Izmir Ship Recycling Co. bought the boat for about $3.3 million.

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