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'The Love Boat' cast's nautical reunion

"The Love Boat" cast. Front row from left. Ted Lange, Lauren Tewes, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy. Bottom row. Jill Whelan, Gavin MacLeod.

"The Love Boat" cast. Front row from left. Ted Lange, Lauren Tewes, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy. Bottom row. Jill Whelan, Gavin MacLeod.

The Love Boat sails again! Princess Cruises announced Thursday that the cast of “The Love Boat” will reunite in Florida on Nov. 5th to celebrate the cruise line’s 50th anniversary by christening a new ship. The original six cast members, as well as guest stars like Florence Henderson, Doris Roberts, and Loni Anderson, will be on hand for The Regal Princess’s naming ceremony, which will be hosted by Tori Spelling, daughter of series creator Aaron Spelling.

“The Love Boat is one of my favorite shows," Tori Spelling told ET. "And the fact that I get the chance to be part of the cast and guest star reunion is thrilling."

Original cast members Gavin MacLeod (Captain Stubing), Fred Grandy (Gopher, the chief purser), Ted Lange (Isaac, the bartender), Bernie Kopell (Doc, the ship’s doctor), Lauren Tewes (cruise director Julie) and Jill Whelan (Vicki, the captain’s daughter) will serve as “godparents” during the ceremony, which will also feature a special performance by Charo.