Critics hated "The Love Boat" and predicted the corny jokes and silly storylines would sink producer Aaron Spelling’s new show faster than the Titanic.

They were all wrong.

"The Love Boat" quickly became one of the most watched — and most identifiable — TV series of its time, sailing over 250 hour-long voyages between 1977 and 1987.

Each week, viewers could count on Captain Merrill Stubing (Gavin MacLeod), ship doctor Adam Bricker (Bernie Kopell), cruise director Julie McCoy (Lauren Tewes), bartender Issac Washington (Ted Lange) and purser Burl "Gopher" Smith to help their revolving door of celebrity guests find love on the high seas.

More than 500 of Hollywood's most recognizable stars — form the Village People to a young Tom Hanks — appeared during the show's ten season run.

Here are a few fun facts you might not know about "The Love Boat":