Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
"The Love Boat" Sold For Scrap  
User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1937 posts, RR: 9
Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

The Superfly dream ship is sailing off into the sunset................

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/0...ove-boat-fame-headed-to-scrapyard/


Cool video here:

http://genova.repubblica.it/cronaca/...o_il_mito_delle_crociere-31025933/


This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
30 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Yup, especially when you consider the amount of pipe that Isaac laid on that boat.

Still it is a forty year old boat.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3745 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

Not a bad career for a cruise ship.

It was an elegant boat as well, not yet like those giant condominium-looking floating shoeboxes of today.

Oh well, tada...



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8490 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

This was the ship of the TV show that helped popularized the cruise industry.


"And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." John Masefield Sea-Fever
User currently offlineEY460 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Very sad news. I've seen her few times during the past weeks while driving in Genoa. I was watching Love Boat as a kid and I ended up working on a cruise ship. Another beautiful ship to be scrapped.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

Yup, as you know 2707200x because the cruise industry was really damaged after the three hour cruise of the SS Minow was popularized.


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineSmittyOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 1):
Yup, especially when you consider the amount of pipe that Isaac laid on that boat.

LOL, Isaac was the man.

Makes me feel kind of old that a ship built the same year I was born is going to the breakers!


User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7269 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

I'm surprised someone hasn't tried to save her and turn her into a museum.

Her sister ship, the former Island Princes is still working, she's now called the Discovery.

[Edited 2012-03-10 11:33:13]

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13554 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2424 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

So sad to see the former Pacific Princess sold off for scrap like this; saw the news on Maritime Matters and couldn't believe it. I think there's opportunity here for a U.S. based hotel conversion, but don't see anyone buying off on it in time.


"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2400 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

The ship would seem a natural fit for a Studio Theme Park... a hotel for park guests complete with animatronic "Julies" & "Gophers"... Afro sporting mechanical bar tenders spewing bad 70's jokes... A womanizing robotic ship's Dr... a nonexistent Engineering and Marine staff... the kids can hang with "Vicki"... Marketed as a weekend aboard "The Love Boat"....

 



Legal considerations provided by: Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe
User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 9):
The ship would seem a natural fit for a Studio Theme Park... a hotel for park guests complete with animatronic "Julies" & "Gophers"... Afro sporting mechanical bar tenders spewing bad 70's jokes... A womanizing robotic ship's Dr... a nonexistent Engineering and Marine staff... the kids can hang with "Vicki"... Marketed as a weekend aboard "The Love Boat"....

Guest could now send time arguing right-wing wedge politics with Gopher - or/and buying high-grade cocaine from Julie, the Cruise (sniff) director.   



"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety!" B.Franklin
User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2332 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 6):
Makes me feel kind of old that a ship built the same year I was born is going to the breakers!

Especially since another ship, built in 1948, and invloved in a famous accident is still out and about.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Athena



My mug slaketh over on Falstaff N503
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19559 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 8):
I think there's opportunity here for a U.S. based hotel conversion, but don't see anyone buying off on it in time.

Did you see the interior? It's really cramped. It would be hard to meet ADA standards without major retrofitting. I just don't see it happening.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13554 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2244 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 12):
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 8):I think there's opportunity here for a U.S. based hotel conversion, but don't see anyone buying off on it in time.
Did you see the interior? It's really cramped. It would be hard to meet ADA standards without major retrofitting.

It did just fine for Princess Cruises until 2002; I'm fairly confident if ADA compliance were an issue, it would have been raised long before then. The reason Princess phased her out was she's simply too small to operate efficiently and profitably in today's cruise market.

Those cruise economics change dramatically if the ship is operated as a hotel only. Having said that, there would definitely need to be some refurbishing to keep her appealing.



"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

This is sad news! This ship is more than just the Love Boat, as the Sea Venture, she came the QE2 recuse, like the ILE France came to the Andrea Doria recuse. Back in the early 70's, when the QE2 was still a steam ships, it had a lot of boiler trouble, so on a Caribbean cruise, the QE2 went dead in the water, so the Sea Venture came to the QE2 recuse, by take it's passengers to the nearest port. The passengers flew home by way of way of charters Boeing 747s, ( I wish I knew the airline) and I believe the QE2 was towed into the nearest port. There was a cruise ship book, that was out in the 80's which tells this story, and this story is not told much, and this is the main why the I like watching Love Boat reruns. If I see an episode of Love Boat, and I see that they are using the Island Princess instead of the Pacific Princess, I just do not want to watch it, because the Island Princess did not save the QE2 passenger but the Pacific Princess did. Love Boat wise, the Pacific Princess was the true star of Love Boat, and even though she is very very small by today's cruise ship standers, I wish I saw her leaving Los Angeles Harbor, who knows, I may have witness a filming of Love Boat, but I was born when the show was new, and a kid while the show was running. The cruise ships I remember seeing leaving LA harbor when I was a kid, was Carnivals Jubilee, Princess Cruise Dawn Princess ( the old steam powered one) and RCCI Viking Serenade with another cruises line. I believe the Pacific and Island Princesses, use to get dry docked in LA Harbor, something you will not see in LA Harbor today.

User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7269 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2002 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 13):

It did just fine for Princess Cruises until 2002; I'm fairly confident if ADA compliance were an issue, it would have been raised long before then.

Her identical sister ship is still in service, it's surprising that an operator like Fred Olsen haven't bought her, they like operating smaller older ships.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1990 times:

My parents went on this cruise ship back in 1978.
I'll never forget because we had the babysitter from HELL while they were on the Pacific Princess.

Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 9):
The ship would seem a natural fit for a Studio Theme Park..

That would be a great idea. You'd have to have Jack Jones's white 1976 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham parked at the dock in front of the Love Boat.

Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 9):
Afro sporting mechanical bar tenders spewing bad 70's jokes..

I wouldn't mind having that job.  
Quoting L-188 (Reply 1):
Yup, especially when you consider the amount of pipe that Isaac laid on that boat.

  
LOL!   
Spewing bad 70s jokes has a good return in the end.  


I'd like to hear Jack Jones weigh in on all of this.
Afterall, he was the voice of the Love Boat.


http://www.imperialclub.com/Yr/1976/Ads/76NYBJackJones-reg.jpg



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19559 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 13):

It did just fine for Princess Cruises until 2002

Because it was flagged in Panama or Liberia or something. If it's going to be docked in the US as a hotel, it needs to meet US legal standards.

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 13):
Those cruise economics change dramatically if the ship is operated as a hotel only.

Are there any other ships currently operated this way?

Remember, it would need to be docked in a central location. That becomes a bit of trouble.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
My parents went on this cruise ship back in 1978.
I'll never forget because we had the babysitter from HELL while they were on the Pacific Princess.

Hey, Superfly, maybe you could buy her and fit her out with faux wood paneling, gold trim, maroon velvet, and white-wall propellers? You could christen your new private yacht Superfly Shag Ship 


User currently offlineGuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
That would be a great idea. You'd have to have Jack Jones's white 1976 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham parked at the dock in front of the Love Boat.

I'm not sure you'd be able to see the Love Boat if that New Yorker was parked in front of it.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
I wouldn't mind having that job.

You'd be perfect! If they ever do a Love Boat remake, you should apply...



As Seen On FlightRadar24! Radar ==> F-KBNA5
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19559 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 18):
I'm not sure you'd be able to see the Love Boat if that New Yorker was parked in front of it.

I thought that WAS the Love Boat!  


User currently offlinePITrules From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3165 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 18):
You'd be perfect! If they ever do a Love Boat remake

Already been done  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jqFfcbL6bk



FLYi
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26444 posts, RR: 75
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 13):
Those cruise economics change dramatically if the ship is operated as a hotel only. Having said that, there would definitely need to be some refurbishing to keep her appealing.

The biggest issue was apparently asbestos abatement. That's nasty stuff and expensive to remove, so it probably wasn't worth it.



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 18):
I'm not sure you'd be able to see the Love Boat if that New Yorker was parked in front of it.

People would get confused which boat is the 'love' boat.

Quoting PITrules (Reply 20):
Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 18):
You'd be perfect! If they ever do a Love Boat remake

Already been done http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jqFfcbL6bk

 
That is awful!
The Love Boat 2 from 1998 was bound to fail because it didn't have Issac.
Also that theme song is awful.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 19):
I thought that WAS the Love Boat!

Well sort of.  
Quoting N1120A (Reply 21):
The biggest issue was apparently asbestos abatement. That's nasty stuff and expensive to remove, so it probably wasn't worth it.

Damn lawyers!   
I grew up around asbestos and look at how I turned out!



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26444 posts, RR: 75
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1684 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 22):
I grew up around asbestos and look at how I turned out!

You ever meet someone with mesothelioma?



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 23):

You ever meet someone with mesothelioma?

Issac is doing just fine.



Bring back the Concorde
25 GuitrThree : Well I must have missed that. And, after watching that opening, I must say I'm glad I did! Wow is that bad.
26 Post contains links 727LOVER : The 1977 premeire on abc: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYUWTBovU4o Early episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FPCFiMlY-4 So, when did people sto
27 EY460 : Just a quick update as I drove past her today in Genoa. The "Pacific" (now this is her name) in still in the shipyard but she's now out of the dry-doc
28 L-188 : In other news it was just annonced the former Exxon Valdez has also been sold for scrap..... No hard feelings on that ship going to the breakers
29 Superfly : Which killed fewer birds than your average wind farm. Just sayin'. I remember seeing the Royal Caribbean, Sovereign of the Seas in dry dock in San Fr
30 L-188 : Most wind farms don't also get killer whales, sea lions, herring, salmonoids and and hell of a lot of coastline. We are still pissed at Exxon up here
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Detroit Sold For Scrap posted Thu Apr 6 2006 15:48:29 by Gkirk
For The Luxury Boat Fans posted Mon Jun 14 2010 21:06:22 by kiwiinoz
For The Love Of The G. W. Bush posted Mon May 21 2001 09:19:53 by An-225
For The Love Of Bill Clinton posted Sat Apr 21 2001 07:23:49 by Matt D
Harrods Sold For £1.5bn ($2.3bn) To Qatar posted Sat May 8 2010 12:40:31 by oa260
Whats The Best Prepaid Plan For The U.S.A posted Sun Aug 30 2009 04:56:10 by Kaktusdigital
Leaving The Kids At Home For A Week posted Tue Aug 11 2009 13:09:34 by BPS3458
Should The Czechs Run Europe For 6 Months? posted Mon Dec 22 2008 23:54:10 by Beaucaire
Don't Flush The Can? Experts Call For Dry Toilet. posted Fri Nov 21 2008 08:04:33 by LHboyatDTW
Iceland In The Gold Medal Match For Handball. posted Sat Aug 23 2008 19:27:14 by Alfa75