March 9 — The former Pacific Princess, the boat from “The Love Boat” TV series, is being scrapped.
A Turkish demolition company bought the vessel for a little more than $3.3 million (2.5 million euro), according to USA Today.
The 19,903-ton, 600-passenger ship was built in 1971 for Flagship Cruises and dubbed the “Sea Venture.” It was renamed the Pacific Princess in 1975 after joining the Princess fleet, the paper reported.
It became famous during its time as the backdrop for “The Love Boat” from 1977 to 1986.
The boat´s name was shortened to the “Princess” in 2002 after a new “Pacific Princess” was added to the fleet.
The ship has been sitting at dock in Genoa, Italy, for more than a year. It last sailed for the Spanish company Quail Cruises.
via Headline News.