Princess Cruises Ambassador Gavin MacLeod, pictured above, will officiate a ceremony onboard Regal Princess during a Valentine’s Day cruise in February 2020, in an attempt to set the record for the largest renewals of vows at sea. (Photo Credit: James Morgan)

Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at sea

SANTA CLARITA — Ever dream of breaking a world record? Princess Cruises is giving you that chance onboard its upcoming Valentine’s Day cruise.

The cruise line is hoping to set a world record for the largest renewal of vows ceremony at sea, and has issued an open call for couples interested in taking part.

Setting sail onboard the Regal Princess from Feb. 9-16, 2020, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, couples will visit such romantic destinations as Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and the cruise line’s private beach, Princess Cays.

But the best part? Their vow renewal will be officiated by none other than Gavin MacLeod, who played Captain Stubing on ‘The Love Boat’, while Jill Whelan, his television daughter Vicki, will serve as matron of honour!

“I’m honoured to be officiating this ceremony and can’t think of a better way to celebrate and commemorate a couple’s love than by reaffirming their commitment to one another onboard the ‘Love Boat’ over Valentine’s Day,” said MacLeod, who also serves as a Princess Cruises ambassador.

Added Whelan: “It wouldn’t be a Princess cruise unless there’s romance. We invite couples of all ages to join us for this celebration of love on the high seas.”

‘The Love Boat’ aired for 10 seasons from 1977 to 1986 and sparked the growth of the cruise industry making cruise vacations attainable for the masses. Since then, Princess has been helping guests find and celebrate love each year.

Interested couples are encouraged to book now for a spot on the cruise. For more information go to