CBS has announced three of the crew members as well as 12 singles joining hosts Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell on a luxury Princess Cruises ship through the Mediterranean. Plus, you can watch the opening featuring the iconic theme song performed by the hosts.
The ship’s crew members — Captain Paolo Arrigo, bartender Ezra Freeman, and cruise director Matt Mitcham — play pivotal roles in the matchmaking and navigation of the romantic yet sometimes turbulent waters, just like the beloved The Love Boat, which serves as inspiration for this new series.
The singles (including a shoe designer, firefighter, nurse, teacher, and landscape architect) will be looking for a true love connection while visiting and competing in some of the world’s most beautiful cities, including Barcelona, Marseille, Rome, Santorini, Athens and more. From divorce and broken engagements to terrible online dating experiences, being unlucky in love has not discouraged these singles from hoping to find romance.
Contestants will go on destination dates and compete in challenges to test couples’ compatibility and chemistry, while earning valuable rewards. New singles will come aboard to shake things up, plus those who don’t find a match will “Shove Off” and be left behind at port. After nearly one month at sea, one winning couple will dock in the final port and take home a cash prize along with a once-in-a-lifetime trip courtesy of Princess Cruises, the series’ exclusive cruise line partner.
Meet the crew and premiere episode singles below.
The Real Love Boat, Series Premiere, Wednesday, October 5, 9/8c, CBS