The Love Boat Next Wave TV show was a 60 minute comedy series on UPN (now the CW Network) about various couples' romantic encounters aboard a luxury cruise ship and the crew's interactions with themselves and the passengers. Each week, well-known stars from other TV shows or movies would appear as guest stars. It was a remake of the series, "The Love Boat (1977)" on a new ship called the "Sun Princess" which sailed from Florida to the Caribbean, moving the action from the Pacific Ocean (on the original series) to the Atlantic.
Next Wave CastRobert Urich ................ Captain Kennedy
Kyle Howard ................. Danny Kennedy
Heidi Mark .................. Nicole Jordan
Randy Vasquez ............... Paolo Kaire
Phil Morris ................. Will Sanders
Joan Severance .............. Camille Hunter
Corey Parker ................ John Morgan
Next Wave Trivia
Captain Kennedy was recently retired from the Navy when he took the job as Captain of the Sun Princess. He felt it was kind of a "sissy" job after what he'd done in the service but took it to get more time with his son Danny who joined him on the ship. It also took the Captain a while to understand that he couldn't simply "bark-out" orders to his crew and expect to hear, "Yes, Sir!" anymore. Civilian life required him to become more diplomatic.
Unlike the original Love Boat TV show, each episode of "The Next Wave" had a slightly different arrangement and a different singer for the theme song. The singers were not listed in the credits.
Danny Kennedy, the Captain's son, turned 16 years old on the final episode of the first season.
Episode #10, "Reunion" got its name from the fact that the cast from the original Love Boat appeared on that episode. Vicki, Captain Stubings now grown-up daughter, got married on that episode. Julie and Doc were also pretty "Lovey-Dovey" on that episode. Only Fred Grandy did not appear. He had become a politician by that time and was trying diligently to lose his "Gopher" image!
Next Wave Theme Song Lyrics
Title: "The Love Boat"
By: "Paul Williams and Charles Fox"
Love, exciting and new
Come Aboard. We're expecting you.
Love, life's sweetest reward.
Let it flow, it floats back to you.
Love Boat soon will be making another run
Love won't hurt anymore
Episodes List With Original Air Dates
The First Season
The Second Season
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