The 13,500-tonne, 171 metre-long vessel will be stripped for its metal and parts.
Aaron Spelling’s The Love Boat, starring Gavin MacLeod as the ship’s captain, ran from 1977 to 1986 with endless guest stars in soapy romantic plots.
Each week passengers and crew members, caught under the Pacific Princess’ romantic spell, engaged in love affairs or humorous encounters during the one-hour show.
This ship had undergone several modifications and was decommissioned for five years, with renovation now considered too costly.
Pacific Princess made its final voyage with Princess Cruises in 2002, but continued as a cruiser in the Caribbean, also sailing from Brazil and Spain before it was seized by the Italian Coast Guard for a repair bill. Italian authorities tried to sell Pacific at auction three times between 2010 and 2011.
The final voyage from Genoa, Italy, was buffeted by stormy seas and the ship began taking on water before tugboats assisted it to Aliaga, Turkey.
The Love Boat‘s Season 5 premiere was filmed in Australia.
Gavin MacLeod, who played’ Captain Merrill Stubing’ is now a spokesperson for Princess Cruises.