Today marks the debut of yet another dating reality television series. However, I’m not complaining—this new one is actually quite inventive. The Real Love Boat is a dating show where singles meet on a Princess Cruises ship and sail the open sea in search of love. The Love Boat originally ran on ABC from 1977 until 1986.
The 12 competitors will embark on destination dates with the captain, bartender, and cruise director, who served as the show’s fictional crew members, to locations including Santorini, Rome, and Barcelona, with fresh singles arriving and departing every week, according to TODAY. Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn, who have been married since 2007, serve as the hosts of the month-long trip. The award, too? Princess Cruises gave the last pair money and a trip. If I do say so myself, it seems really intriguing!
You can’t undervalue the nostalgia of “The Love Boat,” according to Bienstock. Afterward, play the theme music. (The Real Love Boat, performed by Romijn and O’Connell, is below.)
The idea for “The Real Love Boat” first emerged when Eureka Productions began searching for vintage IP that might work as a dating show (a genre that is currently on the upswing thanks to breakout hits like “Love Is Blind”). Coincidentally, Eureka Productions is also the company behind a new version of “The Mole,” which is premiering this week on Netflix.
On CBS, the show debuted on October 5 at 9 p.m. ET. Check out who is competing below.
1. Alisa Shah
Alisa is 24 years old and resides in San Diego. She appears to be a landscape designer, which is cool, in my opinion, and she attended Virginia Tech for college, according to some LinkedIn stalking. She appears to enjoy going to the beach, traveling, and spending time with friends based on her Instagram.
2. Daniel Cooper
Daniel’s Instagram bio is “Actor – Model – Reality TV,” so you can be confident in his motivations for appearing on this project. He has lived in Atlanta for 25 years. It appears that he spends his free time with his family, traveling, and going to the gym.
3. Nicole Wong
I have to applaud Nicole for being honest about who she is—a content producer and “Instagram Coach,” according to her website. She posts a tonne of how-to videos on Instagram to help users snap better pictures and gain more followers. She is a 28-year-old Vancouver, British Columbia native.
4. Brett De Laura
Brett, a 36-year-old native of Dana Point, California. He seems to be in a country music trio band called Holiday State with his brothers, and his Instagram is full of adorable family images, so he’s definitely there for the right reasons.
5. Brooke White
Actress Brooke is from Los Angeles. She is a 34-year-old University of Southern California alumna with 24 filmography credits to her name on IMDb, which is linked in her IG bio.
6. Forrest Jones
Unexpectedly, we have another candidate who enjoys traveling and leading a healthy lifestyle. At least, that is what his IG bio claims. Houston is home to Forrest, who is 30 years old. He enjoys exercising, competing, and playing sports.
7. Shea-Lynn Noyes
Shea-Lynn, 28, is a Toronto-based sports journalist, host, model, and artist. Before changing careers, she worked in architecture and played basketball in college, according to her website. She is a boss on her own.
8. Jordan Malabanan
Jordan, a 26-year-old resident of Windsor, Ontario, According to his Instagram, he appears to be a firefighter (love!) who also likes to box and spend time with his friends and family.
9. Emily Stone
Emily, a 24-year-old from Colgate, Wisconsin, was born. According to a previous Instagram post, she used to work as a labor and delivery nurse, but it appears that she now spends a lot of time influencing people. Sports Keeda claims she is a licensed nurse injector, nevertheless.
10. Marty Hassett
On Instagram, Marty doesn’t publish frequently. The good news is that when he does, it’s usually with his family. According to his LinkedIn profile, the 33-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina resident has experience in IT talent and customer support.
11. Michael Gonzalez
Michael Gonzalez, who is 35 years old, lists New York City and Los Angeles as his hometowns. He’s private on Instagram, so I don’t really know anything else.
12. Nathan Kroger
Nathan genuinely enjoys exercising, exercising, and exercising some more. I believe he’s a personal trainer or something similar!) Since there are so many pictures of him lifting on Instagram, I really don’t know much else about his interests. Anyway, he’s 24 years old, resides in Cincinnati, and was a college baseball player for the Cincinnati Bearcats. According to his LinkedIn, he has experience working as a sales representative.
So that’s all the casts of “The Real Love Boat” arriving On CBS, the show debuted on October 5 at 9 p.m. Don’t miss out.