Romance on The Love Boat


Donna Reed and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. on The Love Boat
Donna Reed and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. on The Love Boat

February 4, 1984 - ABC airs The Love Boat episode with Donna Reed.

The Love Boat is an American romantic comedy/drama television series set on luxury passenger cruise ship S.S. Pacific Princess, which aired on the ABC television network from 1977 to 1987. The series revolves around the ship's captain Merrill Stubing (played by Gavin MacLeod) and a handful of its crew, with several passengers—played by various guest star actors for each episode—having romantic and humorous adventures.


Donna Reed appears in a two-hour special of The Love Boat Hong Kong Cruise: Polly's Poker Palace. On a Hong Kong cruise, a U.S. Presidential-hopeful Senator (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) falls for a businesswoman (Donna Reed) who intends on opening a large casino in Hong Kong, as his aide tries to derail the affair for P.R. reasons.