##### The Love Boat ##### ##### 3 pilot TV Movies ##### ##### [--] THE LOVE BOAT (1st Pilot TV Movie) (90 min.) The first of the three pilot movies before The Love Boat was picked up as a series, the movie was set and partially filmed aboard the Sun Princess, one of the three ships in the Princess Cruises fleet in 1976. Ted Hamilton is a total stiff as the captain. The Love Boat (TV Movie 1976) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. And Terri O'Mara, playing the cruise director, has a perfectly pleasant screen presence, but her acting leaves a bit to be desired (although, my understanding is that ABC saw "The Love Boat" as a star-making vehicle for her and specifically requested her casting). b: 17-Sep-1976 secondary title: ACAPULCO BOUND ON THE LOVE BOAT A Douglas S. Cramer Company Production / Filmed at 20th Century-Fox Studios Produced by Douglas S. Cramer / Associate Producer Henry Colman