NEW YORK -- Princess Cruises' Pacific Princess, featured in the
"Love Boat" television series, will no longer be part of its fleet,
effective in the fall of 2002.
Princess has not released details about the future of the ship.
The 640-passenger Pacific Princess, which began sailing as the Sea
Venture in 1972, has been a part of the fleet since 1975.
Meanwhile, the line plans to launch America Online-branded
Internet cafes aboard its fleet.
The facilities first will be available aboard the company's
newest ship, the 2,600-passenger Golden Princess, which debuts this
Open 24 hours a day, the AOL cafes will offer 25 computer
terminals with Internet and e-mail capabilities. They also will
feature business services that include fax machines, printers and
Princess also is converting the business center aboard the Grand
Princess to an AOL cafe.
Other ships in the Princess fleet are scheduled to add AOL cafes
by the end of the year, according to the line.