The TV show has long been associated with Princess Cruises; episodes were frequently filmed on Princess ships. Gavin MacLeod, the actor who played Captain Stubing, is an “ambassador” for the cruise line and represents the company at some events.
But in 2010, another Gavin MacLeod joined the company. This Gavin MacLeod, who is from Inverness, Scotland, is a third officer on Island Princess.
Princess Cruises reports that last week, when Island Princess called at the port of Los Angeles, the two men met on the ship and signed several navigational charts to be auctioned for charity.
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