Love Boat Captain Gavin MacLeod

Gavin2BThe early years at Cruising Authority we conducted a podcast interview nearly every Thursday, and I wrote out a list of the people I most wanted to interview, and Gavin MacLeod was at the top of my list.  Gavin MacLeod has been on television and movies over the past 50 years on shows like, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and one of my favorites, The Love Boat, which enjoyed more than a decade of seasons in the late 70’s and 80’s.  In June of 2008 I was so excited to partner with Princess Cruises and their PR department to organize a phone interview with Gavin.  A couple years ago, Gavin MacLeod came out with his book “This Is Your Captain Speaking”, (as seen in the photo to the left) and I would encourage everyone to get a copy and read it!   Below is a link (button) to listen to the podcast from 2008


In 2010, I was incredibly blessed to have the privilege of interviewing Gavin MacLeod in person aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. This interview was on video, posted below. Mr Macleod is a class-act, and with an audience watching the taping of this interview, Gavin talked about how he became the Ambassador for Princess Cruises. I still want to encourage you to listen to the audio podcast above for a more extended interview, and I hope you’ll also enjoy this video interview.


Now you can read the book, Cruising Authority by ordering your copy today! Author, Cruise Journalist, Barry Vaudrin writes about his experiences on the many cruises he’s been on and about his experience working on the cruise ships. There are also tips for choosing the right cruise and cruise reviews. Cruising Authority, the book, is best read from a deck chair on a cruise ship while at sea…order your signed copy today!

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