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EXCITING AND NEW: "THE REAL LOVE BOAT" DEBUTS OCT. 5 ON CBS
<b>EXCITING AND NEW: "THE REAL LOVE BOAT" DEBUTS OCT. 5 ON CBS</b>
MAKING ANOTHER RUN"--"THE REAL LOVE BOAT" HOSTED BY REBECCA ROMIJN AND JERRY O'CONNELL SETS SAIL OCT. 5 ON CBS.
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
N2Entertainment.net

Three crew members and twelve singles are set to join hosts Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell on a luxury Princess Cruises ship through the Mediterranean on the new "The Real Love Boat" which premieres Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on CBS and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

The ship's Crew members - Captain Paolo Arrigo, Ezra Freeman (Bartender) and Matt Mitcham (Cruise Director) - play pivotal roles in the matchmaking and navigation of the romantic yet sometimes turbulent waters, just like the beloved original scripted series "The Love Boat." With over 40 combined years working in the industry, Arrigo, Freeman and Mitcham bring their real-world expertise to help the "Singles" look for love in this adventure of a lifetime.

They will look for a true love connection while visiting and competing in some of the world's most beautiful cities, including Barcelona, Marseille, Rome, Santorini, Athens and more. A shoe designer, firefighter, nurse, teacher and landscape architect are among the men and women setting sail on the romantic adventure.

From divorce and broken engagements to terrible online dating experiences, being unlucky in love has not discouraged these Singles from seeking true romance. Throughout the season, Singles embark on destination dates and compete in challenges to test couples' compatibility and chemistry, while earning valuable rewards.

The romantic waters will be tested when new Singles come aboard, and those who don't find a match will "Shove Off" and be left behind at port. After nearly one month at sea, one winning couple will dock in the final port and take home a cash prize plus a once-in-a-lifetime trip courtesy of Princess Cruises, the series' exclusive cruise line partner.

HERE IS MORE INFO ON "THE REAL LOVE BOAT" CREW AND SINGLES:

Paolo Arrigo. Crew: Captain. Age. 46. Home Italy. A highly accomplished mariner whose career spans more than a quarter-century at sea, Captain Paolo Arrigo joined Princess Cruises as a deck cadet in 1996 after serving for a year in the Italian Coast Guard.

Ezra Freeman. Crew: Bartender. Age: 26. Home: U.S.A. For Ezra, matchmaking is a passion, and romance is her weakness. She believes there is no better place to have an intense romantic experience than aboard a cruise ship surrounded by beautiful views and beautiful people. Ezra has been with Princess Cruises since 2019.

Matt Mitcham. Crew: Cruise Director. Age: 36. Home: Canada. For 14 years, Matt lived the real-life version of "The Love Boat" making vacation dreams come true as a cruise director. He even met the girl of his dreams onboard in 2016, and they are now happily married. Matt is a total romantic who jumped at the opportunity to help people find what he has.

PREMIERE EPISODE SINGLES:

Alisa Shah. Age: 24. Home: San Diego, Calif.

Brett De Laura. Age: 36. Home: Dana Point, Calif.

Brooke White. Age: 34. Home: Los Angeles, Calif.

Daniel Cooper. Age: 25. Home: Atlanta, Ga.

Emily Stone. Age: 24. Home: Colgate, Wis.

Forrest Jones. Age: 30. Home: Houston, Texas.

Jordan Malabanan. Age: 26. Home: Windsor, Ontario.

Marty Hassett. Age: 33. Home: Charlotte, N.C.

Michael Gonzalez. Age: 35. Home: New York, N.Y. / Los Angeles, Calif.

Nathan Kroger. Age: 24. Home: Cincinnati, Ohio.

Nicole Wong. Age: 28. Home: Vancouver, British Columbia.

Shea-Lynn Noyes. Age: 28. Home: Toronto, Ontario.

"The Real Love Boat" is produced by Eureka Productions in association with Buster Productions. Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Wes Dening, Eden Gaha and Jay Bienstock serve as executive producers for Eureka.

Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell serve as hosts and perform the vocals for the iconic song featured in the series opening credits.

Check out "The Real Love Boat" on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realloveboatcbs/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealLoveBoatCBS TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@realloveboatcbs CBS PR Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBSTweet

Hosts and crew on social media: Twitter Instagram Rebecca Romijn @RebeccaRomijn @RebeccaRomijn Jerry O'Connell @MrJerryOC @mrjerryoc Captain Paolo Arrigo @therealloveboatcaptain Matt Micham @mattcruisedirector Ezra Freeman @ezfree23 @reallyezrafreeman.

Editor's Note: Information used in this report obtained from CBS publicity.