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The Real Love Boat Crew, Singles and Details

CBS has announced three Crew members and twelve Singles joining The Real Love Boat hosts Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell on a luxury Princess Cruises ship through the Mediterranean. Read on to learn more about the crew and singles, and you’ll find the trailer below as well.

The series premieres Wednesday, October 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m., PT/ET) on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

The Real Love Boat Crew, Singles and Details

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 Singles look for love in this adventure of a lifetime.

The Real Love Boat

Singles experienced in the ups and downs of romance come together on The Real Love Boat to find 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.

The Real Love Boat

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 (Book Now), the series’ exclusive cruise line partner.

The Real Love Boat

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 CBS series’ opening credits.


Name: Paolo Arrigo
Crew: Captain
Age: 46
Home: Italy

About: 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.

Name: Ezra Freeman
Crew: Bartender
Age: 26
Home: U.S.A.

About: 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.

The Real Love Boat

Name: Matt Mitcham
Crew: Cruise Director
Age: 36
Home: Canada

About: 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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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