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Report: 'Love Boat' cruise ship sold for scrap!

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11/22/2012 04:15 PM

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Report: 'Love Boat' cruise ship sold for scrap!
[link to www.foxnews.com]

It's splitsville --literally -- for the former cruise ship Pacific Princess, aka " The Love Boat", featured in the hit 1970s and ’80s television show.

According to Italy's La Repubblica, after languishing at a dock in Genoa, Italy for more than a year, the ship is heading to the scrapyard to be broken up and sold for scrap metal.

Turkish demolition company Cemsan reportedly bought the ship for just over 2.5 million euro, or about $3.3 million.

Built in 1971 for $25 million for Flagship Cruises as the Sea Venture, the ship was originally built for New York to Bermuda cruise service, reports Maritime Matters. It sailed between Bermuda and U.S. ports for three years, before it was sold to Princess Cruises in 1974, and renamed “Pacific Princess”.

Read more: [link to www.foxnews.com]
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