Meet The Real Love Boat season 1 cast: the crew and singles onboard

Brooke White, Shea-Lynn Noyes, Alisa Shah, Nathan Kroger, Michael Gonzalez, Forrest Jones on The Real Love Boat
Get ready to meet the cast and crew of The Real Love Boat (Image credit: Sara Mally/CBS)

CBS is adding some romance to its fall lineup with the release of The Real Love Boat season 1. Between the crew and contestants, something tells us that the heart eyes are going to be sailing on The Love Boat-inspired series.

Over the course of nearly a month, the Princess Cruises ship takes the cast through the Mediterranean Sea, making pit stops at beautiful cities, including Barcelona, Marseille, Rome, Santorini, Athens and more. The singles go on destination dates and compete in challenges to test couples’ compatibility and chemistry, where they’ll also win rewards. 

Can't find a match? Those contestants are "Shoved Off" and left behind at port. The one winning couple at the end, however, earns a cash prize and a luxury Princess Cruises trip.

We knew that Jerry O’Connell of The Talk and his wife, Rebecca Romjin, would be co-hosting the reality show, but let's meet the three crew members, who play a pivotal role in matchmaking, and the 12 singles hoping to step off board hand-in-hand with another contestant.

The Real Love Boat crew

Paolo Arrigo

Paolo Arrigo on The Real Love Boat

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Captain Paolo Arrigo is 46 years old and calls Italy home. His career at sea started more than 25 years ago. After serving in the Italian Coast Guard for a year, he became a deck cadet on Princess Cruises in 1996.

Ezra Freeman

Ezra Freeman on The Real Love Boat

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This 26-year-old, who is serving as the bartender on the cruise, calls the US home, but has been with Princess Cruises since 2019. With a passion for matchmaking, Freeman believes that beautiful views and people are the makings of an intense romantic experience. 

Matt Mitcham

Matt Mitcham on The Real Love Boat

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Stemming from Canada, 36-year-old Matt Mitcham has been a cruise director for 14 years. In fact, he found love onboard himself in 2016 and is now married. He’s ready to help other people find what he has. 

The Real Love Boat singles

Unfortunately, CBS has shared very little info about the singles coming aboard The Real Love Boat yet outside of their age and hometown, so you'll just have to watch the reality series to learn more about each and who could be a good match.

In the meantime, here's the group of singles looking for love at sea:

Daniel Cooper

Daniel Cooper on The Real Love Boat

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Age: 25
Home: Atlanta

Sarah Curd

Sarah Curd on The Real Love Boat

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Brett De Laura

Brett DeLaura on The Real Love Boat

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Age: 36
Home: Dana Point, Calif.

Michael Gonzalez

Michael Gonzalez on The Real Love Boat

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Age: 35
Home: New York/Los Angeles

Marty Hassett

Marty Hassett on The Real Love Boat

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Age: 33
Home: Charlotte, N.C.

Forrest Jones

Forrest Jones on The Real Love Boat

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Age: 30
Home: Houston Texas 

Nathan Kroger

Nathan Kroger on The Real Love Boat

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Age: 24
Home: Cincinnati, Ohio 

Dean Lepianka

Dean Lepianka on The Real Love Boat

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Jordan Malabanan

Jordan Malabanan on The Real Love Boat

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Age: 26
Home: Windsor, Ontario 

Shea-Lynn Noyes

Shea-Lynn Noyes on The Real Love Boat

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Age: 28
Home: Toronto

Jay Ajaya Ram

Jay Ajaya Ram on The Real Love Boat

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Alisa Shah

Alisa Shah on The Real Love Boat

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Age: 24
Home: San Diego, Calif.

Milica Stojsavljevic

Milica Stojsavljevic on The Real Love Boat

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Emily Stone

Emily Stone on The Real Love Boat

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Age: 24
Home: Colgate, Wis.

Brooke White

Brooke White on The Real Love Boat

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Age: 34
Home: Los Angeles

Nicole Wong

Nicole Wong on The Real Love Boat

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Age: 28
Home: Vancouver, British Columbia

Kendra Yurczyszyn

Kendra Yurczyszyn on The Real Love Boat

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The Real Love Boat premieres on Wednesday, October 5 at 9 pm ET/CT on CBS — right between Survivor season 43 and The Amazing Race season 34

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