Jack Jones released the track on a single in 1979 as "Love Boat Theme", with "Ready to Take a Chance Again" as the B-side (the latter was earlier recorded by Barry Manilow and released as the single in 1978). Later that year the song appeared as the opening track on Jones's album Nobody Does It Better, this time billed as "The Love Boat".
French singer Amanda Lear recorded the song for her 2001 comeback album Heart. It was released as the first single from the album and has since become a standard in Lear's concert performances. In 2004 "Love Boat" was released in limited picture disc format, with only 500 copies available.