Materialistic Joanne (Jenifer Shaw) dumps her boyfriend Dale Rheinhart (John Ritter) and goes on the cruise with a guy (Mark Thomas) she just met, who drives an expensive car. Dale tries to board but the only available slot can only given to a woman. So Dale steals luggage from female passengers, wears a dress, pretends to be a woman, while sharing a cabin with a woman (Tovah Feldshuh), who's also been dumped at the altar. Maurice and Stella Marshall (Sherman Hemsley and LaWanda Page) are constantly bickering, when they find themselves stuck in a elevator. Janette Bradford (Jaclyn Smith) needs time apart from her husband Lucas (David Knapp) and goes on the cruise, alone. But Lucas has hired P.I. Dennis Kingsley (Dennis Cole) to keep tabs on her.