Cruising with Marie
Screenshot cruising
The "Star Princess" cruise ship in "Cruising with Marie"
Season 3
Episode 17
Air Date February 15, 1999
Cast Ray Romano
Director(s) Richard Marion
Writer(s) Steve Skrovan
Preceded by Frank's Tribute
Followed by Ray Home Alone

Cruising with Marie is the 17th episode of Season 3, and is episode 64 of the full 210 episodes for the entire series. In this episode, Frank fakes an injury to get out of going on a cruise with Marie, so Marie ends up taking Ray with her instead.

Episode InformationEdit


Ray and Robert get their parents a cruise for Marie's birthday. But Frank ends up faking an injury to get out of it. Since the cruise is non-refundable, Marie takes Ray along with her in place of Frank.

While on the cruise, Marie makes a ton of new friends and Ray notices that his mother has become like a "party girl".

Running GagsEdit

Frank mentions his time in Korea.

Robert calls Ray by the nickname "Cubby".

Marie calls Frank by the nickname "Chi Chi."


This is the only episode in which Debra does not appear. Actress Patricia Heaton was taking time off because she was giving birth to her fourth child.

The cruise ship Ray and Marie are on is the Star Princess, which is owned by Carnival.

Both Lee and Stan are mentioned in the episode, but neither made an appearance.

Robert is seen carrying a bag that came from Nemo's Pizza, but the restaurant is neither seen nor mentioned in the episode.


  • Ray: "Oh good, skeet shooting. I'd like to sign up as skeet."
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