Love at Sea

Love at Sea – Nautical Romance Full of Playful Hijinks

September 18, 2018 Rissi JC 3 Comments

Love at Sea (2018) Hallmark Review

As the last glow of summer descends on the greater part of the country, favorite network Hallmark Channel helps summer’s end last a little bit longer. They accomplish this with five all-new original romances, one of which is the cute romance Love at Sea. A romantic-comedy that also happens to co-star a real-life married couple.

Despite her last name, Olivia Graham (Alexa PenaVega) works hard to accomplish her goals. She doesn’t take nor does she expect any handouts just because of her name. Then her boyfriend overlooks her capabilities, and the work she’s put in. He instead brings on a new event coordinator at the hotel her father built, and Olivia leaves. A year later she tries to start her own fledgling career, and finds her shot when her best friend, a rising Youtube star, hires her.

TV MOVIE REIVEW | Love on Safari – A South African Adventure in the Sun

The event is to be held in an unusual venue; at sea on a cruise ship, but if there’s one thing Olivia is up for, it’s a good challenge. What she isn’t ready for is Tony (Carlos PenaVega), the new cruise director. Where Olivia is a type-a perfectionist, Tony is the polar opposite, all of which is a rom-com recipe for fun at sea!

As a general rule, each of Hallmark’s romance originals is entertaining. This is certainly true of Love At Sea, which ups the adorable factor. (This is especially true if the audience knows its leads is a real-life married couple.) Previously these two also co-starred in a Christmas original Enchanted Christmas where they waltz their way into our hearts. Now, while at sea, they tell us a new story we swoon over.

The script moves fast in its set up of the story and the meeting between Olivia and Tony. Characters are likable, and there’s a side story that proves an interesting balance to the main story between Olivia and Tony. The two characters who are at the center of everything. The sass between them keeps the audience smiling and invested in this plot.

Setting the story at sea makes the Hallmark watching experience more fun. Seeing as everything unfolds, alongside Tony and Olivia falling in love on a ship, is a unique way to tell a Hallmark story. This unique space adds so much color and personality to everything, and a rule of mine is to never underestimate the power of a good setting.

If you haven’t seen Love At Sea, as each of their films are, Hallmark’s movies are fantastic fun. They’re a good time you can enjoy when the day has been long. Primary reason why being because they put a smile on your face.

Photos: Hallmark Channel / Crown Media Press

About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

All posts


  • […] TV FILM REVIEW | Love at Sea – Nautical Romance Full of Playful Hijinks […]

  • […] TV FILM REVIEW | Love at Sea – Nautical Romance Full of Playful Hijinks […]

  • […] of us who like Carlos’ prior Hallmark films (including Love at Sea with wife Alexa PenaVega) will discover a sweet and must-see story. I liked seeing him paired with a […]

  • Leave a Reply

    (Enter your URL then click here to include a link to one of your blog posts.)

    Bonjour and Welcome!

    Welcome | thank you for visiting and reading. if you like, you are invited to join our conversations and follow along – join us.  You’re most welcome.
    Read more about us

    Find Us Elsewhere

    Find us on Gab, Gettr, and MeWe! Plus, join our Reader Group page on MeWe!

    Culture Characteristics in your Inbox!

    Subscribe! Have our new content sent to your inbox; sign up for our once (or twice) monthly round up of new content. If you'd like to have this newsletter sent to your inbox, you can enter your email address here. Please note, this does require a sign-up confirmation via email, and that email may be sent to a junk or spam folder.

    RSS Feed

    Enter your email address:



    Some of the links on this blog are affiliate links, which means that if you click on a product link, I may receive (a small) compensation. This compensation comes at no additional cost to you.

    Rissi JC ( is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

    All written content (unless noted) is © Copyright Rissi JC and


    %d bloggers like this: