The Suite Life on Deck
Genre Teen sitcom
Created by Danny Kallis
Jim Geoghan
Developed by Danny Kallis
Pamela Eells O'Connell
Starring Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse

Brenda Song
Debby Ryan
Phill Lewis
Theme music composer Gary Scott.
Lyrics by Steve Hampton and John Adair
Opening theme "Livin' the Suite Life"
Country of origin 22x20px United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 21 [1] (20 aired)
(List of episodes)
Danny Kallis
Pamela Eells O'Connell
Jim Geoghan
Irene Dreayer
Walter Barnett
Jeny Quine
Adam Lapidus
Frank Sackett
Howard Nemetz
Dan Signer
Co-producer(s) Kelly Sandefur
Jeff Sarver
Editor(s) Jim Miley
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 23-24 minutes (approx.)
It's a Laugh Productions
Danny Kallis Productions
Disney Channel Original Productions
Original channel Disney Channel
First shown in United Kingdom
Original run {{{start date}}} – present
Status Returning series
Preceded by The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005-2008)
External links
Disney XD website

The Suite Life on Deck is a sequel/spin-off of the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. The series follows twin brothers Zack and Cody Martin and hotel heiress London Tipton in a new setting, the S.S. Tipton, where they attend classes at "Seven Seas High" and meet Bailey Pickett while Mr. Moseby manages the ship. The ship travels around the world to countries such as Italy, Greece, India, and the United Kingdom where the characters experience different cultures and adventures.[2]

The series' pilot aired in the UK on September 19, 2008, and in US markets on September 26, 2008.[3] The series premiere on the Disney Channel in the US drew 5.7 million viewers,[4] and it became the most-watched series premiere in Canada on the Family channel.[5] The show was also TV's No. 1 scripted series in Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 in 2008, outpacing veteran series Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place in the ratings.[6]

The show was created by Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan, and developed by Kallis and Pamela Eells O'Connell. Returning stars for the series are Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song, and Phill Lewis.[2] Newcomers for the series include Debby Ryan (as a regular cast member), Matthew Timmons (as a recurring guest star), and Erin Cardillo (as a recurring guest star).[3][7][8] Larramie Shaw will join the cast in season two.[9]

The series has been broadcast in more than 30 countries worldwide, and is shot at Hollywood Center Studios in Los Angeles. The pilot was available as a free download on the American iTunes store starting on September 9 2008, but was later moved to the regular price of $1.99. In December 2008, it was reported that the Disney Channel had renewed the series for a thirteen episode second season.[10] On May 11, 2009, Disney issued a press release stating that the second season had been extended to include a larger number of episodes than the original thirteen. With the second season extension, the characters played by Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song, and Phill Lewis will become the longest running continuous characters in Disney Channel history with 138 episodes.[9]



On February 4 2008, it was announced that the Disney Channel was developing a new contemporary spin-off of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. The announcement was made by Gary Marsh, the President of the Disney Channel. He stated, "Our audience has shown us that after 88 episodes, 'The Suite Life of Zack & Cody' remains one of their favorite sitcoms ever, we decided to find a new way for Zack, Cody, London and Mr. Moseby to live 'The Suite Life' in a whole new setting -- this time aboard a luxury cruise liner."[11]

The series original creator, Danny Kallis was announced to be involved with the project. The elements from the original series remain the same though the setting is completely different.[11] The series main concepts were created by Kallis and Pamela Eells O'Connell. Kallis, O'Connell, Jim Geoghan and Irene Dreayer are the executive producers. The series is produced by It's a Laugh Productions and Danny Kallis Productions.[11]

In 2007, a Suite Life spin-off which was based on the life of the hotels engineer, Arwin Hawkhauser (Brian Stepanek) and his family and friends was considered for distribution by the Disney Channel. The series name ideas consisted of Arwin! and Housebroken. The spin-off was never picked up by the Disney Channel.[12] In May 2009, Gary Marsh, the president of Disney Channels Worldwide said: "With this second-season extension, the cast of ‘The Suite Life’ makes Disney Channel history by becoming the longest running continuous characters on our air - 138 half-hour episodes. We are thrilled for them, and for the brilliant, inspired production team that made this extraordinary run possible."[9]


According to show creators and producers, the choice of setting was made to appeal to an international audience with different ports-of-call, such as India, Greece, and Italy. An on-board theater serves as an "organic" set-up for musical numbers.[2] Most of the action in the series occurs onboard the "S.S. Tipton". However, the ship travels to places such as India, Greece, Italy, and "Parrot Island", which are unfamiliar places to both Zack and Cody Martin.

S.S. TiptonEdit

The S.S. Tipton is a cruise ship belonging to London Tipton's father. Unlike most cruise ships it also includes a school, "Seven Seas High School", which is a common setting on the ship, as are The Sky Deck, the lobby, and the students' cabins. There are also various areas on the S.S. Tipton that are mentioned, but never seen, including The Lito Deck, The Fiesta Deck, and the ship's Putt-Putt Golf Course, where the captain spends most of his time.

Other settingsEdit

  • Greece - The S.S. Tipton visits Athens, Greece in the episode "It's All Greek to Me". The students visit the museum of Greek Antiquities.
  • India - In the episode "The Mommy and the Swami", the S.S. Tipton docks somewhere along the coast of India. The only place shown in India is the Swami Temple on top of a tall mountain, where Zack and Cody arrive after a long climb.
  • Linchtenstamp - The S.S. Tipton visits this fictional country in the episode "Maddie on Deck". The only place ever shown in the country is the Royal Palace.
  • Parrot Island - The S.S. Tipton makes a special trip to Parrot Island in order to rescue London in the episode "Parrot Island". Places on Parrot Island where the characters visit include the jail and the market.
  • Rome - The S.S. Tipton docks in Rome during the episode "When In Rome...". The only places seen in Rome are Gigi's Restaurant and the courtyard outside.

Cast and charactersEdit


Actor Character Main cast
Recurring cast
Cole Sprouse Cody Martin 1, 2, 3
Dylan Sprouse Zack Martin 1, 2, 3
Brenda Song London Tipton 1, 2, 3
Debby Ryan Bailey Pickett 1, 2, 3
Phill Lewis Mr. Moseby 1, 2, 3
Matthew Timmons Woody Fink 1,2,3
Erin Cardillo Emma Tutweiller 1,2,3
Larramie Shaw Marcus Little 2,3

Please Note: Larramie Shaw left because he is currently doing Pair of Kings as Boomer.

Main charactersEdit


Cody and Zack MartinEdit

Cody and Zack Martin (Cole and Dylan Sprouse) are identical twins living on the luxury passenger cruise liner, The S.S. Tipton. The Martin twins attend classes at Seven Seas High, which is a S.S. Tipton school program. After Zack uses all of the money that was supposed to last them for the entire semester, they are forced to seek employment on the ship.[13]

Cody Martin

Main article: Cody Martin

Cody Martin (Cole Sprouse) is typically the erudite, mature, intelligent, wise, and sensitive twin. He works as one of the ship's towel boys. Cody performs well academically, he is a straight A+ student, and has shown to have a great interest in academics. Cody does not perform well in sports. Cody has been noted to be several minutes younger than Zack and also often plays along with Zack's crazy schemes. He has a massive crush on Bailey.

Zack Martin

Main article: Zack Martin

Zack Martin (Dylan Sprouse) is typically the non-studious, outgoing, and immature twin. He works in the juice bar on the ship. Zack does not perform particularly well academically, but manages to perform well physically and enjoys physical sports, especially basketball. Zack acts aggressive sometimes, but seems to care about his brother even though he does not always show this. Zack usually picks on Cody, who he sees as a nerd, but becomes very protective of him when someone else picks on him.

London TiptonEdit

Main article: London Tipton

London Tipton (Brenda Song) is the socialite of the four main teen characters (Zack, Cody, Bailey, and London). She is the daughter of Wilfred Tipton, a multibillionaire who is the owner of the Tipton Hotel chains, including the Boston Tipton Hotel and the S.S. Tipton. She is described as a "dim-witted, spoiled, gullible, and an often airheaded teenager". When she is happy, she usually claps her hands repeatedly jumps up and down, while saying her catchphrase, "Yay me!" Mr. Moseby fools London into thinking that she is on the S.S. Tipton for a vacation, to get her on the ship. London gets enrolled at the Seven Seas High school program because her father wants her to live in the real world. London does not live in a first class suite at the S.S. Tipton, she resides in a small cabin. London reluctantly agreed to accept Bailey Pickett (Debby Ryan) as her new roommate, although she did so after unsuccessfully trying to bribe Bailey into leaving as she did with her previous roommate. The two later become friends. Bailey and London form a close friendship and end up becoming best friends. In the beginning of the Suite Life series, when London resided at the Boston Tipton Hotel it seemed she was living in her own bubble. On the S.S. Tipton, London has become more aware of the real world and has faced several difficulties.

Bailey PickettEdit

Main article: Bailey Pickett

Bailey Pickett (Debby Ryan) is a 15-year-old teenage girl from the fictional town of Kettlecorn, Kansas. She is seemingly the perfect girl next door and has been described as a "small town, down-to-earth girl". She shares a room with the wealthy socialite London Tipton, in which the two later form a close friendship together and end up becoming best friends. Bailey is a student at Seven Seas High and attends classes with her new friends Zack, Cody, London, and Woody. She came on the ship to leave Kettlecorn, where she lived on a farm, because she hated the fact that the town is so small. She pretends to be a boy in the pilot in order to get a room on the S.S. Tipton because the girls' cabins were filled. Eventually, she moves in with London when people find out she is a girl. London tries to bribe her not to move in but Bailey refuses. In the beginning of the second episode in the first season, Zack and Cody were both fighting over Bailey since they both seemed to have a crush on her. But in the end, when they knew more about Bailey's life and her ex boyfriend, Zack lets Cody have Bailey claiming that Bailey was carrying too much baggage and that he liked girls with just carry-ons. Cody tries several times to attract Bailey, but is, thus far in the series, unsuccessful as Bailey seems oblivious to his advances.

Mr. MosebyEdit

Main article: Mr. Moseby

Marion Moseby (Phill Lewis) is the uptight and serious former manager of the Tipton Hotel in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Moseby is now the chaperon and manager of the S.S. Tipton. He speaks with a wide vocabulary and an urbane vernacular, and is often annoyed by Zack and Cody's schemes. His repeated catch phrase, "Good Luck with That" has become his trademark. Though he acts as though he does not care about the boys, he actually has a great deal of affection for them. He's constantly running from stem to stern keeping the Martin twins and London out of trouble. Moseby has a father figure in London's life, because of London's father absence in the series he looks after her. Moseby reportedly tricked London in order for her to be enrolled in the Seven Seas High school program. He told London she was going on a vacation at the S.S. Tipton to get her on the ship.

Special guest appearancesEdit


U.S. Nielsen ratingsEdit

The show's pilot premiered on the Disney Channel in the US on September 19, 2008, and gathered approximately 5.7 million viewers on the night of its premiere.[4] The series premiere in Canada was also the most watched series premiere on Family channel.[5] In December 2008, Business Wire reported the show was 2008's #1 top scripted television series for children between the ages 6 to 11 and pre-teenagers between the ages 9 to 14 , beating the veteran series Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place in the ratings.[6] The show was in the #1 spot for the top rated childrens television series for many months.[14][15][16][17] The show has been one of the top 4 live-action television series for many months.[18][19]

Season 1Edit

# Episode Air date Rating Viewers (in millions)
1.01 The Suite Life Sets Sail 2008-09-19 4.8 5.7[4]
1.02 Parrot Island 2008-09-27 4.6 TBA
1.03 Broke 'N' Yo-Yo 2008-10-03 3.2 4.0[20]
1.04 The Kidney of the Sea 2008-10-10 4.2 TBA
1.05 Showgirls 2008-10-17 5.4 TBA
1.06 International Dateline 2008-10-24 4.5 TBA
1.07 It's All Greek to Me 2008-11-07 4.2 TBA
1.08 Sea Monster Mash 2008-11-14 3.1 4.45[21]
1.09 Flowers and Chocolate 2008-10-21 2.4 3.87[22]
1.10 Boo You 2008-12-05 3.2 4.29[23][24]
1.11 seaHarmony 2008-12-12 3.0 4.18[23]
1.12 The Mommy and the Swami 2009-01-09 5.1 TBA
1.13 Maddie on Deck 2009-01-16 4.0 4.04[25]
1.14 When in Rome... 2009-01-23 3.0 TBA
1.15 Shipnotized 2009-01-30 3.3 3.75[26]
1.16 Mom and Dad on Deck 2009-02-20 2.3 3.24[27]
1.17 The Wrong Stuff 2009-03-27 3.4 TBA
1.18 Splash & Trash 2009-04-17 TBA TBA
1.19 Mulch Ado About Nothing 2009-05-01 TBA TBA
1.20 Cruisin' for a Bruisin' 2009-06-05 2.9 3.65 [Citation needed]
1.21 Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana 2009-07-17 TBA TBA


Before the series officially made its debut on air, the first episode was made available as a free download on iTunes. The show's first season is available on iTunes, the unaired episodes are also available on iTunes.


Main article: List of The Suite Life on Deck episodes
Seasons Episodes First Air Date Last Air Date
Season 1 21 September 19, 2008 July 17, 2009


DVD ReleasesEdit

Season Region 1 Discs Extras
One August 25, 2009[28] 2 Several bonus episodes such as the "International Dateline" and "Mulch Ado About Nothing." Also, "Debby on Deck" which is where the Sprouse twins interview Debby Ryan. In addition, The Suite Life on Deck premiere is featured in the DVD.[29]

Other mediaEdit

In April 16, 2009, People Magazine released a special collector's edition of The Suite Life on Deck, People Magazine has previously published several special editions based on Disney Channel productions such as the 2008 Hannah Montana and High School Musical special editions.[30] The Suite Life on Deck edition was sixty pages long and included many interviews of the cast, posters, upcoming episode pictures, and included several games based on the series.[31] Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, and Brenda Song are featured on the cover of the special edition.

International release Edit

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Country / Region Network(s) Series premiere Title
Africa Disney Channel Africa January 16, 2009 The Suite Life on Deck
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Template:Flagicon Singapore
Template:Flagicon Thailand
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Disney Channel Asia December 15, 2008 The Suite Life on Deck
Template:Flagicon Arab World Disney Channel Middle East February 6, 2009 The Suite Life on Deck (Airing the show with Arabic subtitles)
Template:Flagicon Argentina Disney Channel Latin America South December 14, 2008 (Advance)
December 19, 2008 (Premiere)
Zack y Cody: Gemelos a Bordo (Zack & Cody: Twins on Board)
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Disney Channel Australia October 6, 2008 The Suite Life on Deck
Template:Flagicon Brazil Disney Channel Brazil December 14, 2008 (Advance)
January 16, 2009 (Premiere)
Zack & Cody: Gêmeos a Bordo (Zack & Cody: Twins on Board)
Template:Flagicon Canada Family Channel
BBC Kids
October 13, 2008 The Suite Life on Deck
Template:Flagicon Colombia Disney Channel Latin America December 14, 2008 (Advance)
January 16, 2009 (Premiere)
Zack y Cody: Gemelos a Bordo
Template:Flagicon Denmark Disney Channel Scandinavia January 16, 2009 Det Søde Liv til Søs (The Suite Life on Deck)
Template:Flagicon Finland Disney Channel Scandinavia January 16, 2009 Viiden tähden merielämää
Template:Flagicon France Disney Channel France December 10, 2008 La Vie de croisière de Zack et Cody (The Cruise Life of Zack & Cody)
Template:Flagicon Germany Disney Channel Germany
Super RTL
January 30, 2009
February 8, 2009 (Advance)
Zack & Cody an Bord (Zack & Cody on Board)
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Disney Channel India January 30, 2009 The Suite Life on Deck
Template:Flagicon Israel Jetix Israel January 2009 זאק וקודי חיים על הסיפון
Template:Flagicon Italy Disney Channel Italy January 11, 2009 Zack e Cody sul ponte di comando (Zack & Cody on Board)
Template:Flagicon Japan Disney Channel Japan January 24, 2009 スイート・ライフ オン・クルーズ (Suite Life On Cruise)
Template:Flagicon Mexico Disney Channel Latin America North December 14, 2008 (Advance)
January 16, 2009 (Premiere)
Zack y Cody: Gemelos a Bordo (Zack & Cody: Twins on Board)
Template:Flagicon Norway Disney Channel Scandinavia January 16, 2009 Det søte liv til sjøs
Template:Flagicon Pakistan Disney Channel September 28, 2008
(US Premiere)
The Suite Life on Deck
Template:Flagicon Poland Disney Channel Poland January 17, 2009 Nie ma to jak statek (Cool to be on Board)
Template:Flagicon Portugal Disney Channel Portugal January 1, 2009 (Advance)
January 16, 2009 (Premiere)
Zack e Cody: Todos a Bordo (Zack & Cody: All on Board)
Template:Flagicon South Africa Disney Channel January 16, 2009[32] TBA
Template:Flagicon Spain Disney Channel Spain January 1, 2009 (Advance)
January 16, 2009 (Premiere)
Zack y Cody: Todos a Bordo (Zack & Cody: All on Board)
Template:Flagicon Sweden Disney Channel January 16, 2009 Det ljuva havslivet
Template:Flagicon Taiwan Disney Channel Taiwan January 24, 2009 小查與寇弟的頂級郵輪生活
Template:Flagicon Turkey Disney Channel Turkey January 16, 2009 Zack ve Cody Güvertede (Zack & Cody on Board)
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Disney Channel UK September 19, 2008 (Advance)
February 6, 2009 (Premiere)
The Suite Life on Deck
Template:Flagicon United States Disney Channel September 26, 2008 The Suite Life on Deck

References Edit

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  14. Growing by Double-Digit Percentages Week to Week, Disney Channel Extends its Streak as Cable’s No. 1 Network in Prime to 193 Weeks in Kids 6-11 and 189 Weeks in Tweens 9-14
  15. Disney Channel weekly ratings
  16. Football, Future President, and Zack & Cody Lead Weekly Cable Viewing
  17. Disney Channel Weekly Highlights
  18. Disney Channel Weekly Ratings December 29 - January 4
  19. Disney Channel highlights for week of January 5-11, 2009
  20. Disney Channel Weekly Ratings
  21. Football (though not NFL Network), Jeff Dunham and iCarly lead weekly cable viewing
  22. Updated: Weekly Top Cable Shows
  23. 23.0 23.1 Top 10 Cable TV Rankings: December 8- 14, 2008
  24. Growing by Double-Digit Percentages Week to Week, Disney Channel Extends its Streak as Cable’s No. 1 Network in Prime to 193 Weeks in Kids 6-11 and 189 Weeks in Tweens 9-14
  25. WWE RAW, The Closer and Monk lead weekly cable viewing
  26. The Closer, Monk and Burn Notice lead weekly cable viewing
  27. iCarly, Burn Notice and WWE RAW top cable charts
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  32. South African television calendar

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