"The Suite Life Sets Sail" is the pilot episode of the popular Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life on Deck, sequel and spin-off to the original series. Debby Ryan joins the cast as Bailey Pickett, close friends with Zack, girlfriend to Cody and roommate with London,[1] as well as Ashley Tisdale leaving the main cast due to Maddie Fitzpatrick having to attend college.

After an original sequel named Arwin! was not picked up by Disney Channel, the creators decided to change the concept.[2] The series premiere in the United States drew 5.7 million viewers,[3] and it became the most watched pilot in Canada and on the Family network,[4] also outpacing veteran series Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place with the ratings.[5]


Hotel heiress London Tipton (Brenda Song) and twins Zack (Dylan Sprouse) and Cody Martin (Cole Sprouse) are to attend a new semester in Seven Seas High School on the SS Tipton (which was seen in one episode of the predecessor),[6] a cruise ship owned by Wilfred Tipton (voiced by Bob Joles and played by Adam Tait in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody; played by John Michael Higgins in the special Suite Life on Deck episode "Twister"). Meanwhile, Mr. Moseby (Phill Lewis) tricks London into thinking that she is on vacation (which is not true), and a girl named Bailey Pickett sneaks into the bathrooms to disguise herself as a male, doing so since there are no more cabins left for women. London bribes her roommate Padma (Tiya Sircar) into leaving, so she can have the room to herself, and soon finds out she has to attend school.

Cody ends up sharing a room with Woody Fink (Matthew Timmons), who is very messy, while Zack eventually is with Bailey (Debby Ryan) (currently disguised as male, trying to hide her identity). The twins decide to exchange roommates, but Zack in the end refuses after finding out she is a girl. However, her gender is eventually revealed to the people on the ship, and is happy to find out that the cabin from London is free for one more person, but this is the last straw for London and she flees to Parrot Island via helicopter, leaving the plot for the following episode.


Main Actor/Actress Character
Cole Sprouse Cody Martin
Dylan Sprouse Zack Martin
Brenda Song London Tipton
Debby Ryan Bailey Pickett
Phill Lewis Mr. Moseby

Guest starring


The series premiere attracted more than a million people on its opening day.[3]


  1. Zack & Cody Spin-off Is Afloat. TV Guide.
  2. "Disney Channel series Arwin! was not picked up by the Disney Channel". Disney Society. Retrieved on 2009-03-18.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Levin, Gary (2008-09-30). "Nielsens: Presidential debate fights for numbers". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
  4. Campbell, Scott (2008-10-20). The Suite Life on Deck sets sail on Family Channel with record-breaking premiere ratings. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
  5. "Disney Channel/ Highlights For 2008". Business Wire. Retrieved on 2008-12-24.
  6. Template:Cite episode
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "The Suite Life Sets Sail", IMDb. 

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The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Season One: "Hotel Hangout" • "The Fairest of Them All" • "Maddie Checks In" • "Hotel Inspector" • "Grounded on the 23rd Floor" • "The Prince & the Plunger" • "Footloser" • "A Prom Story" • "Band in Boston" • "Cody Goes to Camp" • "To Catch a Thief" • "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Hotel" • "Poor Little Rich Girl" • "Cookin' with Romeo and Juliet" • "Rumors" • "Big Hair & Baseball" • "Rock Star in the House" • "Smart & Smarterer" • "The Ghost of Suite 613" • "Dad's Back" • "Christmas at the Tipton" • "Kisses & Basketball" • "Pilot Your Own Life" • "Crushed" • "Commercial Breaks" • "Boston Holiday"
Season Two: "Odd Couples" • "French 101" • "Day Care" • "Heck's Kitchen" • "Free Tippy" • "Forever Plaid" • "Election" • "Moseby's Big Brother" • "Books & Birdhouses" • "Not So Suite 16" • "Twins at the Tipton" • "Neither a Borrower nor a Speller Bee" • "Bowling" • "A Kept Man" • "The Suite Smell of Excess" • "Going for the Gold" • "Boston Tea Party" • "Have a Nice Trip" • "Ask Zack" • "Suite Life" • "What the Hey?" • "A Midsummer's Nightmare" • "Lost in Translation" • "Volley Dad" • "Loosely Ballroom" • "Scary Movie" • "Ah! Wilderness!" • "Birdman of Boston" • "Nurse Zack" • "Club Twin" • "Risk it All" • "Nugget of History" • "Miniature Golf" • "Health and Fitness" • "Back in the Game" • "The Suite Life Goes Hollywood" • "I Want My Mummy" • "Aptitude"
Season Three: "Graduation" • "Summer of Our Discontent" • "Sink or Swim" • "Super Twins" • "Who's the Boss?" • "Baggage" • "Sleepover Suite" • "The Arwin That Came to Dinner" • "Lip Synchin' in the Rain" • "First Day of High School" • "Of Clocks and Contracts" • "Arwinstein" • "Team Tipton" • "Orchestra" • "A Tale of Two Houses" • "Tiptonline" • "Foiled Again" • "Romancing the Phone" • "Benchwarmers" • "Doin' Time in Suite 2330" • "Let Us Entertain You" • "Mr. Tipton Comes to Visit"
The Suite Life on Deck
Season One: "The Suite Life Sets Sail" • "Parrot Island" • "Broke 'N' Yo-Yo" • "The Kidney of the Sea" • "Showgirls" • "International Dateline" • "It's All Greek to Me" • "Sea Monster Mash" • "Flowers and Chocolate" • "Boo You" • "SeaHarmony" • "The Mommy and the Swami" • "Maddie on Deck" • "When in Rome..." • "Shipnotized" • "Mom and Dad on Deck" • "The Wrong Stuff" • "Splash & Trash" • "Mulch Ado About Nothing" • "Cruisin' for a Bruisin'" • "Double-Crossed"
Season Two: "The Spy Who Shoved Me" • "Ala-ka-scram!" • "In the Line of Duty" • "Kitchen Casanova" • "Smarticle Particles" • "Family Thais" • "Goin' Bananas" • "Lost at Sea" • "Roomies" • "Crossing Jordin" • "Bermuda Triangle" • "The Beauty and the Fleeced" • "The Swede Life" • "Mother of the Groom" • "The Defiant Ones" • "Any Given Fantasy" • "Rollin' with the Holmies" • "Can You Dig It?" • "London's Apprentice" • "Once Upon a Suite Life" • "Marriage 101" • "Model Behavior" • "Rock the Kasbah" • "I Brake for Whales" • "Seven Seas News" • "Starship Tipton" • "Mean Chicks" • "Breakup in Paris"
Season Three: "The Silent Treatment" • "Rat Tale" • "So You Think You Can Date?" • "My Oh Maya" • "Das Boots" • "Bon Voyage" • "Computer Date" • "Party On!" • "Love and War" • "Trouble in Tokyo" • "The Ghost and Mr. Martin" • "Senior Ditch Day" • "My Sister's Keeper" • "Frozen" • "A London Carol" • "The Play's the Thing" • "Twister" • "Snakes on a Boat" • "Prom Night" • "Graduation on Deck"

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