Below Deck Mediterranean, the younger sibling to Below Deck, has been one of the most successful reality show spinoffs. Understandably so, as the opportunity to watch beautiful people in stunning locations exhibiting sometimes ugly behavior is just too good to resist! Too much food, too much alcohol and non-stop drama make for great television. Last season, the yacht crew and guests sailed into the beautiful ports of Italy, which made me want to chuck it all and fudge my resume to apply to be a deckhand.
During Season 3, we were treated to crew hook-ups, unruly guests, alcohol-fueled melt-downs and endless tension between Captain Sandy Yawn and Chief Stewardess Hannah Ferrier. And now, the wait for a new season of merriment on the high seas is just about over!
There are reality TV moments that are so outrageous and excessive that it unites fans in their disbelief. Caroline Bedol’s departure from Below Decklast season was one of those moments. It wasn’t Caroline quitting her Third Stew position that was shocking, but the manner in which she was treated by her superiors before she left. Chief Stew Kate Chastainand Second Stew JosiahCarterhooked up a speaker outside Caroline’s door to blast “eviction music.”
CrewmateRoss Iniaput a stop to it and questioned Kate’s bullying tactics. Fans of the show agreed. Even Captain Lee Rosbach had a similar reaction. A question of ethics also came up. Should audition screening be more thorough to make sure no one is put into a high-pressure situation that they may not be able to handle?
When Caroline Bedol quit Below Deck, she did so without any advance notice. Correction, she first gave two days notice. Then, she abruptly decided not to get out of bed the next morning. Chief Stew Kate Chastain and Second Stew Josiah Carter were left with a full workload, yet again. But Caroline wasn’t in a hurry to leave the boat. What happened next was one of the most talked about events all season.
In retrospect, maybe Caroline’s squatting tendencies resulted from not having a home to return to. She is certainly not in a stable situation now. Last week, Caroline was publicizing her Paypal account and asking for money. She must not have gotten the response she needed because Caroline is now “between homes.”
Fans of Below Deckand Below Deck Mediterranean get to experience all the drama of working in the yachting industry. Like any good reality show, it’s about getting to know new cast members and seeing how people interact. The whole premise of the show is the lives of the crew. But what about the Captain?
On Below Deck Mediterranean, Captain Sandy Yawnstays out of the fray for the most part. She did have some confrontations with veteran Chief Stew Hannah Ferrierabout her incessant smoke breaks but viewers certainly don’t get as close with her as the rest of the crew. Perhaps that’s why Sandy chose to share a personal story to her Instagram on Monday.
Ahoy, readers! I must announce all of my nautical dreams and wishes have come true in the form of another series from the very popular Below Deck franchise! Always a fan of watching any and all antics on the high seas, another form of this show brings me so much joy and makes me downright giddy with excitement. This time the action on the high seas will happen aboard a luxury sailing charter rather than the charter yachts we have become accustomed to.
We are coming off the most recent season of Below Deck where we witnessed wild (“I’m a boat captain too you know!”) Rhylee Gerber yelling “Got it!” to long-suffering Bosun Ross Iniaa minimum of 15 times per episode. And, of course, the amazing working relationship between Queen of the High Seas of Chief Stew-dom Kate Chastainand Josiah Carter. #bestseasonever
Caroline Bedol’s brief tenure onBelow Deckwas fraught with histrionics and paranoia. Third Stews don’t have longevity on this show, but Caroline didn’t even get a full’s day work in. She was consistently unwell. A swollen foot was the only visible and concrete ailment.
Perhaps Caroline was truly a victim of a toxic atmosphere as she claimed. If so, she certainly would be faring better on land, right? You decide. There was a cringe-worthy call into Watch What Happens Live, and a welfare check to her home in December.
Below Deckstar Ross Inia might be held legally accountable for his drunken antics last year in West Palm Beach, Florida. At first, prosecutors decided not to file charges against the New Zealand native. But on February 12th, barely a month after the initial review, the case was reopened. The charges adjusted instead.
Ross made headlines in December of last year. He was arrested after a night of partying with Below Deck Mediterranean bad-boy Joao Franco. The Season 6 bosun was in an altercation with two other men. Then law enforcement arrived to break up the fight. Then, Ross allegedly attacked the police officer. He also issued verbal threats.
Below Deck Mediterranean’sJoao Franco has a new lady in his life. And unlike Joao’s last attempt at a mature relationship, he seems very confident in his decision this time. She’s even got him smitten enough to be sharing sentimental poems and quotes about serendipity.
Joao’s current love interest debuted on his Instagram back in November. The two were paddle-boarding in Fort Lauderdale. Since then, Michelle Dicu has appeared with the Season 3 bad boy spending Christmas at the beach and enjoying cozy dates in Manhattan. Joao even dedicated a poem to his sweetheart for Valentine’s Day.