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
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a Below Deck charter guest? What can you request? What is out of the question? How do the cast members really act? Are they professional? Or are the romances and workplace tension very apparent? There are just so many questions that come to mind. Personally, I’m such a fan that I would want to hang out with the crew members just as much as I would want to chill with my own friends. Who am I kidding? I would ditch my closest friends to have dinner with Captain Lee Rosbach.
Charley Walters has the answers to a lot of those questions. He was a charter guest on Below Deck multiple times. During the most recent season, Charley and his friends reminded Second Stew Josiah Carter of the bullying he faced growing up. Ultimately, it all ended well with Josiah rocking a gold speedo at their gold themed event. Nevertheless, the episode did showcase Josiah’s vulnerability, something the viewers did not get to see much of considering Josiah’s near perfection as an employee.
Of course, our points of comparison are the previous deck crew letting the yacht slam into the dock. Or a chef with a fondness for beef-cheeks. We don’t even have to go back that far in time. Who could forget Chandler Brooks inept reign as bosun?
Captain Lee Rosbach hates babysitting. Even so, he does trend towards giving both professional and personal advice to his crew. At least for the purpose of writing his Below Deck blog. This week he had a lot to say to Tyler Rowland for dumping Rhylee Gerber at a cheap patio bar. You wouldn’t even think you were in Tahiti sitting on that slab of concrete.
But professionally, the Captain had nothing to chastise his crew over. And he’ll always give praise where it’s due. Captain Lee had great feedback for his Bosun Ross Inia, and Chief Stew Kate Chastain. Both department heads have been keeping it drama free.
Rhylee Gerberand Tyler Rowland as a couple make for uncomfortable TV. If they’re not getting intimate without any regard for the camera in their room, they’re bringingBelow Deckviewers along on their cringeworthy date.
Not only was it an awkward date, but a lazy one at best. Considering their shared outdoor interests, Tyler could have surely planned some activity. You’re in Tahiti after all!
The Below Deck crew has been living in relative harmony recently. Rhylee Gerber’s outbursts have dwindled. Laura Betancourt keeps her ego in check. And she’s been getting along with Chief Stew Kate Chastain as well as fending off the occasional sexually charged remark from Chef Adrian Martin. But for a change, the drama has centered around the carter guests. And this last group of ladies certainly deliver it.
Who better than Kate and Josiah Carterto dish on the likes of Krystal on the Below Deck After Show? They do have the most access. So the task of getting the intoxicated trust-fund diva to bed safely fell on Kate and Josiah’s shoulders. Krystal refused to be moved from the aft deck. This put Kate and Josiah in a “hostage situation.”
The drama of Below Deck tends to manifest in different areas of the boat as a season progresses. The interactions of this crew, both good and bad, have migrated from the crew mess, to the swim platform, back to the staff quarters. On this week’s After Show, the cast dish on their experiences rooming with a member of the opposite sex.