I love the opening of the show. Nice to see Bravo giving Captain Lee the “star” treatment! We begin 31 hours before sail with Captain Lee sitting on the dock waiting for the crew to show up. Everyone appears to be in high spirits. Ben, Captain Lee, Eddie and Ben are all ready to go. I hate Kate already. Andrew is not much better. He lives at home with his parents and only works when they start to annoy him. Or something. Jennice seems great. I love that she is a deckhand. I have a feeling she will out work Andrew. Amy is a new stew. She’s a southern girl and she has brought her brother Kelley along to work the cruise as well. Amy seems okay, but I am not sure about Kelley. Kelley’s package refers to his troubled past. I’m thinking these new crewmates, with the exception of Jennice are going to be problematic. And, as much as I love Captain Lee, he is old school and could go either way with the female deckhand trying to break into the boys club. Ben and Kat both seem a lot thinner.
Some of the crew are sent shopping with Ben for provisions. Andrew is an abject moron. I don’t know if he will even make the first sale. He is supposed to get water. He doesn’t know what kind to get. Ben tells him some low-end and some high-end. Andrew is confused. Water is water. Water is definitely not water Andrew. Have you ever had Deer Park bottled water? It tastes like dirt. Evian tastes lovely. SmartWater is the best for hydration and hangovers because it has electrolytes. Then there are the fizzy waters like San Pellegrino and Perrier. I case of canned La Croix is great for drinking in a raft on the ocean. Don’t be stupid Andrew.
This years ship is a lot bigger. The boat is trashed. Why would the boat be in such condition? Kate and Ben are bunking together. Oh Ben, just say no. Jennice already has the hots for Kelley. Kat is rooming with Amy. They have some sort of old beef between them so clearly they need to bunk together for our amusement.
Captain Lee has is first crew meeting to lay down the law. Rule one, no alcohol consumption on charter. AKA the Kat Rule. Rule Two, you will not be saying, “That’s not my job.” Tips are divided equally.
The client is a single woman named Georgia Hicks and some of her companions. They enjoy chicken fingers and ham. Ben hates them already. He wants to do some upscale dishes and the clients would be happy with some pigs in a blanket and mustard. Actually, I would be happy with some pigs in a blanket and mustard. I need to put that on my vision board. You know, when I get a vision board. I hope Ben picked up some ranch dressing at the grocery store.
Andrew is a jackass. He is not pulling his weight. He needs to be tossed off the ship before the ship even sails. He makes more work than he completes.
The guests arrive and the boat looks amazing. I don’t know how they got all of that done. Sadly, Andrew is still on the crew. Ben decides to do filet mignon sushi? WTF? These people are not going to eat that. If you had just served the filet with a nice baked tater, it would have taken way less time everyone would have been happy. Ben needs to adjust to some southern cooking. Southerners do not eat bait.
How does Kat not know how to unpack a suitcase? Andrew is acting like he is a guest on the cruise. Andrew invites himself to dinner with the guests. Captain Lee says not a chance. Ben continues to over do it on the cooking. But the guests love the chicken cordon bleu. Georgia throws herself at Captain Lee, and really who can blame her. Perhaps rubbing her tits all over his head was a bit too far, but. It’s vacation! Captain Lee was a good sport.
Captain Lee was not a happy camper when dumbass Andrew opened a porthole in his quarters and the whole area was full of salt water. Meanwhile, Kat and Amy are scheming to change bunks with Andrew and Eddie because their quarters are larger and have more closet space.
Wait, where is the part where the tips get passed out and everyone bitches and complains? I love that part. Captain Lee usually gives feedback. I hope they don’t leave that part out.
This season looks fantastic!