There’s something very familiar about the new season of Below Deck premiering on Monday, November 2 at 9/8c.
For starters, Season 8 marks the first time the series will be cruising around the Caribbean since Season 5. “It’s been years since I’ve been in the Caribbean, and I’ve missed the hell out of it. White sandy beaches, crystal blue water,” Captain Lee Rosbach shares in the above trailer for the new season. “It’s like putting on your favorite pair of blue jeans. It’s like going home again.”
Captain Lee won’t be the only Below Deck OG on the yacht this season. Eddie Lucas, who appeared as part of the deck team in Seasons 1 through 3, will be back to serve as bosun. He’ll be leading a team that also includes deckhands James Hough and Shane Coopersmith.
But there is a whole lot of new in store for the Below Deck crew in Season 8, including a new chief stew following Kate Chastain’s decision to depart Below Deck after six seasons. Francesca Rubi will keep things in ship shape in the interior with stews Elizabeth Frankini and Isabelle “Izzy” Wouters.
We’ll also see a new face in the galley. Rachel Hargrove will serve as chef on the yacht.
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This season was filmed as concerns over coronavirus (COVID-19) began to emerge around the world, and the trailer previews how the crew will react to the situation. “F–king world’s going to hell in a f–king handbasket,” Captain Lee says in the clip.
But this season will be chock-full of the all the fun and drama we know and love on Below Deck, including deckhands, flirting among the crew, and misbehaving charter guests.
Captain Lee would like to take this time to remind us all: “There’s no crying in yachting.”
Check out the full trailer for Below Deck Season 8 below.