Captains, Casts, and That $20,000 Tip: Jemele Hill Compares ‘Below Deck Med’ Season 6 to ‘Below Deck’ Season 7:


Charter guest Jemele Hill was in the unique position of being to compare her Below Deck Mediterranean Season 6 charter to her voyage on Below Deck Season 7. She had an entirely different crew but said both trips were equally as fun. Hill recently dished with about her experience with Captain Sandy Yawn versus Captain Lee Rosbach. She also discussed the crew from the different charters. Plus, Hill’s group left a hefty $20,000 tip – one of the higher tips this season – and she shared what was behind it.

Captain Lee from ‘Below Deck’ versus Captain Sandy from ‘Below Deck Med’

Hill experienced both Rosbach from Below Deck and Yawn from Below Deck Med. She described the captains as being “awesome” but had more interaction with Yawn. “It was different with Captain Lee,” she laughed remembering how Rosbach was discussing charity work with her friends when chef Kevin Dobson presented the giant erect penis cake.

“I think I remember him coming out maybe once before we had dinner with him,” she recalled of Rosbach. “Maybe once to check on us to say like, ‘Hey I want to see how things are going.” And we were like, ‘Cool.’ Captain Sandy came out a couple of times. I don’t know if that was her management style, or if that was a result of the situation of them being down [ a crew member]. I think it probably was the latter. It probably was the situation that they were in.

And she just wanted to be sure that the crew was still maintaining the standard of excellence that she established.”

How did the ‘Below Deck’ Season 7 crew compare to the ‘Below Deck Med’ Season 6 crew?

Hill encountered two very different crew situations.

The Below Deck Season 7 crew were working in a toxic environment.

Chief stew Kate Chastain had been nearly physically attacked by bosun Ashton Pienaar.

And the entire male deck team had just tried to get deckhand Rhylee Gerber fired. Hill said the vibe was off with the Below Deck Season 7 crew versus the sweet friendships she saw that had formed with the Below Deck Med Season 6 crew.

“When I was in Thailand [on Below Deck]when we got there it felt tense,” she recalled. “And even though Kate tried to act like that wasn’t the case.

Then when I saw the season, I understood it.

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