During the lockdown, something that we can all agree on is that we become hooked on Below Deck. This show has been out for some time, but last year we all got hooked on it. With dozens of different series already released on popular streaming sites like Netflix and Prime, we were all able to binge the show, which got a lot of us thinking.
A lot of the people that worked on and hired the cruise ships on the show were living the life that we all wanted. Imagine, cruising around the world without a care in the world, it is what we all want.
Below Deck has plenty of drama, but above all, it has luxury, so much so that even the cruise workers get to experience it from time to time. If like me, you binged the show and have been left with an overwhelming feeling of envy, then you may have already been googling yachts and other things from the show.
The price point for these luxuries may be high, but that does not mean that they are unobtainable. Though you may believe that it is completely out of reach, there are ways that you can live your Below Deck fantasy, and here is how.
Look Into Deck or Steward Work
If you are someone that watched the show and you were not left jealous by the guests, but by the crew, then it may be worth looking into how you can do it yourself. Yachting has been around for decades upon decades and during this time yachting companies have been looking for reliable staff.
Working on yachts and cruising is likely not something that was promoted to you during your education, but you can actually make some decent money doing it, and it is a whole lot of fun.
If you think that you would like to take on a position as a deckhand, then be prepared for a whole lot of work. You need extensive training to be able to work on a boat as a deckhand, as expensive equipment and human lives are in your hand.
If you are someone that lives in or near a coastal town, then it is likely there will be some classes or volunteering that you can take part in to improve your skills. You have to remember that cruise ships and yachts are big vessels that require a lot of attention. Even if you have the right qualifications and you think that you are ready, you should first take the time to work on a smaller boat. This will allow you to gain some familiarity with the boats and will stop you from becoming overwhelmed when you do eventually decide to take to yachting.
If you have watched the show, then it has likely that you have felt jealous of the stewards. From the perspective of the rest of the yacht, the job of the steward does not seem too challenging. Stewards do a lot of entertaining, drink making and cleaning. For this reason, the idea of being a steward may be extremely appealing to you and it can actually be achieved quite easily. You do need some extensive training on aspects such as drink making and serving, but once you have done that then you will be ready to go.
Hire A Yacht
So the yachts that are used in Below Deck may be a bit out of your price range. This is especially the case when you think about the cost of the tip that is expected of you after you have enjoyed the holiday experience.
However, not all yachts cost the same amount as the ones on Below Deck, so you may find that you can afford to rent one. If you are someone that lives in Florida, then it is likely that you have already spent plenty of time in the water. However, something that you may not know is that if you go to Miami, then you can experience something super similar to Below Deck.
You can rent a yacht in Miami for a very affordable price, especially if you are able to divide this price between a few people. These yachts can be rented for a few days, meaning that you can take them to the seas and see some sites and play with water toys.
Of course, this will not be an extremely cheap experience, but it will be worth it in the end, as no other experience can compare to it. It is also a great opportunity to take some fantastic shots and make memories that you will never forget. The Miami coast also has some fantastic places to explore, which means that you can see some beautiful scenery and have a brilliant time.
Have a Luxury Beach Experience
Something that we all love about the show is the beach picnic experiences. These beach experiences always lead to a lot of drama for the staff, as it is really stressful to set up, which is great for entertainment value.
Though there tends to be a lot of drama, the staff always ends up setting up a fantastic beach picnic that leaves us all feeling jealous. You do not have to be left feeling jealous of these beach experiences, as you can recreate them on your own and it is very easy to do. Find a beach and pack a luxury picnic, including wine and even a cheeseboard and you can live like a luxury guest.