Ciara Duggan and Paget Berry on ‘Below Deck Med’ Drama: ‘This Is Why Boats Don’t Hire Couples’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jenna MacGillivray, Paget Berry

Ciara Duggan from Below Deck Sailing Yacht admits she is stunned that bosun Malia White from Below Deck Mediterranean pulled rank so as to bunk with boyfriend and new chef Tom Checketts.

Jenna MacGillivray, Paget Berry
Jenna MacGillivray, Paget Berry |Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo

White basically demanded that chief stew Hannah Ferrier transfer cabins to accommodate the couple. “We were like, ‘Oh my God this is why boats don’t hire couples,’” Duggan instructed the workforce from Bravo Confessionals.

Fiancé Paget Berry agreed. “It shouldn’t happen,” he mentioned. “Television or not you have to maintain sort of a good image for the other thousands of couples out there who work in yachting.”

“It makes us all look like, ‘Ah we’re a couple we get the frigging master suite.’ It’s not a good look,” Berry added.

Does the chef have rank over the crew on cabin preparations?

Although Duggan was a deckhand on Below Deck Sailing Yacht, she’s additionally a chief stew. Berry is the primary mate, which is among the highest-ranking positions on a yacht. Viewers have been instructed Checketts was given cabin choice on the yacht as a result of because the chef he might basically name the pictures.

But Berry and Duggan disagreed. “[Room assignments] has nothing to do with the chef,” Berry laughed. “The cabin arrangements are normally down to the chief stew, that’s what I thought.”

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“Usually, like on Parsifal as well, before Jenna [MacGillivray] arrived, I was the one who decided who was going to go where,” Duggan defined. “And then on the last [boat] we were on, it just fell naturally who was gonna go where because there wasn’t a ton of crew. But normally it’s the chief stew and if there are any questions about it, it’s up to the chief stew and the captain to decide.”

Berry and Duggan labored collectively and didn’t share a cabin

Duggan sparked dialog about room assignments when she tweeted that she and Berry didn’t share a cabin for six months and didn’t have a meltdown. “Fun fact: Paget and I have just spent the last 6 months working on a yacht on which we couldn’t share a cabin,” she tweeted.“As First Mate and Chief Stew and we survived.”

Jenna MacGillivray, who was the chief stew on Below Deck Sailing Yacht agreed that the room reassignments appeared weird. “In my 8 years of yachting, typically for cabin arrangements no one makes demands, you need to be easy going but also, couples don’t take priority if it means making others uncomfortable,” she commented on the thread.

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“Omg I couldn’t imagine making everyone move so that @BerryPaget and I can share a cabin just because we’re a couple,” Duggan agreed. “ESPECIALLY if we didn’t join the boat together! We’ve done plenty of stints not sharing a cabin even on Parsifal. It’s just not a big deal.”

MacGillivray shared her personal expertise when she labored on a yacht with a boyfriend for 3 years. She by no means anticipated to share a cabin together with her boyfriend and the crew ought to be in full settlement concerning the rooming scenario.

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