The cast of the sexy Below Deck spin-off, Below Mediterranean was released recently. In the new series the nine cast members accommodate guests on-board the luxurious mega yacht, the Ionian Princess. Their adventures to serve wealthy, choosy guests will take them to the seas of Santorini, Mykonos and many of the Greek islands. The show premieres on May 3, 2016 at 9 p.m. Eastern on BRAVO.
Born and raised in Michigan, Captain Mark Howard has 30 years of experience in the industry, Howard believes in being an approachable captain, but he doesn’t tolerate unprofessional behavior in any area of the yachts he oversees.
Tiffany Copeland, 3rd steward on the Ionian Princess, is a marine biologist from Florida. She’s determined to become a captain one day, and wants to learn every aspect of the yacht to help propel her career.
Julia D’Albert-Pusey is from Britain. Although this 2nd Steward has eight years (on and off) of experience working on yachts, fashion is her true passion. She has her own clothing line and said that yachting helps her get the funds she needs to fund what she wants to do.
From Australia, Hannah Ferrier prides herself on being a perfectionist when it comes to caring for guests on yacht charters. This yacht stewardess began her career in sales, but eventually discovered her love for yachting. She has worked as chief stewardess for five years and although she is demanding of her staff, she believes in playing hard as well as working hard.
Hailing from Central Florida, Deckhand Bobby Giancola is new to the charter yacht industry, although he has a background in maritime firefighting. He recently went through a bad breakup and decided to give yachting a try. He’s a self-proclaimed nerd.
Danny Zurelkat is a fun-loving deckhand who offers five star service. He has even worked on Mark Anthony’s boat. His motto: What guests want, they get. He sold all of his possessions, and moved to Ft. Lauderdale to become a yachtie. His goal was to travel around the world and get paid for it.
Bryan Kattenburg is an experienced captain and engineer from Northern California. He captains day charters and 60-foot yachts. Bryan calls himself a lover and tries to be friendly with everyone. He’s the 1st mate on Below Deck Med.
Jen Riservato is another American cast members. From Long Beach, Jen has seven years of experience as a yachtie. Although she has worked in the charter yacht game all around the United States she has never been to the Mediterranean. She is a deckhand on the Ionian Princes. She says that she is the most experienced deckhand on the ship.
Below Deck alum Ben Robinson is back at the chef on the Ionian Princess. An apprenticeship at a three Michelin Star restaurant, the Fat Duck in the United Kingdom helped him hone valuable skills. Ben has 10 years of experience as the head chef on yachts and even worked on the largest sailing yacht in the world. Ben was born in Oxford, England but now calls Ft. Lauderdale, Florida home.