Bravo’s drama-packed reality TV sensation Under deck was first broadcast in 2013. He follows a group of young people who work aboard luxury yachts, catering to wealthy clients during their lavish vacations. The series chronicles all the chaotic arguments, ill-fated romances and shocking moments that unfold among the crew as they sail to dreamy destinations – all while grappling with the often unruly passengers on board.
The hit show has inspired numerous spin-offs, including Below Deck Mediterranean, Below Deck Sailing Yacht, Below Deck Down Under, Below Deck Adventure, and Galley talk below deck. If you are a fan of the franchise, here are five other shows like Under deck that you could enjoy next.
“The Cruise” (2016-2019)
ITV’s The cruise was a documentary-style TV show that followed the day-to-day operations of one of the world’s largest and most luxurious cruise ships, Per IMDB. Similar to Under deck, The series focused on the lives of the 1,400 crew members who work on the ship, in addition to its unconventional crowd of passengers.
The cruise is perhaps the most similar show to Under deck with its interview-style formatting and uncompromising look at the often lackluster lives of cruise ship workers. Staff were shown striving to ensure every guest was happy, a task that often seemed impossible on ships of this magnitude.
‘Camp Getaway’ (since 2020)
camp trip is a somewhat new addition to Bravo’s reality TV lineup. As described by IMDB, the series follows the staff at the “ultimate adult playground” as they navigate the challenges of working at an idyllic 300-acre summer camp in upstate New York. The turn? Every employee actually has top-class full-time jobs in addition to their work at the camp.
The charismatic cast should remind some fans of them Under deck occupation, who work hard and play hard in the summer. camp trip is also chock-full of scandals and dramas, because for the employees it’s not just about “sun, sport and smiles”.
‘Summer House’ (since 2017)
Bravo’s since 2017 summer house spent a summer documenting a group of nine friends who share a house in Montauk, New York. The original cast has changed quite a bit over the six seasons of the show. And the series inspired a spin-off, winter house.
Similar to Under deck – and other shows like Under deck – Friendships are put to the ultimate test summer house. After all, being close neighbors for an entire summer is bound to put pressure on the cast’s relationships.
‘Timber Creek Lodge’ (2016-2017)
Timber Creek Lodge, Though short-lived, it was one of Bravo’s most alluring reality series. The Canadian reality show took place at a popular ski resort in Whistler, British Columbia IMDB.
As Under deck, The show followed the lodge’s eccentric crew of employees as they worked, partied and even sparked romances. But when staff were off-duty, the lines between them and the resort’s high-profile clients began to blur, leading to endless drama.
‘Unanchored’ (since 2018)
The documentary series Floating gives viewers a glimpse into the secret second lives of young professionals who travel to the Bahamas to join 30 other yachts in a “floating festival,” per IMDB. Each cast member pauses their full-time job to work on a 56-foot catamaran while fully immersing themselves in Bahamian culture, full of elaborate costumes, traditions and new rules.
Floating is one of the shows like Under deck for many reasons. Watching a group of best friends test the strength of their bonds by embarking on a grand journey is a common theme in both Under deck and Floating. The show also mostly takes place at sea. And it sees performers from different countries, backgrounds and identities interacting with each other.
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