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The Daily Dish Below Deck Mediterranean

Below Deck Med Returns for Season 9 in a Historic Location — and with Returning Yachties

Aesha Scott also returns to the Below Deck Mediterranean crew: "I have butterflies."

By Shannon Raphael

Will this Below Deck Mediterranean charter season prove to be an epic tale or a Greek tragedy?

How to Watch

Watch Below Deck Mediterranean on Monday, June 3 at 9/8c and next day on Peacock. Catch up on the Bravo app

On April 23, a trailer for Season 9 of the yachting series dropped, and Bravo fans can now get a first look at all of the drama to expect on the high seas. 

Captain Sandy Yawn is back at the helm for her eighth consecutive season in a row, and this time around, she's welcoming back a familiar face as her chief stew.

Everything You Need to Know About Below Deck Mediterranean Season 9

Your First Look at Below Deck Mediterranean Season 9

Watch the trailer for the new season at the top of this post, and find out everything you need to know ahead of the premiere date below!

When Does Below Deck Mediterranean Season 9 Premiere?

Below Deck Mediterranean officially returns for Season 9 with a 75-minute supersized episode on Monday, June 3 at 9/8c on Bravo. Episodes will be available to stream the next day on Peacock.


Who Is in the Below Deck Mediterranean Season 9 Crew?

Captain Sandy Yawn is joined in the crew by Aesha Scott, who she originally worked with on Seasons 4 and 5 of Below Deck Med.

The third and final returner of the season is Elena Dubaich, who pitched in on Season 7 when Kyle Viljoen got injured.

Chef Johnathan Shillingford, Bosun Iain Maclean, deckhands Joe Bradley, Nathan Gallagher, and Gael Cameron, and stew Bri Muller, round out the rest of the cast. 

A split of Captain Sandy Yawn and Aesha Scott.


Where Did Below Deck Mediterranean Season 9 Film?

For the first time in Below Deck Mediterranean history, Captain Sandy and the rest of the Mustique crew went to Athens, Greece for the charter season. 


Captain Sandy wearing her yachting uniform on a boat marina.

What Else to Expect from Below Deck Mediterranean Season 9

According to a press release for the new season, Captain Sandy and the crew are dealing with "tumultuous waves" on Season 9, featuring "eccentric guests, an abundance of late-night demands that require intervention and a never-before-seen mechanical issue that orders all hands on deck."

"Amidst a saga of delayed provisions, managing a complicated interior department and a medical emergency, Aesha strives to ensure the guests are treated to a five-star service experience. Chef Jono, a self-taught culinary architect, quickly learns he has high expectations to fill to prove his culinary capabilities to the guests," the press release continues. "Meanwhile, the deck crew faces its own hurdles and must learn that communication is key in order to successfully get through the season.  

Though Aesha begins the charter season in an excited mood (even telling Captain Sandy that it's her "homecoming" to be returning to the Med, and that she had "butterflies" before getting on the boat), things soon become challenging for her on board Mustique

"This is actually the hardest management situation I've ever had," Aesha laments in one moment from the trailer. 

Her difficult management situation could be about a boatmance, as "two crewmates find themselves with their sights set on a mutual love interest."

Along the way, Captain Sandy is planning the surprise of a lifetime: proposing to her partner, Leah Shafer

Stream Seasons 1 through 8 of Below Deck Mediterranean on Peacock now.

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