It's no secret that Danny Zureikat didn't have the easiest charter season on Below Deck Mediterranean. But even during the lowest points of the charter, such as getting into conflict with his crewmates or falling ill with over a 100-degree fever, Danny stayed strong and powered through.
The deckhand often credited his family back home and the fact that his work helped support them for motivating him throughout the season. So did they like what they saw of Danny's experience on Below Deck Med? "Overall, they’re pleased with how things turned out and looked forward to catching the show each week," Danny told The Daily Dish via email earlier this summer. "They watched objectively and made it clear when they felt I was in the wrong."
They also had strong feelings about Danny's superiors. "However, they’ve repeatedly expressed opinions about the management style I worked under and feel I was often the scapegoat," he said. "Ultimately, they feel everyone on deck, and below, would have benefited from having leaders who focused less on their ranks and resumés and more on the strength and unity of the entire team."
Even though his time on the Ionian Princess was filled with downs as well as ups, the deckhand said his parents have a positive outlook on this season of Below Deck Med overall, just as Danny does. "Despite the drama that ultimately unfolded, my parents share my appreciation of being given this experience — to visit parts of the world and to meet people who I would not have met otherwise," Danny said.
We'll see more new and returning yachties have an experience of a lifetime like Danny when Below Deck returns for Season 4 on Tuesday, September 6 at 9/8c. See what naughty-cal adventures are ahead, below.