Captain Lee From ‘Below Deck’ Recaps the Season: ‘This Season Has Been a Struggle’

Referring to Below Deck season 7 as a “struggle” is probably an understatement for just about every Valor crew member. But Captain Lee Rosbach tried to sum up the season after the finale aired. He wrote in his blog that he was surprised by this season’s cast

Captain Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain
Captain Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain | Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

“Well, we made it and I don’t mind telling you that this season has been a struggle,” he began his blog. “I can’t say that I have ever been more surprised at the crew behavior than I was this season.” In the past, Rosbach shared that he sees a good amount of the action along with viewers. Both he and Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean have admitted they aren’t privy to some of the drama that goes on “below deck.”

So Rosbach has been surprised along with the viewers. “Things were definitely more different than they appeared to be on the surface,” he wrote. “Some of this crew were really good a concealing things well.”

Rosbach recounts some of the missteps

Although Rosbach wasn’t directly involved in all the drama, he certainly dealt with plenty during the season. “You know, like the time I was at dinner and didn’t get any dinner, or the seafood extravaganza that had no vaganza,” he recalled. 

He also remembered some of the memorable guests this season too. “We had passed out guests that had to receive medical attention, just to have the advice given to them to stop drinking so much,” he wrote. “We had touchy feely guests, that were definitely into groping. All in all, we had pretty much run the gamut in the guest dept.” 

“Having the good the bad and the ugly. We had guests that would share a room and a displaced Capt. Oh and let’s not forget the crew waking a certain Capt. up 3 hrs. before his 6 am wake up call, because, you guessed it, they couldn’t play well with others. We had guests making passes at crew, and in some rather pathetic fashion I might add.”

Rosbach was clearly disappointed in the crew’s behavior

He revealed that some crew members had a significant problem handling their alcohol consumption. “I counted 5 crew nights out where certain members of the crew got so drunk, they had to get together in the am to try and piece together what had happened the night before and even after the pow wow, still couldn’t recall the events of the night.” 

He added, “One of our esteemed crew even had to be carried below and poured into their bunk, not once, not twice but 5 times. They only went out 9 times so that’s a pretty good batting average, if that’s something that you want to be proud of.” 

Rosbach also backed up what many viewers were thinking too. “If I never hear the word bru, Jiminy Crickets, or OMG ever again it will be way too soon. We had crew wanting to make a date, with a specific time, just to get laid. That was a first for me to witness.”  

While he recounted some of the many horrors during the season, he probably wanted to save direct comments for the reunion. But he ended the blog on a high note. “After it is all said and done, I still have the best Goddamn job in the world thanks to you guys.”