Plenty of us have lapped up every episode of Below Deck just to see what it’s like working on a yacht.
And now, a woman who works on super yachts have shared some of the weird requests she’s been asked to accommodate while at sea.
Giselle Azueta, from Mexico, has worked on super yachts for several years where she helps billionaires enjoy their holidays.
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The 39-year-old runs the interior of the ship ensuring her rich guests are happy and cared for.
She claims to love her job, but the demands her wealthy guests make can stretch her at times. But, Giselle says that denying a request is not an option in her industry – but sometimes they do shock her!
The yacht worker commented: "On one occasion, a multimillionaire guest made a proposal that he would pay $10,000 to a crew member who defecated on top of a glass table while he lay under it."
Another guest wanted a crew member to observe him whenever he was eating. So a hostess had to stand in the corner of the room every time he had dinner.
Giselle noted: "Any request, no matter how strange, crazy or strange it may seem, [it] is our duty to do so. As long as it is not sexual or threatens the health or life of the crew."
She is now the head stewardess on her yacht – a job that lets her travel the world and visit new countries.
Giselle commented: "I always liked the sea very much and traveling is my passion.
"In the family, we had a yacht in Puerto Vallarta, so I had a vague idea of boats and grew up sailing.
"I never imagined that it was a career that existed so when I discovered it, but it soon became a dream to work as a stewardess on superyachts.
"I am in charge of making all the purchases for the crew, the guest preference list, decoration purchases and guest amenities.
"I love to plan the events and theme dinners! But I also have to supervise the laundry and housekeeping hostesses, as well as being in charge of the yacht's administration and accounts."
For anyone who wants to work on yachts, Giselle claims that being good looking is a major bonus.
She explained: "Superyacht owners also say that the crew has to match their yacht, they have to be as pretty as their yacht.
"That's why in this industry you see a lot of young people and beautiful [people], it is a requirement to be 'fit'".
She also notes that you have to be a little bit "crazy".
Giselle added: "You agree to live on a yacht in the middle of the ocean with strangers!"
But, thankfully, the yacht worker thinks it’s worth it despite the downsides.
She commented: "You know yourself a lot since you spend a lot of time with yourself.
"It's a very well-paid industry and it's also a very superficial industry. But all the incredible places, the views, the sunsets, the friends and friends what do you do from different parts of the world, make it all worth it. The crew become your family."
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