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Smoking “Below Deck”

By Jack Bettridge | From The Bond Legacy, July/August 2020
Smoking “Below Deck”
For six seasons the fan bait for the ocean-going-reality-television brand “Below Deck” has been a combination of armchair fantasy and intra-crew drama. This season adds a new element: an onboard cigar-smoking room. This summer’s spinoff series, “Below Deck: Mediterranean,” debuts its biggest vessel yet, a 184-foot motor yacht. Refurbished four years ago, the yacht became cigar-friendly with a custom humidor in a club room decorated with images of smoking icons like Churchill, Fidel and Che. It doubles as a brandy and wine tasting room and matches the overall luxe demeanor of the boat. The show consists of short cruises on the Med that typically feature friction …
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