The Bachelorette” is making history this season as Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia embark on a literal voyage to find love. Season 19 premiered Monday night with a tease of how Windey and Recchia's love stories will unfold as they date the same 32 suitors - including where the show will take place.
In most cases, contestants stay at the famous "Bachelor" mansion in Agoura Hills until about Episode Four. The contestants have then announced their first international destination by the host, now former Bachelor Jesse Palmer.
On "The Bachelor," for instance, the finale took place in Iceland when the lead and contestants traveled separately. However, this season everyone will travel together, shaking things up a bit. As far as we know, here's what we know. The clip opened with some men on the ship's deck shouting “Gabby and Rachel! ”
While standing on different parts of the ship, Windey and Recchia shouted into the sea, “We’re The Bachelorettes! ”As both clips confirmed, the cast will board a cruise ship to reach various cities across Europe - and the cruise ship made its debut in Episode Four. Filming for the season took place on Virgin Voyages' ship Valiant Lady.
The Bachelorette" changed its travel format in March when Reality Steve revealed that Virgin Cruise Lines had canceled three weeks of destinations for the series. Reality Steve has posted spoilers about the franchise for over a decade on his website. Carbone, who goes by Reality Steve, noted that Season 19 filming coincided with the cancellations.
There was also a rumor about cruise ships posted on Reddit around the same time. Although traveling across the world on a luxury ship sounds fun, it appears to have been more challenging than producers had anticipated. According to Nick Viall, former "Bachelor" Nick Viall heard about the maritime travel plans last month when he hosted the podcast "The Viall Files". "The Bachelorette" production team member told him that Season 19 was "hell to film" because two Bachelorettes were decided at the last minute.
So their schedule was for one Bachelorette," he explained. They had to jam it all in.” In addition, Viall heard that producers won't use the cruise ship format again. He explained that it was just a logistical issue. "I think the challenge was probably a cruise ship."According to the trailer, Windey and Recchia didn't seem to notice that filming was difficult behind-the-scenes.
Throughout the clip, the women are laughing together as they go on dates in Paris, Amsterdam, and elsewhere. The two of us are getting engaged! They sing as they dance and link arms in front of the Eiffel Tower. After the Paris-set episode aired, Recchia posted a photo posing near the Eiffel Tower.
However, there will be plenty of drama as well. Multiple times during the premiere, " The Bachelorette" emphasized that no one knew how the two-lead process would work. It was particularly striking to see men reject Recchia's rose and express interest in Windey in the teaser. Windy said, "This journey of finding love together is messy." “I hope both of us will find it worthwhile.”