Before Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia were named ABC’s newest ‘Bachelorette’ stars, there were rumors that the new season would take place on a cruise ship.
The rumors seemed to start after a Reddit user shared a post about a canceled cruise. The person explained that passengers scheduled to board a Virgin Voyage cruise in the coming weeks have been notified that their cruise has been cancelled. The reason? The ship had essentially been rented out for a television show.
“Virgin Voyages is canceling a month’s cruises with just 12 days’ notice in order to charter the ship to film The Bachelorette.” wrote the Redditor on March 10, 2022.
Weeks later, Reality Steve was able to confirm this rumor. “After leaving LA they will fly to UK Portsmouth and board the Virgin Voyage cruise and this will be their transport and accommodation during their stay in Europe. When they leave Portsmouth, UK, they call at Le Havre, France,” he said wrote in his blog post of March 31, 2022.
It is believed that the ladies and their remaining suitors are currently on board the ship.
Here’s what you need to know:
There is a way to track Gabby & Rachel’s cruise course
For those that are familiar with cruises or like to check where specific cruise ships are located around the world, there are a few cruise tracking sites that you may be familiar with. Basically, these sites show you in real time where each cruise ship is, whether on a voyage or docked in port.
The same goes for the Virgin Voyage ship Gabby and Rachel are on. Use the Cruise Mapper website, you can look up the ship – the Valiant Lady – and see where it’s docked. For example, at the time of writing this article, the boat was in the North East Atlantic en route to Belgium.
A Reddit user pointed this out the handy tool for other Redditors and started a new thread on April 6, 2022. Fans seemed excited to be able to follow the ship as it offers a way to see Rachel and Gabby’s journey without the need for spoilers.
“Wow! That’s great,” commented one Redditor on the thread.
“Oh wow, you are amazing” someone else wrote.
“This is incredible detective surgery! I can’t wait to see what happens.” added a third person.
Gabby & Rachel have already filmed in Paris
One thing Reality Steve was confident about was the first place Gabby and Rachel would go after leaving Los Angeles. The cast and crew boarded the ship in Portsmouth, UK before heading to the world’s most romantic city.
“When departing Portsmouth, UK, they will dock in Le Havre, France,” confirmed Reality Steve in his blog post.
Aside from the fact that the Valiant Lady was actually docked in Le Havre, show creator Mike Fleiss shared a photo of Gabby and Rachel walking together near the Eiffel Tower.
“The Space Needle has never looked so beautiful,” says Fleiss tweeted along with a picture of the two Bachelorettes. Fans assumed his use of “Space Needle” instead of “Eiffel Tower” was a joke.
The new season of The Bachelorette is set to premiere in July 2022.
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