I've always liked Captain Lee, but I think he is going blind when it comes to who is doing a good job and who isn't. I completely agree that Eddie deserved the props he got at the tip meeting. He is working his ass off while managing a difficult, green crew very well. But why is Captain Lee complimenting Francesca? Yes, she may be hardworking, but the beach picnic was a complete disaster and he knows the interior is having communication issues. To me, these are things that fall squarely on the chief stew's shoulders. Then there's the fact that the guests singled out the food as being amazing when they were leaving. Where was the praise for Rachel at the tip meeting? Not to mention that Ashling and Izzy did a great job this charter too.
Based on what we've seen so far, I don't understand why Captain Lee thinks so highly of Francesca. Or why he made everyone else feel like shit when it was really only Liz, James and Shane who deserved it.