During the race between the two teams to get to the treasure, the wife summed it up with "It looks like a ride at Disneyland". The number of fake skeletons was a bit ridiculous, and the "clues" on the maps were just plain road markers (if the map said to pull ashore at Deadman's Point, and showed a picture of a skeleton with a cutlass through it's head, then there was an obvious skeleton with a cutlass through it's head on the river shore). It would be a lot more interesting if the clues were actual puzzles.
From what I understand about pirates, the ship is much too big; if I pirate captured such a ship theyíd loot it and sink it, as itís too big to maneuver in a fight. And whatís up with a Captainís Cabin that is a side room off of the crew bunk room? I think the producer is living it large in the true Captainís Cabin.
The captain won't last long unless he changes his attitude; he's drawing on his military experience to impose discipline like a navy captain of the time would, which is with extreme strictness as if the crew has no choice. But with the mutiny option being available, he needs to lead like a pirate captain; strict but with rewards for the crew. They voted off the person he wanted gone, so if the next show does not open with him rewarding them for that, Iíll know his time is limited.