Boarding the ship is possible for everone who is a member of the non profit organisation “Verein zur Foerderung der Segelschiffahrt e.V.”, who is the owner of the ship. The membership for the first year is usually included in the tour price.
Life on board differs a lot depending on the tour you take or if you are a guest or a crew member.
On the short trips the devision between crew and guests is much more distinct.
Life on board is very different depending on how many people are on the boat. This can range from 4 to 28. Generally the longer trips to Cuba and Mexico are not so crowded. The trips from Colombia to Panama aren’t either. Only the tours from Panama to Colombia in the second half of the season (Oct./Nov./Dec.) are sometimes booked out.
During leisure time everybody should take care of their own entertainment. Often that is hard for some people because usually there is no internet on the boat😊 But there are a lot of other options beside that…