|you pay for sailing||none||yes|
|Refund of travel expenses||no||depends||normally yes|
|Accommodation||whatever you book||bunk in big cabin||1-2 berth cabin|
normally the same for everybody
|Drinks in the bar||you pay||you pay||special arrangements|
|Working hours||you are included in everything but mainly you shall have fun||
level – you still shall have fun!
|minimum 10-12 hours per day 7 days per week|
|Kind of work||mainly fun-jobs||more tricky jobs||the shit jobs|
|Responsibility||none||depends on your ability and your position||you are fully responsible for everything you do and also for that what the trainees and volunteers do under your supervision or command|
|Experience needed||none||some voyages as trainee||previous sea time as volunteer and/or maritime education|
|passport and/or seamanbook,
medical fitness cert.
|Qualifications needed||none||depends on the position on board, normally proof of received training||full valid STCW certificates as necessary for the position you work in|
|Medical condition required||no communicable diseases, everything else depends to the ship’s rules||physically fit and able bodied||fully seaworthy as per medical fitness certificate|
|Age limits||none, though some ships have restrictions||over 16||over 18|
|Watch keeping||yes, if you are able, but not alone||yes, but normally also not alone||yes, with full responsibility|
|Allowed to drink alcohol||normally yes, if you are over 18||as per SOLAS||you are expected to decide this on your own in accordance with SOLAS rules|
|Participation in drills||
Everybody on board has to take
part in the drills held.
|Member fire-fighting party||
|yes, as assistant||yes, according to the level of training you have|
|Member of the boat squad||no||yes, as assistant||yes, according to the level of training you have|
|You are regarded on as||guest||helping hand||employee|
|You are expected to||have a great time||help the crew||do your job|
|Wearing uniform||no||sometimes crew t-shirts or alike||uniform or crew clothing at least on official occasions|
|Shore leave||you are mostly off duty in port||normally no problem though you will have to do some jobs while in port||not for granted- it can happed that you do not set a foot ashore for several days|
However, things vary between the ships. This is just to give a short overview about working on a tall ship.