The crewmembers are highly experienced ocean going sailors. The crew holds all the required certificates and diplomas and is qualified to sail worldwide. On thematic voyages in special areas, the crew is supplemented by (nature) guides. These guides are especially selected based on their broad knowledge of plants, birds, sea life and/or history of the area. The atmosphere onboard is informal. Usually we have 6-7 crew members on board, the captain, first mate, 3 to 4 sailors and of course a professional cook.