Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Before you apply to sail with Götheborg of Sweden, please read the most frequently asked questions.


Unfortunately, persons with severe allergies cannot sail on board Götheborg of Sweden. We do, however, cater for gluten-free and lactose-free diets.

There are several reasons why we do not allow people with severe allergies to sail aboard Götheborg of Sweden. These include the limited storage space onboard and the risk that someone will have an allergic reaction while we are out to sea, far from land and medical care.

Yes, vegetarian (Lacto Ovo vegetarian) meals can be provided on Götheborg of Sweden. 

Unfortunately, you cannot sail with Götheborg of Sweden if you have diabetes.

No, the dates for signing on and signing off applies to everyone on board and unfortunately we cannot take individual requests into account.

It is not possible to get on or off the ship while we are out sailing, and therefore only sailing part of a sailing leg is not possible. 

Application (PAAM account)

To sail as a paying deckhand on Götheborg of Sweden, you must first create an account on our recruitment portal, PAAM. More information on how to apply and a link to the application portal is available here.

Yes, it is possible. First you have to create an account on our recruitment app. The account must be created in the name of the person receiving the gift, using his/her personal information but YOUR email address. All communication is done via email, so if you enter your loved one's email, it will ruin the surprise. As soon as the person has received the gift, you should change to his/her email address on the account, so that they receive all future communication. More information on how to apply and a link to the application portal is available here.

If you have sent in an application, you should also have received a confirmation email. Sometimes the confirmation email ends up in the junk mail. Please check!

You can see the status of your application by logging in to Click "Overview". Each leg of the trip corresponds to a row. If the status of your application is "Applied", we have received it.


If the verification email is not in your inbox, it may have ended up in the junk mail. If you cannot find it in junk mail, you may have entered the wrong email address. Send an email to and we will look into it.

After you have filled in your information, a verification email will be sent to the email address you entered upon registration. Click on the link in the email to verify your email address. Please note that the email may have ended up in your junk mail.

Admission process

We strive for gender balance, ethnic and cultural diversity, but also a mix of sailing experience. The paying deckhands are assigned to the sail legs according to these criteria, but also according to personal suitability. If you have volunteered on the ship on weekdays, work weekends or put a lot of effort into your application, it will most likely affect your chances.

It is not possible to apply in pairs. Your applications will be processed separately. However, we recommend that you include the name of the person that you would like to sail with on your application. We will try to take your wishes into consideration as much as possible.

Admission notices are sent out on an ongoing basis and when they are sent varies between sailing legs. You will be contacted by email as soon as you have been accepted for a specific sailing leg. 

No, everyone who fulfill our requirements will be on the waiting list and we do not have a que system. If someone from the sailing leg drops out, we will try to replace this person with a similar person.

The fact that you have not received any notification yet does not mean that you have not been accepted. Admission notices are sent out on an ongoing basis. When they are sent out varies between different sailing legs. If you have been accepted, you will receive your admission notice via email and the status of your application will change to "Accepted". If you have not been accepted, you will automatically end up on the list of reserves, you will be notified via email and the status of your application will change to "Waiting list".

Available Sailing Legs We are yet to release the sailing legs for 2023. When we do, you will find more information here, such as dates, a description of each sailing leg, number of days sailing, and the price for each leg. Read more
Life on board Learn about life on board, and what you need to bring along when sailing with us on this great adventure. Read more
Who can apply? Read this information (terms & conditions) to see who can apply to sail with us. Because of the physically demanding work that we do on board, anyone joining us as a paying deckhand need to meet a number of requirements listed here. Read more
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