CRUISE SHIP FACTS
Alexander von Humboldt is a sail training ship based in Bremerhaven in Germany. She is a beautiful three-masted barque with distinctive green hull and sails, and is owned by Deutsche Stiftung Sail Training (German Sail Training Foundation). She can carry a crew of 60, including 35 trainees. since being launched as a sail training ship she has carried over 35,000 sailors on board.
The ship sails in the North Sea and Baltic Sea, and also takes part in Tall ships races in various parts of the world and winter cruises.
Alexander von Humboldt was built at the AG Weser shipyard, Bremen, Germany in 1906, and was originally named Reserve Sonderburg. She operated as a lightvessel in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. In 1957, the ship sank after being rammed by a freighter, but was successfully raised and returned to service in 1959 after repairs and renovation. After being retired in 1986, she was converted to a three-masted barque at the Motorwerke Bremerhaven shipyard, before her relaunch in 1988 as the sail training ship Alexander von Humboldt.
|Operator:||German Sail Training Foundation, Bremerhaven|
|Built by:||AG Weser shipyard, Bremen, Germany|
|Crew:||25 crew plus 35 trainees|