Would you love to bring your pet with you while you cruise? Many travelers love the idea of traveling with their furry companion, which is why one cruise line is making it possible.
Even though just a single cruise line offers the opportunity to sail with fur babies right now, don’t be discouraged. At least it’s a possibility, and there are several cruises from the line that you can go on throughout the year. So, chances are good that there will be an animal-friendly trip that will fit into your schedule and your travel bucket list.
Here’s what you need to know about the cruises that are available for you and your pet.
Cruise Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 with your Pet
Right now, Cunard is the only pet-friendly cruise line (not counting registered service animals). Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 takes travelers (including Fluffy or Fido) on transatlantic journeys between New York and Southampton, and in either direction, you and your cat or dog will have plenty of fun things to do.
When you cruise Queen Mary 2 with your fur babies, you’ll be able to enjoy an exciting and relaxing cruise, but keep in mind that your furry friend won’t be given the exact luxurious and opportunities as you’ll receive. Pets traveling with their human companions on Queen Mary 2 will need to stay overnight in a kennel, on the ship’s Deck 12, which means no cozying up in your stateroom with the sweeties. But, your loved one will be well fed, and he or she we be taken care of by a dedicated crew member the entire time. Pets cruising with Queen Mary 2 get plenty of walks and attention. Just don’t expect that they’ll be able to lounge with you poolside or even dine with you.
During your cruise on the Queen Mary 2, your companion animal will be able to enjoy playtime alone or with other animals, and you can join in the fun during designated hours each day. Your pets will receive toys and treats throughout the cruise, so you won’t have to provide anything for them (supplies are available upon request) unless they have a special something they must have with them.
Spots for furry friends onboard Queen Mary 2 fill up quickly, so make your reservations early. There are just 12 spaces available for animals on each cruise, which is why Cunard recommends you reserve your pet’s passage at least 12 to 18 months ahead of time.
To find out more about sailing with your companion animals, and to check out available itineraries on the Queen Mary 2, visit the Cunard website.