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Old 12-27-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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But those cabins are cleaned, especially now that there are all these strange viruses aboard ships.

With all due respect, the world is not going to change for we few who have problems. It is up to us to be proactive and to to our best to avoid those bad situations.

I am not advocating that every ship be dog friendly. Just some, and only if it increases the market. I think it might. I also think there should be a way for people with homes both in Europe and the US (lucky dogs) to bring their dogs over with them in a safe way. Maybe if ships did this the airlines would start being more careful.
You would have to clean every piece of soft goods and all the carpet to get the smell, fur, and dander out--it's much more than regular cleaning. I'm talking drapes, all bedding, pillows, everything. It would take more than the couple of hours of turnaround they typically have. It *might* work on the cruise before a ship goes into drydock for a total overhaul which includes replacing every bit of carpet, mattresses, etc., that would be the only time. And then how will the animal get back?

I can guarantee that there are many more who do not want dogs and cats on ships than those that do. Those with allergies should not have to expect that a dog or cat was in the cabin before them, as it's not, nor should it be, the norm.

There is already a ship with a kennel, it doesn't seem that there is a need for anything further.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:42 PM
 
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You would have to clean every piece of soft goods and all the carpet to get the smell, fur, and dander out--it's much more than regular cleaning. I'm talking drapes, all bedding, pillows, everything. It would take more than the couple of hours of turnaround they typically have. It *might* work on the cruise before a ship goes into drydock for a total overhaul which includes replacing every bit of carpet, mattresses, etc., that would be the only time. And then how will the animal get back?

I can guarantee that there are many more who do not want dogs and cats on ships than those that do. Those with allergies should not have to expect that a dog or cat was in the cabin before them, as it's not, nor should it be, the norm.

There is already a ship with a kennel, it doesn't seem that there is a need for anything further.
Well, we'll see how the kennel goes.
I knew a woman who itched whenever she got in my car. I only allowed the cat in when I visited the vet, but I did not vacuum the car out afterward.
I sympathize with you.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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Just some, and only if it increases the market. I think it might..
Like i said earlier , if pets are allowed on cruises, I can guarantee there will be two less passengers.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:09 PM
 
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Dogs on a cruise? Really? And when someone's little Honey Boo Boo bites another guest, then what? Lawsuits up the wazoo that's what. A cruise ship is no place for a dog unless it's a service dog.

Think about those cruises that go international and stop at different ports. You can't just take your dog to another country without proper paperwork and sometimes without a quarantine of 6 mths. How would those rules apply even if the dog never left the ship?

I can't take my stateside dogs to my island home because they only allow dogs from the UK. I can put my dogs in quarantine for 6mths and 'might' get to bring them on the island, but why would I put my dog thru that?

If you want to vacation with your pet..rent an RV and drive all over the country. If you want to take a cruise with your pet, hire yourself a private yacht and hit the water.

Dogs are like kids...not everyone like your's as much as you do.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:11 PM
 
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For me, again, I have to keep repeating myself here, the first step is just to allow people to cross the ocean with their dog. I don't think, if your dog has the necessary shots, that you have to quarantine him any more to visit the UK - at least England.

There are so many horror stories about what airlines do to animals that they keep in the animal hold, that owners would probably feel a great deal safer with their dog where they can keep an eye on him.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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For me, again, I have to keep repeating myself here, the first step is just to allow people to cross the ocean with their dog. I don't think, if your dog has the necessary shots, that you have to quarantine him any more to visit the UK - at least England.

There are so many horror stories about what airlines do to animals that they keep in the animal hold, that owners would probably feel a great deal safer with their dog where they can keep an eye on him.
Why can't you comprehend that you can already do this on Cunard?
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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Why can't you comprehend that you can already do this on Cunard?
Yes, it's great news.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:44 AM
 
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For me, again, I have to keep repeating myself here, the first step is just to allow people to cross the ocean with their dog. I don't think, if your dog has the necessary shots, that you have to quarantine him any more to visit the UK - at least England.

There are so many horror stories about what airlines do to animals that they keep in the animal hold, that owners would probably feel a great deal safer with their dog where they can keep an eye on him.
The threat of passing diease is the biggest reason why..the same reason you can't bring fresh meat, fruit or seeds (unless dry) into another country.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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The threat of passing disease is the biggest reason why..the same reason you can't bring fresh meat, fruit or seeds (unless dry) into another country.
Hmmm. Most traveling pets have the requirement that a veterinarian sign off on certain things and that inoculations be up to date. I would think we'd have more of a chance to contract something from another human. But it probably depends on the country. In some countries dogs are not allowed in houses. In some dogs are eaten, even now, in these days.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:10 AM
 
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You are not allowed to take your pet on any cruise line apart from Cunard, but not all the ships, and then you are only allowed to take it on QM2, and there is a lot to know about it!
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