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Old 04-09-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Cunard has some Trans-Atlantic ships that allow your dog in your stateroom!. Great news, thinking of doing this for vacation.

How to Take a Dog With You on a Cruise | Travel Tips - USAToday.com

Find a cruise ship that allows pets. While cruise ships always accept service dogs, such as dogs that assist the blind, the vast majority of ships are not equipped to handle canine passengers. One exception is Cunard's Queen Mary 2, which allows pets only on its transatlantic crossings between New York and Southampton, U.K. Rules are subject to change, however, so check with your favorite cruise line or a travel agent to see if any new cruising options for pets are available.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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If your "pet" is a service animal, any cruiseline will accept it.....but then, they really aren't "pets"! They are working animals.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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What a horrible, horrible idea.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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While my dog loves boating I don't think she would like a cruise. She had a hard enough time when we traveled out west and she saw gravel instead of grass. That really confused her.

So...how exactly do the dogs relieve themselves? I don't think this is a good idea. Most cruises aren't kept clean enough for people forget about adding animals As much as I would like to take my dog with me, I think a ship for a long time would really upset her.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:44 PM
 
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Cunard does NOT allow pets in staterooms. They have a kennel on board and pets must remain in the kennel area or in the specific deck area set aside for them. Only service dogs are allowed in staterooms--and rightfully so of course.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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annerk is right!

Cunard absolutely does not allow dogs in the stateroom. The have a VERY limited number of kennels on board which you can pay for. The kennel has it own little deck area and it's own staff. The dogs are treated superbly and you are free to visit with them during the day but they can not leave the kennel area...

Sorry to burst your bubble.....
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Maryland Eastern Shore
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So there are "no" cruise ships that cater to people with well behaved pets?
Screaming children with poopie diapers may sit next to me in the dining room - but Baxter - English Toy Spaniel (CGC Canine Good Citizen - 13lbs - housebroken) isn't allowed anywhere?
Say it ain't so
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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So there are "no" cruise ships that cater to people with well behaved pets?
Screaming children with poopie diapers may sit next to me in the dining room - but Baxter - English Toy Spaniel (CGC Canine Good Citizen - 13lbs - housebroken) isn't allowed anywhere?
Say it ain't so
Well at least we have options. Maybe not on cruises but we can travel to pet friendly destinations and adults only
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:42 AM
 
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Cruise on a line that doesn't allow children under a certain age and you won't have the child problem. I have dogs, I love my dogs, but I see no reason to take them on vacation with me. It's very stressful for them. They'd rather be in their own home with the responsible pet sitter that they love watching them full time while I'm gone.

I stayed in a hotel last week that allowed pets, the hallways smelled like a combination of litter box and wet dog, it was gross. I will avoid the place and others in that chain like the plague moving forward. I stayed in another hotel in California last month that allowed dogs, and the one in the unit next to mine barked all day while the owner was gone and then lunged at me while being walked as I was loading my car. My guess is that if that dog were home he wouldn't have been behaving in that way.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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So there are "no" cruise ships that cater to people with well behaved pets?
Screaming children with poopie diapers may sit next to me in the dining room - but Baxter - English Toy Spaniel (CGC Canine Good Citizen - 13lbs - housebroken) isn't allowed anywhere?
Say it ain't so
Sorry - but I don't want to eat in a dinign room with anyone's dog. Ugh.

I'm not a dog lover but I don't understand why anyone would want to bring their dog on a cruise.
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