DFDS Seaways Pet Policy
Pet Policy DFDS Seaways
For forms, instructions and information for taking a pet aboard a DFDS Seaways, DFDS Seaways Pet Policy
Harwich, England to Esbjerg, Denmark
Newcastle, England to Amsterdam, The Netherlands
DFDS Seaways accepts the carriage of pet animals, at a charge of $19 each way or $38 round-trip for any pet traveling onboard.
Foot passenger are NOT allowed to take pets on holiday. Pets
must be kept in the owners' cars and or in kennels, and are not
allowed around the ship or in cabins.
With a number of kennels available onboard our ships, pre book your pet into the DFDS Seaways Pet Hotel and ensure he receives maximum comfort during his sailing (Newcastle-Amsterdam only).
DFDS Seaways accepts the following pets: Dogs, Cats, Hamsters, Ferrets, Rabbits, Tortoises, Mice, Guinea Pigs and Rats.
DFDS Seaways makes a charge of $19 each way for each pet
traveling onboard, with the exception of registered guide and
hearing dogs, which are carried free of charge. Please note that
animals cannot travel unaccompanied.
HELPFUL TIPS - TRAVELING WITH A PET ON A CRUISE SHIP OR A
A certificate of good health is required indicating that the pet is healthy enough for travel, is free of diseases communicable to humans and has been properly vaccinated.
In many cases, your destination will be another country on the ferry or cruise line, and it will be necessary that you have the proper documents to enter that country with your pet. Most countries have their own version of a veterinary certificate, sometimes called a Zoo Sanitary Certificate. In addition, some countries require an important permit.
COLD WEATHER RESTRICTIONS
When the weather is very cold the Ferry Line may not be able to accommodate your pet in one of the pet crates located on the deck of the ship.
TRANSPORTING YOUR PET ABOARD SHIP
Each cruise and ferry line has different rules regarding the method of transporting pets aboard the ship.
If the ferry line allows you to transport the pet in your own automobile or in your own pet crate, you will need to have a suitable pet crate. The pet crate must meet certain standards of quality and construction in order to be taken aboard ship.
To learn more about compliant pet crates, visit our Passports Container Requirements
Make sure you find the best size crate for your pet
MORE TIPS FOR PET CRUISE SHIP AND FERRY TRAVEL
1. Never give your pet a medical (prescription) sedative prior to traveling on a ferry or cruise ship. If you have a hyper or nervous pet, then give it a natural relaxing agent such as HAPPY TRAVELER.
2. Always purchase your pet carrier well in advance of your trip so that the pet can get used to it.
3. Be sure to tell the cruise or ferry line you will be traveling with a pet as they impose restrictions on the number of pets on a specific sailing.
4. Even though sea travel may be stressful both you and your pet, both of you will be happier if your pet gets to travel with you on your trip.
Don't forget to get your forms, instructions and information for taking a pet aboard DFDS Seaways