PO Ferries Pet Policy
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P&O Ferries Pet Policies

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For forms, instructions and information for taking a pet aboard a P&O Ferries, P&O Ferries Pet Policies

ROUTES:

  • Dover, England to Calais, France
  • Portsmouth, England to Bilbao, Spain (not pet friendly due to the length of sailing)
  • Hull, England to Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Hull, England to Zeebrugge, Belgium

 

P&O Ferries Pet Policies If you are taking your pet(s) on the Dover-Calais route you will need to check-in at least one hour before departure and the animals must remain inside the vehicle at all times during the crossing.

For the Hull-Rotterdam / Zeebrugge routes you will need to check-in at least ninety minutes before departure. Foot and coach passengers are unable to carry pets, with the exception of registered guide and hearing dogs.

Due to the length of the sailing P&O Ferries is unable to accept pets on the Portsmouth, England to Bilbao, Spain crossing.

P & O makes a charge of $15 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.

P&O FERRIES PET POLICIES HELPFUL TIPS - TRAVELING WITH A PET ON A CRUISE SHIP OR A FERRY HEALTH CERTIFICATE
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. We have helpful forms, instructions and information for taking a pet aboard P&O Ferries

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
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.

PET CRATES
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 P&O Ferries

QUESTIONS If you have questions about traveling with your pet send your question to info@PetTravel.com or post them to our blog or forum.

P&O Ferries Pet Policies