Pet Travel by Sea - Private Yachts - Pet Friendly Ferries - Pet Friendly Cruise Ships
Pet Travel by Private Yacht
There are a number of challenges when taking a pet on a boat or private yacht to various countries. You need to make sure that your port of arrival is an authorized entry port and customs and/or veterinary officials will be available to inspect your pet and their documentation. More information on pet travel by private yacht.
Pet Travel by Ferry
There are many options for pet friendly ferries between European Union and United Kingdom countries. Here are some of them:
There are dozens of ferry liners with accommodations for both pets and their owners. Many of these are located in Europe, where you will be aboard ship with your pet for between several hours and several days. These are very large ships which make ports of call in several countries. Some of them accept automobiles on board as well. Other smaller ferries are more local. They generally serve two ports of call with a journey of only a few hours. Ferries provide for convenient transportation to locations that would otherwise call for flying or longer drives. It is a great way to travel with your pet by your side.
Click on the cruise / ferry line for rules and information on taking your pet aboard the ferry or cruise ship.
Pet Friendly Ferries - Ferries serving Europe
- Anek Lines Ferries
- Brittany Ferries
- Celtic Link Ferries
- DFDS Seaways
- Hovertravel Ferries
- Irish Ferries
- P&O Ferries
- P&O Irish Sea Ferries
- Stena Line
- Viking Line Ferries
Ferries serving United States and Canada
Pet Friendly Cruise Lines
The Queen Mary 2 operated by Cunard Lines is an approved carrier in connection with the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) on Transatlantic Crossings. Passage in the kennels is subject to size restrictions, availability and the requirements of the Pet Scheme. Pets are accepted on all Transatlantic crossings, except the first and last crossings of the year. More information on pet policies for the Queen Mary 2.
Princess Cruise Lines offers its Puppies in the Piazza Program to owners of professional sled dogs onboard the ship at Skagway, Alaska and permits photos with the puppies as well as learning how they are trained for sled racing and the part they have played in Alaskan history. Although pet owners cannot bring personal pets on board; this is a great opportunity for children to interact with the puppies.
There are other cruises for cat and lovers of specific dog breeds where owners can share their knowledge and experience with their pets. Unfortunately, pets are not permitted on board; however, it is fun to share time with like-minded pet owners. Contact your travel agent for more details.
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