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Queen Mary 2 Pet Policy

For forms, instructions and information for taking a pet aboard a Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Queen Mary 2 Pet Policy

Queen Mary 2 Pet Policy
  • New York, United States to Southampton, England
  • Southampton, England to New York, United States

NOTE: The kennels aboard the QM2 book quickly, and availability is limited.

The Queen Mary 2 accepts the carriage of pet animals except on the first and last cruises of the season. The cost of transportation will be given to you at the time you make your own booking but will likely range between $800 and $1,000USD.

The ship provides 12 deluxe kennels (they are adding more during their renovation) and a full time "pet master" to provide care for your pet. Be sure to book early as kennel space is limited.

Pets must remain in the kennels or in the adjacent exercise area. Frequent times are available for owners to visit their pet.

Cunard's "Pets on Deck" program, including adding a range of pet-friendly services and amenities such as fresh-baked biscuits at turn-down; a choice of beds and blankets; and even a QM2-logoed coat. As part of the enhanced program, traveling dogs and cats also receive a complimentary gift pack featuring a QM2-logoed coat, Frisbee, name tag, food dish and scoop; a complimentary portrait with pet owners; a crossing certificate and personalized cruise card.

Pets entering the UK must comply with the rules of the Pet Scheme. If you are traveling on to Le Havre then different rules apply. Please note that animals cannot travel unaccompanied on the QM2.

Service Animals

Only trained service dogs such as guide or seeing eye dogs can sail on the Queen Mary 2. Requests must be reviewed and approved by Cunard at least 60 days prior to sailing. Emotional support animals are not recognized.

Banned Breeds:

Cunard does limit the size of dogs they can accept. Dog breeds that will be denied travel due to size include: Afghan, Curly Coated Retriever, Bloodhound, Gordon Setter, Borzoi (Russian Wolfhound), Great Dane, Briard, Greyhound, Irish Wolfhound, Irish Setter, Mastiff, Deerhound, New Foundland, Doberman, Pyrenees, St. Bernard, Saluki, Weimaraner, Bull Mastiff and Malamute.

Also banned are breeds and their crosses that are not permitted to enter the UK: Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and Fila Braziliero.

Helpful Tips -Traveling with a pet on a cruise ship or a ferry health certificate

A certificate of good health is required indicating that your 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 your pet aboard the Queen Mary 2

International Travel

You must have all documentation necessary for entering the United Kingdom when boarding the QM2 in New York. This includes an Annex IV form, proof of microchip and rabies vaccination, Declaration of Non-Commercial Transport and Tapeworm Certificate.

More Tips for Cruise Line Travel

1. Never give your pet a medical (prescription) sedative prior to traveling on the QM2. If you have a hyper or nervous pet, then give it a natural pet calmer.
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 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 Queen Mary 2

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