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It's a Dog's Life on a Cunard Cruise

15th January 2019

They say “Dogs are a man’s best friend”. If that’s true, it seems mighty unfair that anyone should have to travel without their best friend.

Sure, we know we can put a pet in the backseat of a car, or maybe have them stowed away in the cargo area of a plane, but imagine sharing every step of your holiday with your furry “best friend”.

Cue Cunard. Cunard’s Transatlantic Crossing on Queen Mary 2 is the only cruise line to allow passengers to bring their pets along for the experience. Specifically, Cunard caters for cats and dogs. So, if your pet is of the more exotic variety, like a boa constrictor, you’ll have to leave that darling at home. But “Fido” and “Fluffy” are in for a real treat!

You and your pet will be greeted at boarding time by the Kennel Master and taken to their kennel suite, complete with a comfy bed and a fleece blanket. A welcome gift pack comprising of toys, food dishes, name tags, and a complimentary photo shoot awaits. Every need is catered for from scratching posts to premium pet food, including a daily, freshly baked gourmet cookie! The kennels have an indoor play area with seating for owners to cuddle and play with their adored companions.

The outdoor dog walking area boasts a spectacular view, so you and your furry friend can enjoy the scenery together. You don’t even have to worry about doggy exercise while enjoying the sights, as the Kennel Master takes care of the walking, feeding and cleaning for you. Each pet is treated as important, having their own life jacket and assigned staff member to assist him or her in case of an emergency.

Pet lovers are often as doting as parents, who love to brag about their children’s achievements or bemoan their latest escapades. Knowing this, Cunard incorporates into the Daily Programme a “Dog Lovers Meeting”, where all the pet owners can get together and laugh or commiserate over “Spot” and “Mittens” epic adventures.

Pets are part of the family. So, why not take your WHOLE family with you on your next holiday. Book a Transatlantic Crossing on Queen Mary 2 with Cunard via Travel Associates. You'll receive all the information you need to complete the paperwork for the Pet Passport Travel Scheme, and help you with any questions you have during the process.

Come on...don’t leave your best friend at home.

Don't want to leave behind your beloved pet on your next holiday? Talk to us about embarking on this pet-friendly luxury cruise with Cunard.