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Canine and Kitty Cat Cruising

Going away on holiday is a great feeling, you’re heading off to a warmer climate with a smile on your face, but for pet owners it is often a little bit different. Finding a temporary home for your pet whilst you are away can be a stressful situation with many pet owners choosing to ‘holiday at home’ when they can’t find a suitable house-sitter.


Along comes Cunard to the rescue, the sole saviour of the travelling pets. They have a “pets on deck” scheme that allows pet owners to bring their dogs, cats and other pets along for the ride. The Queen Mary 2 is the only cruise ship that has this feature allowing your pet on board to cruise with you.

Cunard 175 Anniversary _NYC_Light _Show _1.5 Meg - 01 Photo Credit Diane Bondareff

The QM2 is going to become even more accommodating to your furry friends because in 2016 it is to going into dry dock for a major refurbishment. There will be 30 new Britannia Club Balcony Cabins, benefitting from around the clock access to the Britannia dining room and as well as 10 additional pet kennels, increasing the total from 12 to 22. The kennels are often in very high demand and sell out extremely quickly so this is great news for all pet-lovers out there. The refurbishment will also include a new indoor play area and larger outdoor walking area as well as a lounge for owners so you can make friends onboard, and so can your pets. There will be a lamp post and a fire hydrant installed on the dog walking deck to make the dogs feel more at home, no matter which country they are from. 

QM2 Doggie Friends - 1 Meg - Photo Credit Simone Seckington

Cunard’s Director, Angus Struthers, said: “The Queen Mary 2 is an icon in the world of luxury ocean travel.  A ship that turns heads everywhere she goes, she is the pride of the Cunard fleet and we are committed to ensuring her reputation grows ever stronger. 

“ These enhancements are just the beginning of an exciting revitalisation for Queen Mary 2, and we look forward to making more announcements about this impressive refit in the coming months” 

...And we’d have to agree, Angus. 

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With all this in mind, why not book your next canine, or kitty cat cruise with CruiseKings. Our Cruise Experts are here to advise you on all of these things, ensuring you are best placed to have the most perfect holiday and choose the right cruise for your needs - Call now on: 0800 197 8050. 

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