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Old March 29th, 2010, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike M View Post
You are correct. Service animals are allowed on almost all cruise ships with prior arrangements. In cruising circles there is a somewhat famous cruising dog named Erin who, with her companion, has a number of cruises under her belt. Here she is enjoying the sun when she had a little time off.

Service animals, especially seeing eye dogs, are extremely well trained and would pose little or no problems to other passengers. The biggest problem is arranging a place for the dog to do their business. Some cruise lines have provided real grass on the balcony and others create a place for the dog. A traveling companion or the owner is responsible for cleaning up after the dog.

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I know Erin! She's a "service animal" and she loves cruising! Her person also loves cruising!

FYI, there's usually a "sod box" or something similar for the service dogs to do their business. Some people bring a box on and put it on the balcony, other's use the ship's facilities. I'm very happy and impressed to see that the cruise line's have been pro-active in this area .
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