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Old May 7th, 2003, 04:00 PM
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Default Pets on a Transatlantic?

Okay this may sound strange, but I have some friends that are moving back to the states and wanted to take a transatlantic back with their dog. Can pets be boarded on ships as they are on planes??

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Old May 7th, 2003, 04:20 PM
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Default Re: Pets on a Transatlantic?

I would hope not
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Old May 7th, 2003, 04:25 PM
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Bluefish:

I would hope not
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Bluefish why do you say that? I do not mean roaming around the decks or being taken for walks. My question was can pets be boarded, as in boarding a pet for transport purposes?
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It would seem somehow unfriendly to keep your pet cooped up in a small carrier for any longer than was absolutely necessary to get where you were going. Personally, I'd like to see pets allowed in more places (my family runs a pets-welcome motel), but I can see that a ship would have safety issues for them.

If your friends can't find a good way to transport their dog by ship, it might be possible to send him via "counter to counter" air freight to meet them after they arrive. They would need a friend to look after the dog for a few days and then take him to the airport at the proper time, and then they'd pick him up at their local airport. I'm not sure what the rules are for sending animals between countries, but it works well within the U.S. I think the airlines I've used are Delta and American.



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Atiya,
Yeah they had planned on just sending the dog back on American Airlines and I believe that is still the plan, but they had just wondered if the shortest transatlantic cruise would take him. I figured the cruise lines wouldn't do this because it isn't a "Point A to B" type of transportation. Anyway thanks for the reply.

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I might be wrong, but I thought pets were allowed on cruiseships ONLY if needed by a handicapped person.
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Jay12 I did understand that you ment boarding the pet. I agree with Atiya that is would seem unfriendly. The rest is just personal opinion about pets in general.
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That's cool Bluefish...sorry for sounding harsh in my reply to you. Yeah it would be cruel if they allowed it..the trip is just too long.
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Sorry, your friends will have to fly their little furry friend home. No pets allowed.
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Old May 14th, 2003, 01:26 PM
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Hi,

I have heard rumors of some frieghters that allow passengers and pets. Certainly wouldn't be luxury travel accomodations for the humans, but maybe worth looking into. I know of a pet travel agency, maybe they can help? Try searching the internet too. It certainly would be nice though...I'd pay full fare to take mine. However, walking them for potty breaks would be a serious issue if they weren't litter box trained. Yes, they have dog litter boxes now. <BG>

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The only line that is equiped for pets... or allows pets (they have a kennel) is Cunard... Try the QE2!!
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Also, for your information, some people on Transatlantic crossings go for "Point A to Point B" transportation, like your friends.
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