Sunday, 23 September 2007

Have a break


Our four-legged friends can now lap it up in style and be pampered at sea, aboard the luxury liner Queen Mary 2. Guests crossing the Atlantic on the Cunard cruise liner have the luxury of bringing their pets with them.The cruise line has enhanced its Pets on Deck program to include a range of pet-friendly services and amenities, including fresh-baked biscuits at turn-down, a choice of beds and blankets and even a coat with the QM2-logo. Travelling dogs and cats also receive a complimentary gift pack which includes a frisbee, name tag, food dish and scoop, and a complimentary portrait with pet owners. The line's pet-friendly policy dates back to the maiden voyage of the Britannia in 1840, when three cats were on board. Since then, circus elephants, canaries, a monkey and even a boa constrictor have travelled on Cunard. The cruise line also has pampered a number of high profile pets, including Elizabeth Taylor's pet pooches, who travelled with the actress in the 1950s. Kennel fees range from $360 to $600.

9 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I'd love one of those coats for Simi!

mutleythedog said...

I think one also transported King Kong....

jmb said...

Are you planning on taking this trip Eurodog? What are the rules about taking dogs across the Atlantic now? It must be easier since Lady Mac's daughter just took her stray cat pick-up from Morocco to the US and remember the From Bagdad with Love story?
regards
jmb

Ellee said...

I think Mutley would fit in very well on a cruise, he would love being pampered...

Em said...

Hmmm... Mollie would probably enjoy the cruise more than we would!

Eurodog said...

jmb,
I wish I were taking a trip on the QE2. I would have to win the lottery first.
As far as entry to the US is concerned, entry requirements vary from state to state. The vaccination to check is the rabbies one, it would seem as the UK vaccination ( and other European countries fot that matter ) is different from the one obtainable in the US as it is made from dead rather than live culture and takes longer to be effective.
So it is wise to check with the airlines and companies such as Cunard what the precise requiremlents are.
Here in Europe things are not straightforward either but at least it is possible to travel with pets.

Liz said...

Does someone else pick up their poop too? Now that would be worth paying for!

Jean said...

I wish I could take my Dobermann with me! Do you think he could sleep in our room?

Eurodog said...

Jean,
I could see you and Rex and your young children on the QM2.