Travelling with dog and arriving at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on QM2

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Joined Jul 2018

I am travelling this summer for the first time on the QM2 with my dog. We'll be arriving at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, and I have tried in vain to get information about the process of disembarkation with a dog. I have looked at other forum threads, but haven't seen a rundown of the procedure in Brooklyn, NY so I would be grateful to those who have made this journey with their pooches to share their insight.

I will be short on hands, as I will have to manage my dog, who is a good size, and our luggage. My questions are very basic and elementary, but it would extremely helpful to have an idea of how the disembarkation will unfold.

1. Will the luggage be collected and taken off the ship for us? I assume so.
2. At what time may we expect to be off the ship and through customs and immigration?
3. How do we manage to get through customs with our animals and all our luggage? Is there a porter for hire?
4. Is it fairly easy to coordinate pick-up from the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal? Is there a central place where people can meet and find each other easily?

Any additional information would be appreciated. Many thanks!
32 Posts
Joined Sep 2012
1. Yes. You put suitcases out in front of your cabin by midnight the night before.
2. Not sure if disembarkation is based on your cabin location or the fact you have dog. I have noticed when disembarking at Southampton, the dogs seem to disembark just after or same time as princess grill.
3. Yes. You will have to go through immigration at Brooklyn with dogs and luggage, porters are available in the room where you pick up luggage.
4. Yes.
541 Posts
Joined Aug 2002
In May we disembarked there were quite a few dogs-it seemed that the dogs were so well behaved -one couple had 2 dogs-had a porter and husband seemed to be in control of paper work and wife had 2 dogs on lead-we were fascinated and it seemed to go very smoothly-I know this does not answer your question but may make you feel happier! As soon as the dogs were walking to the mini van that was arranged we had such a good laugh at the way these 2 dogs were sniffing the air and wagging tails as if to say .”Here we come NewYork!”
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Joined Aug 2017
Here is a link to a video of disembarking QM2 with dogs, if you have not seen it. It's not comprehensive and it's also Southampton but might help get an idea of how it all works. If the link doesn't work the video is titles 'QM2 Disembark with Dogs'
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