Photos: Dogs onboard Queen Mary 2 on her Transatlantic Crossing


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#1
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Last year (4th August 2017) we did the Transatlantic Crossing cruise on the Queen Mary 2 from Southampton to New York.

While we where on Queen Mary 2 we had some four legged animals on the ship as well:

I managed to get a few photos of them

A Dog checking in: (Sorry for the bad quality)



The Dogs of Queen Mary 2 - 4th August 2017 sailing:










Also apparently on the cruise before ours there where some cats on board as well, and Did you know that cats get sea sick!
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Such darling photos...DH comments all the time “I don’t understand why Princess won’t let me bring our Chocolate Lab on a cruise ...,he’d have a great time!


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I'm not sure if the O P made clear, the dogs on the QM2 are in the kennels 100 % of the time. They are N E V E R out and about. Their owners can go visit them, walk them in the ' special' area, and attendants are there to manage them, 24/7, but these fur-balls do not mingle with the passengers, ever.
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Originally posted by hihilo
I'm not sure if the O P made clear, the dogs on the QM2 are in the kennels 100 % of the time. They are N E V E R out and about. Their owners can go visit them, walk them in the ' special' area, and attendants are there to manage them, 24/7, but these fur-balls do not mingle with the passengers, ever.


Hate to disagree but I have seen a lady with a pair of Boston terriers in the gift shop before during a transatlantic.


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Originally posted by hihilo
I'm not sure if the O P made clear, the dogs on the QM2 are in the kennels 100 % of the time. They are N E V E R out and about. Their owners can go visit them, walk them in the ' special' area, and attendants are there to manage them, 24/7, but these fur-balls do not mingle with the passengers, ever.
Actually there was one occasion when this happened. Mid morning DH and I were taking our usual stroll around the deck when we saw a couple, he in a dinner suit and she in a long dress; I was just about to say 'how odd' when I realised they had a dog with them and a photographer in tow. Clearly they were looking for that perfect spot to have a 'family photograph' taken
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I love how the dogs quickly realise they are the most popular guests on the ship!! If you go onto the deck where the kennels are about midnight, you may see them out for walks on the main deck with their owners (On leads).
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One of our favorite daily activities- going to look at the dogs !
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Originally posted by hihilo
I'm not sure if the O P made clear, the dogs on the QM2 are in the kennels 100 % of the time. They are N E V E R out and about. Their owners can go visit them, walk them in the ' special' area, and attendants are there to manage them, 24/7, but these fur-balls do not mingle with the passengers, ever.
Sorry to disagree with you but we have seen dogs several times with their (irresponsible owners) in the lido
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We also enjoy looking at the dogs at the kennels, undoubtedly the good side of QM2 canine matters.

The bad side is allowing some dog owners way too much latitude. On a Spring crossing a couple of years ago (before the refit), there was a lady traveller who was allowed to have her small dog with her throughout the trip, apparently on grounds that it was a 'comfort' dog.

Bad enough was that the dog was yappy & generally unpleasant to all who passed by, including in the main dining room. Worse was seeing the woman walk her dog in the main customer service area & watching it urinate all over the carpet, in full view of passengers & crew alike.

No doubt the lady concerned genuinely felt she needed the dog as a comfort blanket, but it was something everyone present could have well done without !