Photos: Dogs onboard Queen Mary 2 on her Transatlantic Crossing


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#21
Hamburg
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Originally posted by Lilydes
The Lido is not on the QM2.
You are saying people are wandering around the ship with dogs without the crew saying anything?
I mean the buffet.
We spoke to the waiters who just told us, that they can't do anything.
Just google "emotional support animal"
#22
Hawaii
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There are 3 different issues getting mixed up, here. Responsible owners who want their dogs transported across the Atlantic, pay a ( I think, very large ) fare for them to travel in the kennels. I am sure those dogs DO NOT leave the kennels. The owners go up there to visit them, and walk them in the special area.

Then there are the so-called C O M F O R T D O G S with their Wal*Mart purchased "vests" who stay in the cabin with the owner, and go everywhere, and pee at will.

Then there are the genuine service dogs who are extensively trained for their duties and are WELL BEHAVED and never soil in the wrong places, and are not barking at all, and they are with the owners at all times.
#23
Calgary
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Yes, the offending owner & dog we saw undoubtedly fell into category 2, (albeit the dog vest was more likely from Saks Fifth Avenue !).
#24
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Originally posted by hihilo
There are 3 different issues getting mixed up, here. Responsible owners who want their dogs transported across the Atlantic, pay a ( I think, very large ) fare for them to travel in the kennels. I am sure those dogs DO NOT leave the kennels. The owners go up there to visit them, and walk them in the special area.

Then there are the so-called C O M F O R T D O G S with their Wal*Mart purchased "vests" who stay in the cabin with the owner, and go everywhere, and pee at will.

Then there are the genuine service dogs who are extensively trained for their duties and are WELL BEHAVED and never soil in the wrong places, and are not barking at all, and they are with the owners at all times.
When I was last aboard the QM2 in October of 2016 there was one handicapped passenger who had his service dog which was a Golden Retriever with him all over the ship. This same passenger even brought the Golden Retriever into the G32 Club. All the passengers in the G32 Club including myself were happy to see the dog in the G32 Club. The handicapped passenger even danced with his dog in the G32 Club. Regards,Jerry
#26
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On our second to last sea day before we got to New York, there was a dog parade,

so the dogs and there owners could get there photos taken and have a walk (run!) on the top deck!

The weather this day was not the best (very windy and tried to rain!).

These are just a selection of photos there are lots more on my Flickr page









You can see the rest of these photos on my Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwi_c...57692562032051
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#29
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Originally posted by Lilydes
You cannot just buy a vest and rock up to a ship with your "service dog". You need a lot of paperwork: https://ask.cunard.com/help/cunard/b...l/PO_CU_assdog
ask.cunard pages are no longer accessible from the US.

Add me to the list of people who have seen a "service animal" or "emotional support animal" in the QM2 passenger areas, including an itinerary where dogs weren't transported in the kennels.
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Originally posted by Underwatr
ask.cunard pages are no longer accessible from the US.

Add me to the list of people who have seen a "service animal" or "emotional support animal" in the QM2 passenger areas, including an itinerary where dogs weren't transported in the kennels.

Cunard accepts registered assistance dogs on board that have been specifically trained to assist a person with a disability and has been certified by an organisation that is a full member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI) or International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF), the accrediting bodies for assistance dog organisations worldwide.


Emotional support dogs are not recognised as an assistance dog by the above organisations and are not permitted on board. All assistance dogs are carried free of charge.

Carriage of an assistance dog is subject to the conditions set by DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)


Cunard Line welcome registered assistance dogs on all their vessels. Cunard Line has a DEFRA licence on Southampton to Southampton cruises and transatlantic crossings on Queen Mary 2.


As the DEFRA requirements are different from other forms of travel, it is essential owners understand the conditions that the dog must travel under.





We would advise all owners to carry their dog's identification card, or similar, with them at all times in case local authorities require proof.
#31
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Lovely! Do the dogs get to keep the vests?


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#33
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sppunk--- my experience on QM2 ( 2 14-day T/A crossings ) is that the dogs in the kennel are kept in that area, their owners can visit them, but its not open to friendly and interested passengers, who may want to just ' drop in'. I never saw any of the kennel dogs '' out and about'' for a walk of any sort. Their exercise area is behind a gate.
#34
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That would actually make a nice souvenir picture book.
"The Dogs of QM 2"
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Originally posted by jkadventures
Lovely! Do the dogs get to keep the vests?
I am not too sure, I should have asked
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Originally posted by sppunk
Taking our first crossing in May and I absolutely adore puppies. Any tips when best to watch them roam?
On our crossing I normally went to up the gate of the kennels at about 3pm and there dogs where out playing with there owners or just out playing in the play area.

One tip I have is talk to the dog carers , and then they might tell you about when the dog parade is on.

Good luck and hope you get some photos

PS: Let me know if you get any cats on your crossing! (If there is see if you can get a photo!)
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#39
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Anybody know the charge for kenneling a dog or cat on a TA crossing?? I’m think about purchasing a cat on my next trip and flying back with a young cat is not a great option.


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#40
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Upper kennel $800*
Lower kennel $1000*
Cats require two upper kennel $1600* (This is two upper kennels, one kennel is for the litter box)
2nd pet in same kennel $800*
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