Cruise Line Pet Policies
Contemporary Cruise Lines
- Carnival Cruise Lines-Service dogs are welcome on board. Carnival does not allow live animals onboard other than service animals. Guests must give at least 14 days advance notice if they are bringing a service animal on board.
- Costa Cruises-No animals of any species or size are allowed on any Costa ship. The only exception is guide dogs for the visually impaired
- Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines-Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines allows service dogs on board.
- MSC Cruises-Animals and/or pets other than recognized assistance dogs are not allowed onboard the Vessel under any circumstances without the Carrier’s permission in writing. Any such animals or pets brought onboard by the Passenger without permission will be taken into custody and arrangements will be made for the animal to be landed at the next port of call at the Passenger’s sole expense.
- P & O Cruises-No animals can be brought on board.
Upscale Contemporary Cruise Lines
- Norwegian Cruise Line -Animals of any kind, except service animals, are not allowed on board.
- Royal Caribbean International – Royal Caribbean International welcomes service dogs on all ships. They do not accept pets.
Premium Cruise Lines
- Celebrity Cruises-Celebrity warmly welcomes service dogs on all ships except those sailing to the United Kingdom (UK) due to DEFRA regulations. They do not allow pets.
- Cunard Line-Queen Mary 2’s kennel programme is available on all Transatlantic Crossings between New York and Southampton in either direction, and is managed by a full-time Kennel Master who takes care of responsibilities such as feeding, walking and cleaning the ship’s 12 spacious kennels. Travelling dogs and cats also receive a complimentary gift pack. The kennels and adjacent indoor and outdoor walking areas are open throughout the day, enabling guests to spend significant time with their pets. Reservations for the kennels may be made at time of booking, and are based on availability. Contact Cunard for fees, details and additional requirements. All animals must be in compliance with the Pets Travel Scheme and in possession of a pet passport. Cunard is pleased to permit individuals to bring service animals on board. You must provide notice of this at time of booking. Local laws or customs may prevent animals from disembarking at particular ports or countries. It is the guest’s responsibility to consult local customs authorities for requirements and to obtain all applicable documents and health certificates. Service animals are kept in staterooms with their owners. Non-service animals are only carried on QUEEN MARY 2 Transatlantic Crossings, in kennels, and are not allowed to visit any guest area of the ship.
- Disney Cruise Line-No animals are allowed on board the ships except for service animals. Disney Cruise Line must be notified at least 72 hours prior to sailing if a service animal is to be brought on board the ship. Many ports of call have strict entry requirements for animals, and you must ensure that your service animal complies with all requirements of each destination. Disney Cruise Line is not responsible for your inability to visit a port of call due to your failure to comply with any such entry requirements.
- Holland America Line – Service animals are permitted on board Holland America Line ships. Guests may walk their animals on a service deck where a relief area, including padding such as sod or wood chips, can be constructed with advance notification. Also by advance request, the maitre d’ will arrange a convenient table in the dining room with space for the animal on the floor. Guests must supply their own pet food and make arrangements for quarantine papers and port clearances through their travel agent. Guests should be aware that many ports do not allow animals, including service animals, to disembark the ship. Pets are not allowed.
- Princess Cruises-Service animals are allowed onboard. Entry regulations for service animals vary by port. Passengers are advised to consult authorities at each port prior to departure for more information. Princess does not have food onboard for animals. The choice of dog litter material is limited and varies by ship
Ultra-Premium Cruise Lines
- Azamara Club Cruises-Azamara Club Cruises welcomes service dogs on all ships. They do not accept pets.
- Oceania Cruises-No pets or other animals, except for certain necessary service animals of a disabled Guest, are allowed on board the Ship, and only allowed when Cruise embarks, disembarks or stops at a United States port. Guests wishing to bring a service animal on board the Ship must notify Carrier at the time of booking Cruise, and must receive Carrier’s written approval. Guest agrees to accept responsibility, reimburse and/or indemnify Carrier for any loss, damage or expense whatsoever related to the presence of any service animal brought on the Cruise, and to determine and meet any documentary or other requirements related to the service animal. Guest further agrees to be solely responsible for providing all food and/or other dietary requirements, medications or medical equipment required by the service animal. Passenger food, medications and/or medical treatment will not be provided by the Ship to any service animals.
- Windstar Cruises Animals or pets are not allowed with the exception of qualified service animals for guests with disabilities. Please notify your travel professional at time of booking if you intend to board with a service animal
Ultra-Luxury Cruise Lines
- Crystal Cruises-Crystal Cruises understands a service animal to be any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Animals that are not trained to do work or perform tasks are not considered to be service animals. Emotional support animals, which provide emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship to an individual with disabilities but are not trained to do work or perform tasks, are not considered to be service animals. Pets and other animals who are not service animals are not allowed on board the Ship.
- Hapag Lloyd Cruises-No animals allowed on board
- Paul Gauguin Cruises-Pets and other animals are not allowed onboard the ship, except for guide dogs and other service animals if appropriate certification is provided to PGC at least 30 days in advance of the scheduled departure. Guests are responsible for making all arrangements for the entry of the service animal into any country visited by the ship.
- Regent Seven Seas Cruises-No pets or other animals, except for certain necessary service animals of a disabled Guest, are allowed on board the Ship, and only allowed when Cruise embarks, disembarks or stops at a UK or United States port. Guests wishing to bring a service animal on board the Ship must notify Carrier at the time of booking Cruise. Guest agrees to accept responsibility, reimburse and/or indemnify Carrier for any loss, damage or expense whatsoever related to the presence of any service animal brought on the Cruise, and to determine and meet any documentary or other requirements related to the service animal. Guest further agrees to be solely responsible for providing all food and/or other dietary requirements, medications or medical equipment required by the service animal. Passenger food, medications and/or medical treatment will not be provided by the Ship to any service animals.
- Seabourn-Seabourn only permits service animals on board, defined as those animals that are individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. Guests may not bring pets, therapy/companion animals, and other animals that do not meet the definition of service animals
- Sea Cloud Cruises-Animals are not permitted on board.
- SeaDream Yacht Club- No animals will be allowed on the Yacht under any circumstances unless deemed necessary to assist with physical disability
- Silversea Cruises– Pets cannot be accommodated on any Silversea cruise.
River Cruise Lines
- American Cruise Lines-Animals of any kind may not be brought aboard the Vessel
- American Queen Steamboat Company No pets or other animals are allowed on board the Ship, except for designated service animals. You are required to provide notification in writing at or prior to the time the cruise is booked if you are intending to bring a service animal aboard.
- Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection- Pets are not permitted on Uniworld trips.
Sailing Vessels/Yacht Cruise Lines
- Ponant-No animals are allowed on board, including service animals.
- Star Clippers- Pets are not permitted on board Star Clippers, Ltd.’s vessels.
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My wife has a service dog. All her shots are up to date. Also, we checked with the port of calls and don’t foresee any problems. We are interested in a Norwegian cruise. What other info do you need. The service dog is registered and has doctor reports as well. Thank you