Posted July 20th, 2015
Cruise The Seas With Your Canine For Company
Anybody who is close to their family pets will probably feel a tugging on their heart strings every time they set off on holiday. Those sad eyes staring back at you as you leave the house, begging you not to leave them. Well, anyone who cruises with Cunard may already know that there is no need to go through this, as you can take your dog or cat with you on your trip. The line’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, currently has 12 kennels which can be rented by guests who want their canine and feline friends to rule the waves with them.
However, one sticking point has been the fact that, due to the limited space and high demand, places in these stylish kennels have been very hard to come by. Cunard themselves have admitted that they tend to fill up a long way in advance, leaving disappointed guests having to abandon their holiday plans or go through the scenario above.
Something To Bark About
There is good news on the horizon, though. The only cruise ship to offer this kind of animal accommodation, the spectacular Queen Mary 2, has announced plans to almost double its capacity for our pet pals. The liner will head into dry dock on May the 27th 2016 and emerge with 10 more kennels, as well as a host of other new additions.
This is not the only upgrade that dog and cat owners will be interested to learn about though. The planned refurbishments will also include an expansion of the owners lounge (a special area where the animals’ human counterparts can relax) and the implementation of an indoor play area. There will also be the addition of both a fire hydrant and lamp post on the dog walking deck to ensure that dogs from either side of the Atlantic feel at home whilst they are on board. This is something that used to be a feature on the legendary QE2. All of this is complemented by the special ‘dog lovers’ meetings that are always held during each crossing to allow the owners to get to know one another.
Incidentally, not all of the upgrades during Queen Mary 2’s time in dry dock will be aimed at pets. There will also be the addition of 30 new Britannia Club Balcony cabins and, in a move which a first for the ship, 15 single cabins will also be introduced. The refit should last until June the 21st 2016, when she will emerge in time for her summer season.
If you would like to sail on the iconic Queen Mary 2, with or without your pets, take a look at our Cunard cruises or call us anytime for more information.