I have not heard of any, but if you discover one, I'd be interested because I'm in the same boat (no pun intended). My wife and I have discussed this but we keep running into the issue of where the doggies would be doing there business and then realize that there probably are customs issues with bringing animals in and out of the country. I think the issues involved in such a cruise prevent the cruise lines from offering one.
Luckily we have great friends who come and take care of our pets when we go out of town.
On my recent Princess cruise in June, there was a lady with a dog in a baby stroller. Rumor has it that she was able to bring her dog because she was on oxygen and his purpose was, supposedly, for medical reasons.
That, and disposal of their business. I think that is definitely another item not to throw overboard. That does make me wonder how the lady on the Princess ship took care of those matters. Maybe it's worth a call to Princess to find out what their requirements are for allowing dogs on board and then see if other cruise lines have the same policy.
I guess I can see the problems that would arise from bringing dogs on board. Mainly, as everyone mentioned, where does the dog do his/her business? Cruise ships are building water park type structures on board. Ice skating is available on board. I'm sure there has to be a way to build a safe and hygenic component for dogs. Of course , one stipulation is that all dogs must be caught up on all of their shots and have no behavioral issues.
Thanks, Cruise Fanatic, I will check into Cunard.
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Picture this example:
You are having fun!!
And then splat!!!
You just walk over doggie poo.
I have two dogs I love them as my sons but I don't think the will have fun on ports
What are you going to do?
Leave them on your cabin?
What happen if they bite someone like the ones that work on your room service?
What happen with the cabin next to you, your neighbors which ones had pay good money for their vacation too, if they start barking during the day or during night?
I will tell you my point of view:
You can have a lot of trouble just for getting the dog inside the ship, but you can have more trouble when you are at sea and people start complaining about your dog, sadly Dogs are nice but not everyone is a Dogs person so you know you will have troubles anyway.
IF I were you I will just leave them with someone that can take good care of them like I do during my cruises…