Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly airline or to find out whether your furry companion is welcome on a train or ship, TheJetSetPets.com is here to assist with information on pet-friendly transportation. We provide the pet travel policies for all major U.S. airlines as well as many international carriers. We want your pampered pet on your trip just as much as you do.
While many domestic and international airlines realize that pets are a part of the family and are more accommodating than ever these days, the same can’t be said for cruise lines and railways. Please see information below to determine whether your pet will be allowed on cruise ships and trains.
Amtrak does not permit pets on trains or Thruway services, in passenger areas of train stations, or in checked baggage.
The following are examples of types of animals that are not permitted:
- Comfort animals: Animals not trained to perform a specific task, but which are said to provide emotional support or to relieve anxiety simply by their presence (for example, by the passenger holding or stroking the animal).
- Pets: Animals for which no claim of any service is made.
- Search and rescue dogs:* Animals that are trained generally, but not to assist a particular passenger.
- Police dogs:* Other than dogs brought on trains by the Amtrak Police Department.
There are 26 countries in Europe that accept (part of the) Eurail Passes. The rules for bringing pets differ per country, and sometimes even per train. On most trains, you are permitted to bring along a smaller pet, as long as they don’t take passengers seats.
In most countries, you can bring along small animals in cages/boxes for free. Sometimes, you have to pay a small fare, depending on how big your animal is.
Passengers must always supervise the animals they take with them. As a general rule, passengers may take dogs without a box, on the condition that they are on a leash and are muzzled. Special provisions may be applicable to guide dogs for the blind.
Check the websites of the national railway companies for information about bringing pets on board.
The company states on its website that it has no facilities for pets.
When it comes to cruises, Cunard is the only luxury line that allows pets on board. And even then there are limitations. Pets are allowed on all Queen Mary 2 crossings between New York and Southampton. However, unlike hotels, where Fifi can curl up in bed next to you or in its own bed right next to you, pampered pooches are sequestered in a kennel, albeit a very luxurious one. The kennel is overseen by a full-time Kennel Master who takes care of responsibilities such as feeding, walking and cleaning the spacious kennels. Reservations for the kennels may be made at time of booking, and are based on space availability.