Over 38% of American households have a dog.
In 2017, 25.8 million people went on a cruise.
Where do these stats overlap? A pet friendly cruise!
Whether you’re on a Caribbean cruise ship or a small riverboat tour, you can find good options for bringing your furry friend along with you in a way they will enjoy as much as you will.
So, are you ready to ditch the process of finding a kennel for your pet while you go on your upcoming vacation? Keep reading to find out your options!
Top Tips for Your Pet Friendly Cruise
You can always enjoy a Caribbean cruise ship, but there are also other options for cruising when it comes to bringing your pet along. You can find an excursion that is smaller and more Fido friendly by looking at cruises on rivers, bays, or lakes. And always remember to keep your pup’s personality in mind when you’re figuring out what they would enjoy most.
1. Take a Sightseeing Dolphin Cruise
There’s an hour long dolphin tour off the coast of Texas that allows your puppy to come along. This is a good opportunity to let your dog experience nature in a way they never have before. Time outdoors can be very enriching for dogs. And who doesn’t love to see dolphins in the wild?
2. Let Your Dog Relax
On some larger cruise ships, a kennel master will care for your pup while you enjoy your time. They will be fed, walked, and otherwise cared for by the crew. There are organized play times when you can visit your little buddy. Otherwise, both you and your pup will enjoy your own pampering.
Some places also feature a photoshoot for your pets in little ship uniform costumes. And speaking of costumes…
3. Fido Can Play Dress Up on a Halloween Canine Cruise
Take a riverboat in Virginia with your pup and you might get a special surprise if you go in October. Last year they did a Halloween cruise for four legged friends that allowed them to dress up and take photos on the boat. While not all canines appreciate costumes, their humans certainly do.
4. Let’s Do Brunch
You can also find mini buffet cruises for you and your pet that you will both enjoy. For example, there’s a two hour brunch cruise out of San Diego that has a buffet for your little friend too. With bottomless drinks for the humans and bottomless treats for the pups, you’re both guaranteed to have a good time.
5. Enjoy Chicago’s Waterways
Take a city skyline cruise with your pet, where you can both enjoy the cool air and Chicago’s vibrant city landscape. This is a good option if you’re on a day-trip with your pup, because you can check out other fun things to do with your pet while you’re in the city.
With all of these options, are you ready for your pet friendly cruise?
Keep browsing for more pet travel options, and good luck on your upcoming adventure!