Pet-Friendly Luxury Cruise Liner Makes Its U.S. Debut
This dog-friendly boat had a makeover costing over $130 million to make sure it was in ship shape for its new four-legged clientele. The design of the ship has been updated, including luxurious furnishings reminiscent of its cousin boat, the original Queen Mary. The result is a wonderful traditional-meets-modern interior design aesthetic that is sure to both wow and amaze. Of the Carnival Corporations wondrous fleet of fine ships, the Queen Mary 2 may be one of its most famous, but now it is also one of the most unique and interesting features of the lot. This ship is sure to be one of the crown jewels in the Carnival collection.
The beautiful ship’s facelift was worked on for over 1 million hours, as it was cared for by a fleet of skilled labourers 24 hours a day for 25 days. The ocean liner was launched in a Brooklyn Port on July 6, in a lavish celebration attended by K9 Instagram superstars Wally the Welsh Corgi, Chloe the Mini Frenchie, and Ella Bean the dog. The red carpet was rolled out to be graced by the paws of legends in the decks can look forward to the presence of plenty more during its future years of service.
One of the ships most notable upgrades is its new status of the only passenger vessel that is capable of comfortably housing both cats and dogs. The number of kennels in the ship doubled during its intense renovation, up to an astounding 24. Kennels are only the start of Fido’s luxurious adventure at sea. Pets aboard the Queen Mary 2 will be treated to large kennel rooms, as well as a lounge for their owners to play with them in. The pet rooms have been custom fit with beautiful original artwork that the daughter of the captain of the ship, Karen Katon-Oprey, has a lovingly crafted.
Canines abroad need not worry about their lavatory experience, as a new outdoor area sports both a British lamppost and an American fire hydrant to accommodate every dog’s bathroom habits. The dogs will be overseen by a full-time Kennel Master who will craft a care plan for each four-legged guest that may include fine dining, exercise, and a dose of play. You won’t have to worry about your pup’s well-being as you travel across the sea, as they will be just as pampered as you will be aboard this fine vessel. There is no word yet on a doggie and me yoga class or an owner-pet joint massage at the spa, but the sky the limit for fun pet-friendly luxury activities on the Queen Mary 2’s huge decks.
The project was overseen by Cunard, a company that is had an animal-friendly legacy boasting passengers like Elizabeth Taylor’s and the Duke of Windsor’s furry travelling companions. Cruise fans who treat their pets like family need not look further for a wonderful travel experience.
[Source: FTN News]
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