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Travelling with a pet on board Normandie

We're looking forward to welcoming you and your four-legged friend on board Normandie. We hope that this information will help you understand what to expect when boarding the ship, during the sailing and prior to disembarkation.

Before you arrive

  • We recommend that your dog has been exercised and toileted before boarding the ship


  • Your dog's chip will be scanned and your Pet Passport checked
  • We will place a sticker on your car windscreen to ensure you're parked appropriately on board
  • Please do not remove this sticker until having exited your port of arrival

On board

Pets aren't allowed in cabins or any other public areas of the ship (except registered assistance dogs); they must remain in your vehicle.

  • We strongly recommend opening your vehicle window to provide ventilation during the sailing and leaving some water for your pet.
  • The garages may be warm when you first park, but once the ship is at sea, the temperature is carefully regulated and inspected regularly.

Access to the garages during the crossing is forbidden, except when with a member of our crew.

Pet visits to the garage

To visit your pet during your sailing, you will need a ticket. Tickets can be obtained upon presentation of your passport or driving licence at the information desk on deck 7; where your ID will be securely held during your visit.

Please note that, for security reasons, visits are limited to one person per vehicle for a maximum of 15 minutes. For exact visit times, please ask a member of crew at the information desk.

All visits are subject to weather conditions and the captain reserves the right to change or refuse visits at any time. 

Please note that there are no visits permitted on overnight sailings.


PETS Travel Scheme

dog and cat

View the PETS Travel Scheme to find out more information about taking your pet on board.