Travelling with a pet on board Connemara

We make every effort to ensure the comfort and safety of pets on board our ships. 

Here we'll explain what you need to know about booking with us and what it's like to travel on board Connemara as a passenger with a pet. 

Your dog must be muzzled at all times when outside of your vehicle or your pet's accommodation on board. This includes whilst in the pet exercise area.

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

  • Prior to booking, ensure that your pet is compliant with the PETS Travel Scheme
  • We recommend that your dog has been exercised and toileted before boarding the ship

CHECK-IN

  • 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 are not allowed in public areas of the ship or cabins (except registered assistance dogs). Pets are only allowed in pet-friendly cabins and the designated exercise area.

Embarkation

  • If you are directed to park on the open air Deck 5, you will be greeted by a crew member who will show you how to access your pet friendly cabin on Deck 6 via an external staircase
  • If you are directed to park on Decks 3 or 4, you will be greeted by a crew member who will show you how to access the escalator to Deck 5. Once on Deck 5, pet owners will exit onto the open air garage deck through a door at the top of the escalator, not the passenger corridor to reception. Once on the open air garage deck, you will be greeted by another crew member and directed to your pet friendly cabin on Deck 6
  • Whilst transferring your dog, it must be on a lead and wearing a muzzle

During the sailing

  • Dogs are only permitted in pet-friendly cabins and designated exercise areas where they must be on a lead and wearing a muzzle. Cats are also only permitted in pet-friendly cabins. They must not be taken to normal passenger cabins or any public areas on the ship

Disembarkation

  • Approximately 30 minutes before arrival there will be an announcement inviting you to vacate your cabins and proceed with your pet to the pet walking area on Deck 6 where a crew member will greet you. At this point you must return your pet cabin keys to our crew and they will assist you and your pet in returning to your vehicle without passing through the public areas of the ship
  • Whilst transferring your dog, it must be on a lead and wearing a muzzle

Please note: In certain sea conditions, or for operational reasons, it may be necessary to vary these procedures. Please follow instructions given to you by the crew.

Our pet-friendly 4-berth/ large 2-berth inside cabins are air conditioned, have bunk-style beds with space for a standard size animal bed and ensuite facilities.

Our pet-friendly 4-berth/ large 2-berth outside cabins are air conditioned, have bunk-style beds with space for a standard size animal bed and ensuite facilities.