Traveling is always an adventure, and naturally, your beloved pets don’t want to miss out. But—more often than not—most modes of transportation don’t love Fluffy or Mr. Whiskers as much as you do, meaning you have to leave your fur baby behind.
But one ship, the famous Queen Mary 2, is changing all of that. Following a redesign of the ship that cost a whopping $1.62 billion, dogs and cats can travel in serious style on the Cunard line’s crown jewel, making it the only transatlantic ship to allow pets on board.
The changes were unveiled at a launch last week in Brooklyn, and we’re talking about luxurious renovations to the 24-on board kennel quarters, which come complete with a dedicated animal welfare expert and kennel master who feeds and plays with the animals.
But that’s not all. The line added several special play areas and even a lounge where pet owners can kick up their heels and relax.
See that New York City fire hydrant and British lamppost in the above photo? Those are there for the American and British dogs, so they can feel at home when their usual bathroom—or loo—isn’t around. The Queen Mary 2 really covered ALL the bases.
Should we get a closer look at those star-studded dogs? Well, if you insist.
So, it’s officially time to take a nice long trip with the pooch, because the renovation also included new cabins, lounge areas, and amenities for humans as well (take a look at this stunning preview). But better plan ahead—reservations for your pup fill up quick, and cost about $1,000 per pet.