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Old Jul 12th 2016, 2:37 pm
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Have you checked with Cunard about the QM2?
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Old Jul 12th 2016, 3:01 pm
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Originally Posted by LondonSquirrel View Post
Have you checked with Cunard about the QM2?
They have just increased the number of kennels. I believe they tend to be overbooked approx a year in advance. You could be lucky and get a cancellation.

You can also take loads of luggage...as long as it fits in your cabin.
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Originally Posted by LondonSquirrel View Post
Have you checked with Cunard about the QM2?
That's going to probably be the option, but I was hoping for some bare-bones thing where I could also transport my stuff at the same time. Ah well.
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Originally Posted by Famous Mortimer View Post
Well, I was going to go with them and put them in the cabin (I'm not a moron, I'm aware they'd need feeding and so on).
I didn't realise you would be able to travel with them. That is not always the case when you use air cargo. Most of the time you can but it is not guaranteed.
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Have you checked with Cunard about the QM2?
Is QM2 cheap?
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Originally Posted by mrken30 View Post
Is QM2 cheap?

No but it can work out no more expensive that a flight for human + pet/s especially if you've got more than one pet.
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Originally Posted by mrken30 View Post
Is QM2 cheap?
Depends when you want to travel. We went to the UK on the QE2 in May...more or less the same price as the air fare. It's a great way to travel transatlantic IMO...and would not hesitate to do it again if the itinerary fits into our schedule. No idea how much kennels cost.
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Depends when you want to travel. We went to the UK on the QE2 in May...more or less the same price as the air fare. It's a great way to travel transatlantic IMO...and would not hesitate to do it again if the itinerary fits into our schedule. No idea how much kennels cost.

Did you do a return on the ship or take the included return flight?
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Did you do a return on the ship or take the included return flight?
We booked the cruise with Cunard and the flight back separately with the airline.
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The husband and I are leaving the UK on 20 September 2016 on the QM2 as this was the easiest way for us to travel with him being in a wheelchair. We are also taking our 2 dogs with us and had planned to take the 2 cats also but decided that the road trip from New York to Idaho would be a bit much for them so have re-homed them here in the UK. The kennels on the QM2 are $800.00 USD for upper kennel and $1,000.00 for lower kennel per animal. Our total fare came to $4997.20 for us and the dogs. We have had this trip booked for a year now and they do fill up fast. I know that is a lot of money but for the peace of mind knowing that the dogs will be taken care of was the clincher for us.
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The husband and I are leaving the UK on 20 September 2016 on the QM2 as this was the easiest way for us to travel with him being in a wheelchair. We are also taking our 2 dogs with us and had planned to take the 2 cats also but decided that the road trip from New York to Idaho would be a bit much for them so have re-homed them here in the UK. The kennels on the QM2 are $800.00 USD for upper kennel and $1,000.00 for lower kennel per animal. Our total fare came to $4997.20 for us and the dogs. We have had this trip booked for a year now and they do fill up fast. I know that is a lot of money but for the peace of mind knowing that the dogs will be taken care of was the clincher for us.
I'm thinking there is probably not much difference between air fare and air travel for 2 dogs vs the QM2. Plus you get a week's holiday.
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We booked the cruise with Cunard and the flight back separately with the airline.


Oh, I understood from my brochure that the one-way cruise fare included free return flight from or to NYC. Did you get a discount for having your own return flight?
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Oh, I understood from my brochure that the one-way cruise fare included free return flight from or to NYC. Did you get a discount for having your own return flight?
We didn't look into that...just booked them separately. We flew back from Manchester to Toronto direct.
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We didn't look into that...just booked them separately. We flew back from Manchester to Toronto direct.

Oh I see, so a flight to NYC wouldn't have been much good to you!
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Oh I see, so a flight to NYC wouldn't have been much good to you!
It would have been a pain yes.
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