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​ ​Travelling with your pet 

Copenghagen - Oslo route

​travelling with pets on the Copenhagen - Oslo cruise route

It is possible to travel with pets on the route

When you travel with a vehicle it is possible to travel with your pet(s) on the two Copenhagen - Oslo cruise ships.
You are also able to travel with your pet in a in a pet-friendly cabin (if capacity).
A third option is to rent a kennel (Kennels only available in limited periods).
To book a pet friendly cabin and, or kennel, please contact Customer service. 

According to EU regulations following pets are allowed on board

Dogs, cats and ferrets
Birds (except poultry*)
Domestic rabbits and rodents
Reptiles and Amphibia
Invertebrates (except bees, molluscs and crustaceans)
Ornamental tropical fish​

*Poultry means birds of the following species: fowl, turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, geese, quails, pigeons, pheasants, partridges and ratites
(R​atitae).​


Dogs, cats and ​other pet-classified animals are not subject to quarantine when entering​ or leaving EU-countries.​
Please note, Norway is not a part of EU, so you will have to find information below. 

Please note

It is the pet owners (the traveller) responsibility to follow the pet travel rules and regulations applicable to the countries they travel from/to. 

You will need a valid id, valid rabies vaccination and a valid EU Pet Passport to travel from Denmark to Norway- and from Norway to Denmark - See more below. 

For information on vaccination, passport etc. when travelling to and from Denmark - Please see here
For information on vaccination, passport etc. when travelling to and ​from Norway - Please see here

Recommendations

To keep your pet safe and happy in your vehicle during your cruise, following is recommended

Your pet may only stay in the car/caravan during the crossing.
Keep your pet adequately secured inside your vehicle (ensure all doors are closed and locked)​
Always ensure there is adequate ventilation, but don't leave windows open too far
Always ensure your pet can move around freely and has plenty of familiar toys
Always leave food and especially water, but consider slightly​ limiting normal portions (to avoid unnecessary toilet accidents)
Supply absorbent bedding where possible

How to book in the online booking​

Choose your vehicle type and number of pets. Please note that you are not able to book pet friendly cabins or kennels online. 

How to book a Kennel or pet friandly cabin

Please contact Customer service to look in to current availability. ​

Kennel Dimensions

Extra small kennels ​54cm (H) x 56cm (W) x 60cm (D)
​Large kennels         ​86cm (H) x 94cm (W) x 60cm (D)
​Extra large kennels ​76cm (H) x 68cm (W) x 101cm (D)​

Change your booking? Have questions?

If you have already booked and want to add pets/vehicle or change your booking or if you have questions regarding travelling with pets. Please contact customer service and we will help you out.​

Amsterdam - Newcastle route

​Travelling with pets on the Amsterdam - Newcastle route​

It is possible to travel with pets on the route

​When travelling with a vehicle you can bring your pet on board.
Kennels and pet friandly cabins are available in limited periods (Limited capacity). 
As part of the DEFRA Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), DFDS provide safe pet transportation. 

According to EU regulations following pets are allowed on board

Dogs, cats and ferrets
Birds (except poultry*)
Domestic rabbits and rodents
Reptiles and Amphibia​​
Invertebrates (except bees, molluscs and crustaceans)
Ornamental tropical fish​

*Poultry means birds of the following species: fowl, turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, geese, quails, pigeons, pheasants, partridges and ratites (Ratitae).​

​Rules and regulations include 

  • Micro chipping 
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Pet passport
  • Tapeworm treatment (dogs o​nly)
You need a veterinary certificate showing your pet has been micro chipped and vaccinated against rabies.
Entry into the UK can be no earlier than 21 days after the first vaccination date.

For dogs, tapeworm treatment must be administered by a vet, not less than 24 hours or more than 120 hours before returning to the UK. You'll need a veterinary certificate that's signed, dated and shows the time of treatment.

A pet passport is required to bring your pet back into the UK without being quarantined. You can get a pet passport from your vet, and it will be valid for 21 days after your pet was last vaccinated against rabies.
The pet passport will remain valid as long as your pet is re-vaccinated by the 'valid until' date in section 4 of the passport.
 
If you are travelling with more than one pet, please be aware that travelling with animals within the EU is limited to five animals per person unless you are taking part in a competition, show, or sporting event.
These animals will require a specific health certificate issued by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency. Full advice and guidance can be found here.​

See more information about rules and regulations when travelling with pets from and to the UK here​

P​lease note

It is the pet owner/the traveller's responsibility to follow the pet travel rules and regulations applicable to the countries they travel from/to. ​​

Recommendations

To keep your pet(s) safe and happy in your vehicle during the cruise, following is recommended
  • Always ensure there is adequate ventilation, but don't leave windows open too far
  • Always ensure your pet can move around freely and has plenty of familiar toys
  • Always leave food and water, but consider slightly​ limiting normal portions 
  • Supply absorbent bedding where possible​

How to book a pet (pets) in the online booking

Choose your vehicle type and number of pet(s) you are travelling with.​
Please note that pet friendly cabins are not avilable online. ​

How to book a Kennel or Pet friandly cabin

Please contact Customer service. 

Kennel Dimensions

Extra small kennels ​54cm (H) x 56cm (W) x 60cm (D)
​Large kennels        ​86cm (H) x 94cm (W) x 60cm (D)
​Extra large kennels ​76cm (H) x 68cm (W) x 101cm (D)​​

Change your booking? ​
Have questions?

If you have already booked and w​ant to amend your booking, or have questions, Please contact customer service. ​

Channel Routes

DOVER - CALAIS & DOVER - DUNKIRK ROUTES

On our Dover to Calais and Dover to Dunkirk routes, booking of pets must be made in advance, and they are subject to the same travel conditions as onboard our Newcastle-Amsterdam route. Pets must remain suitably secured inside your vehicle; you may visit your pet in your car during the crossing if accompanied by a crew member.

NEWHAVEN - DIEPPE ROUTE
Motorists can take their pet with them in the same manner as our other routes by booking online in advance. You may visit your pet in your car during the crossing if accompanied by a crew member, but not during the first or final hour of the crossing. Foot passengers may travel with pets, but they must remain in kennels in the car deck throughout the journey. Passengers are asked to carry pets on board in a suitable kennel/cage.​

Rules and Regulations
The rules and regulations for traveling with pets on any of the Channel crossing routes remain the same as for the Amsterdam to Newcastle route. Pleas​e see above.