TAKING YOUR PETS TO THE NETHERLANDS
No need to leave your furry friends behind – they can come on holiday too if you travel with us.
It costs £22 / €26 per pet each way to travel on the Hull to Zeebrugge route, with registered Guide and Hearing Dogs travelling free of charge.
Dogs, cats or other small animals are allowed on our ships with pet passports, as long as they meet all the EU requirements. The latest information on the pet passport scheme can be found on the DEFRA website.
All cats and dogs must be put in our air-conditioned onboard kennels during the trip. The kennels are separated and designed so each pet can’t see each other.
We check the kennels every two hours, but should you wish to visit your pet, you can do so if accompanied by P&O staff. Just ask at the onboard reception.
Below we’ve put together a few tips on how to make the journey as comfortable and hassle-free as possible for you and your pet.
TRAVELLING TO EUROPE WITH YOUR PET AFTER BREXIT
At the moment, travelling to Europe couldn’t be easier for British citizens – all you need is a valid UK passport and you’re good to go. However, travelling to Europe after Brexit is going to get a little bit more complicated from 29th March 2019. But there’s no need to worry, here at P&O Ferries you’re in safe hands! We’ve put together a list of handy travel tips of everything you’ll need to know so that you can be fully prepared for all your future journeys.
- Foot passengers are exclusively allowed to take their pets on our North Sea vessels.
- Passengers with pets need to check-in at least 90 minutes before departure. You will be asked to fill in a pet manifest.
- All cats and dogs must be put into our onboard kennels. Our staff regularly check pets in their kennels during the crossing.
- People travelling with a coach cannot take their pets with the exception of registered Guide and Hearing Dogs.
- Passengers with pets cannot be given Priority Boarding as your car will be parked near the kennels.
|KENNEL DIMENSIONS||SHIP NAME|
|SMALL KENNELS*||50 cm x 80 cm x 90 cm||Pride of York|
|86.6 cm x 80 cm x 70 cm||Pride of Bruges / Pride of Hull / Pride of Rotterdam|
|65 cm x 80 cm x 70 cm||Pride of Bruges|
|LARGE KENNELS**||110 cm x 80 cm x 86 cm||Pride of York|
|130 cm x 80 cm x 70 cm||Pride of Bruges / Pride of Hull / Pride of Rotterdam|
|EXTRA LARGE KENNELS***||151 cm x 137 cm x 91.5 cm||Pride of Bruges / Pride of Hull / Pride of Rotterdam|
*Small kennels are for small pets that fit in kennels with the above mentioned dimensions and have got a maximum weight of under 20kg.
**Large kennels are for medium sized pets that fit in kennels with the above mentioned dimensions and have got a maximum weight of up to 35kg.
***Extra Large kennels are for large pets that fit in kennels with the above mentioned dimensions and have got a maximum weight of up to 45kg.
Make sure your pet has been microchipped and vaccinated against rabies 21 days before you travel. Some countries also need your dog to have had tapeworm treatment, which is recorded in their pet passport. Check www.gov.uk
All dogs, cats and ferrets must have a pet passport (or third country official veterinary certificate) to enter or re-enter the UK. Your vet can give you a pet passport.
FEED AND WATER
Feed your pet at least a few hours before boarding ̶ do it later and they may get travel sick. You can place food and water in the onboard kennels to cover the crossing. Always allow time for your pet to go to the toilet before boarding.
EXERCISE AND PLAY
Give your pet plenty of exercise before they travel - they’re likely to be less restless before they come on board. It’s also a good idea to leave them some toys to amuse them during the voyage.
COOL AND CALM
Our onboard kennels are air-conditioned so your pet won’t get too hot. As they’re more likely to sleep if they have familiar bedding, consider leaving some in their kennel with them.
If your pet isn't used to long car journeys, take them in the car a few times before the crossing, so they get used to it. You could consider a night crossing, when they’re more used to sleeping.
NEED A VET?
If your pet is poorly on the way to the ferry, you’ll find the nearest vets to Hull and Rotterdam below.
As your pet stays in our onboard kennels during the voyage, it’s important to make sure they’re fully fit and well before you board.
Clinic & Veterinary Hospital, 1-2 Park Street Anlaby Road, Hull, HU3 2JF1
Monday to Friday: 9am - 11am and 2pm - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 12noon
Tel: 01482 223688