Queen Mary 2 Kennels
I recently got back from a cruise on the newly refurbished Queen Mary 2. It was such an interesting ship, with so much to discover and so much history still present on the ship. I could have wandered around for days just finding new things.
I wanted to write a post about something that I thought was just wonderful on the Queen Mary 2 and quite unique. Following on from the History of the first Queen Mary this one is too fitted out with Kennels for dogs and cats on transatlantic crossings.
The original Queen Mary used to sail to and from New York by a host of famous people on board. It was when the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were travelling on board with their dogs the at the Duchess commented that she thought it would be nice if there was a lamppost in the exercise area, to make the dogs feel more at home. Cunard obliged and a lamppost was duly installed next to the kennels.
So when the Queen Mary 2 was remastered Cunard wanted to continue with this tradition. They were donated a lamppost by the City of Liverpool for the British dogs and for the US dogs a fire hydrant from the City of New York, so all the dogs felt at home when they were staying on board.
You can wander up to deck 12 and find the Kennels and the exercise area although you can’t actually go in unless you have a pet staying there.
I just loved all the attention to detail and the way they have honoured the history of the original Queens Mary, it really is such a wonderful ship to travel on.
You can read more about the Kennels on the Cunard website.
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Read more about my other cruise with Cunard on The Queen Victoria.
Have you cruised on the Queen Mary 2? Where is your favourite place on the ship? Let me know in the comments below.