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The Only Cruise Ship That Welcomes Dogs and Cats

Reflecting the growing trend of traveling with pets, there are tons of dog- and cat-friendly hotels and vacation rentals to choose from. But when it comes to taking your fur ball on a cruise, you have exactly one option: Cunard's freshly renovated Queen Mary 2, the only passenger vessel at sea that allows dogs and cats (other than service animals, of course).

Even then, they're only allowed on Deck 12, which has a newly expanded kennel area, thanks to the ship's recent multimillion-dollar overhaul; up to 24 animals can be accommodated. The space features indoor and outdoor areas for play and exercise, and the decor includes a fire hydrant and original, pet-themed artwork.

Each pooch and kitty gets freshly baked treats as well as a fleece coat emblazoned with the Queen Mary 2 logo. 

A full-time kennel master is on board to take care of feeding and walking and such, but you can hang out with your pet as much as you want during the day.

Prices range from $800-$1,000 per sailing.