Pets on board

Pets on board
We consider pets all those animals legally registered according to the laws of their owner's Country.

Onboard all the ships there are cabins (internal / external) where access to pets is allowed. All the pets cannot travel  in seats room and common areas; however, they can be on the external decks of the vessel, where they can walk with their owners, putting leash and muzzle on them. Other pets (as hamsters, rabbits and birds) must travel in their own carriers.

During the booking you will need to select: "Pet up to 6kg" for pets up to 6kg  traveling in their own cages and dnot requiring accommodation in kennels; "Pet over 6 kg"  for all pets exceeding 6 kg who do not travel in the cage and need accommodation in the kennel.

Accompanying animals will be nourished by their owners. Except for water, the personnel on board is in no way obliged to provide for food. Accompanying animals will be maintained by their owners who are also obliged to remove their excrements or any other stuff produced by the same. The passenger is liable for the accompanying animal. Any damage to the ship or things and any injury to persons caused by the same shall be indemnified on the spot. The passenger is also responsible for animal vaccinations and other measures required for animal travelling and debarking in the port of destination.

Accommodation of Pets has to be booked. Branch offices with direct access to the Computerized Reservation System shall check in advance dog house availability. The transport of the accompanying animal is included in the ticket.

When transporting pets (dogs, cats, and ferrets), it is mandatory that you have the following on hand:
  • for transportation between Schengen Area Countries or Schengen Countries to an Extra Schengen Country: European Passport (PET), leash and muzzle to be put on to access the common areas;
  • for national routes: registration with the canine registrar (registered microchip), a health certificate issued by a veterinarian, leash and muzzle to be put on to access the common areas.
Dogs, cats, and ferrets that are brought into the EU from Tunisia and Morocco must be identified by a clearly legible microchip or tattoo if it is affixed before 03/07/2011. The following documents must be presented upon boarding:
  • Health certificate according to Annex IV to Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 577/2013;
  • Copy of the certificate of the electronic identification data of the animal;
  • Copy of the certificate of the data of the vaccination against rabies. In addition to the rabies vaccination, these animals must be subjected to the so-called "antibody titration" (a special examination to be carried out at least one month after the rabies vaccination in a laboratory approved by the EU, to ensure the presence of a minimum protective level (greater than 0.5 Ul/ml)). The test result must be attached to the documents to be presented upon boarding, and the minimum protective level resulting from the tests must be stated on the animal health certificate or passport.
In any case, please note that animals transported must comply with all health documents required at the time of the trip.
For updated information on the transport of pets, please always consult the Italian Ministry of Health website and the European Union website before booking and starting your trip.

If a passenger checks-in with an accompanying animal not scheduled in the ticket, the port agent shall proceed as follows:
  • He will check whether the dog house on board is available.
  • He will cash the relative amount and will issue the relative ticket.
The Captain supervises the observance of provisions concerning the transport of animals. By underwriting the relative statement the Client accepts these conditions. Animals are not allowed to voyage inside the passenger vehicles.

Visually impaired passengers may travel with their guide dog, in accordance with the national (Law No. 376 of 25 August 1988), international and EU regulations (Article 11.5 of Regulation (EU) No. 1177/2010), at no extra cost.
The guide dog can travel in the cabin togheter with the passenger. The presence of the guide dog must be reported at the time of embarkation.
Where a disabled person or person with reduced mobility is accompanied by recognised assistance dog, that dog shall be accomodated togheter with that person, provided that the carrier, travel agent or tour operator is notified in accordance with applicable national rules on the carriage of recognised assistance dogs on board passenger ship, where such rules exist.

The transport of pets is restricted for the sake of all passengers’ comfort.