Where do dogs stay?

Dover - Calais | Cairnryan - Larne:

If you are travelling on our Dover to Calais route, you can upgrade to our Pet Lounge, where you and your dog can travel together with comfortable seating, an outdoor area, and snacks and drinks.. We do not have kennels on our Short Sea or Irish Sea ships, so your pet/s will need to stay in the vehicle during the 90min crossing. You can request to see your pet during the crossing by speaking to a staff member. 

Foot passenger? Unfortunately, we can’t accommodate our furry little friends on the passenger decks so foot passengers aren’t able to travel with their pets unless they’re assistance pets.

Liverpool - Dublin

Unfortunately pets (aside from guide dogs) cannot travel on this route due to new Fleet regulations in accordance with DEFRA. Pets can travel on our Cairnryan - Larne route as an alternative.

Hull - Rotterdam:

Foot Passenger? Foot passengers are able to travel with dogs or cats (no small animals) but the animals must stay in our kennels (excluding assistance dogs). Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate smaller animals. 

Travelling by car? Not a problem, your pets can sail with us too! On the North Sea we have kennels to accommodate your pet, simply select that you are travelling with them on the fare finder when booking.

We have recently launched Dog Friendly cabins on our Hull to Rotterdam route. For the latest information on our Dog Friendly cabins and their availability please visit our webpage.

Assistance pets travel for FREE so please give us a call and we’ll book your crossing for you.

Get in touch

We kindly ask that in order to gain answers to your travel queries quicker, please first consider using our Help Centre above or to find the latest sailing updates please visit our Twitter account @POferriesupdate.

If you wish to speak to an advisor regarding your booking, any amendments or cancellations you can contact us via the methods below. We thank you for your co-operation and patience at this busy time.


If you do prefer to contact us in writing, our postal adress is:

P&O Ferries
Channel House
Channel View Road
CT17 9TJ


Please send any questions or comments to: or submit an enquiry.


Contact our call centre on: 01304 44 88 88.

Opening times:

Monday - Friday - 08:00 - 18:00

Saturday - Sunday - 09:00 - 17:00.