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Famous pooches help launch new kennels on the Queen Mary 2

If you’re the owner of a particularly spoilt pooch that loves to travel in style, you’ll be pleased to know that there are now 24 new kennels aboard the Queen Mary 2 – and if you don’t have a dog at all, you’re still going to enjoy these incredibly cute pictures.

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Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Cunard

This week, famous furry friends Chloe the Mini Frenchie, Wally the Welsh Corgi and Ella Bean showed up in Brooklyn to highlight the service before the Cunard ship set sail for England. It’s the only passenger liner that carries pets (dogs and cats only, no birds allowed), and a very glam experience for creatures great and small.” When on board, canines and felines are taken care of by a full-time Kennel Master that will walk, feed and hug your pet. There’s an outdoor area where they can pee on lamp posts and hydrants, and they get baked doggie treats at bed time.

Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Cunard
Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Cunard

The company has been sailing pets for 175 years, and has even hosted Elizabeth Taylor’s dogs on the original Queen Mary. This dog-friendly revamp is part of a $132 million revamp of the ship that renovated its staterooms, restaurants and public area.

Richard Meadows, center left, President, Cunard, North America, Captain Christopher Wells, center, and David Noyes, center right, CEO, Cunard, joined by Cunard Kennel Masters, cut a ribbon to unveil the remastered kennels on the Queen Mary 2 (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Cunard
Richard Meadows, center left, President, Cunard, North America, Captain Christopher Wells, center, and David Noyes, centre right, CEO, Cunard, joined by Cunard Kennel Masters, cut a ribbon to unveil the remastered kennels on the Queen Mary 2 (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Cunard