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Came across this story which is along similar lines as this topic.

 

https://nz.news.yahoo.com/top-stories/a/33634736/woman-attempting-to-smuggle-cat-in-handbag-into-nz-sent-home/#page1

 

A Canadian woman tried to bring a cat into NZ in her handbag. She was picked up when she did not want the bag X-Rayed. Both her and the cat were denied entry and put on the next plane back home.

 

What did the cat do wrong???

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Does anyone happen to know of a cruise of some sort (I really don't care what kind of boat it is as long as it's not a yacht) that would allow me to take my pet dog with me? It would be a 1-way trip from USA to NZ, which means the dog will be going through all the import rigamarole (so maybe that makes a difference in the answer?). I did email the NZ animal import office and they say they can't give me any such information. Maris has a route that would be perfect - their FAQs state pets are not allowed, but I sent a message via their contact webpage to ask anyway....so far it has been well over a week and I haven't heard back (guess the next step will be to call). Figured I'd also try asking here if anyone can at least point me in the right direction!

 

I realize this discussion took place two years ago, but I am wondering if you had any luck finding a cruise that allowed you to take your dog to NZ. I am in a similar situation. I need to travel to NZ with two cats (one-way trip). Thanks!

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I realize this discussion took place two years ago, but I am wondering if you had any luck finding a cruise that allowed you to take your dog to NZ. I am in a similar situation. I need to travel to NZ with two cats (one-way trip). Thanks!

Welcome to Cruise critic. I would suggest contacting NZ government first before approaching cruise ships. Is there a specific reason why they need to cruise there?

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Welcome to Cruise critic. I would suggest contacting NZ government first before approaching cruise ships. Is there a specific reason why they need to cruise there?

My assumption was, as they ask about one way, that they are moving to NZ.

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I realize this discussion took place two years ago, but I am wondering if you had any luck finding a cruise that allowed you to take your dog to NZ. I am in a similar situation. I need to travel to NZ with two cats (one-way trip). Thanks!

 

Welcome to Cruise Critic ShallaBal

 

 

Before you even start think about how you get to New Zealand, you will need to contact MPI:

 

 

Have a look at this website: https://www.mpi.govt.nz/importing/live-animals/pets/steps-to-importing-cats-and-dogs/

 

Good luck and hope you make it to NZ! :)

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My assumption was, as they ask about one way, that they are moving to NZ.

People who move can still use a plane, I don't see how a cruise helps, apart from having a cruise.

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People who move can still use a plane, I don't see how a cruise helps, apart from having a cruise.

 

Removal companies who specialise in world wide movements are shipping animals every day .They would know everything that was required.

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Removal companies who specialise in world wide movements are shipping animals every day .They would know everything that was required.

But would they know about cruising with cats.;)

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People who move can still use a plane, I don't see how a cruise helps, apart from having a cruise.

 

It's an easier way to go, and bulk luggage is less costly (which is a factor when making a move.) Plus some people don't like to fly.

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It's an easier way to go, and bulk luggage is less costly (which is a factor when making a move.) Plus some people don't like to fly.

I am sure it would really depend on how much stuff they are moving and if they are actually leaving all their furniture and household goods behind.

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I am sure it would really depend on how much stuff they are moving and if they are actually leaving all their furniture and household goods behind.

 

Of course individual situations cause different preferences and needs, but it doesn't negate the benefits of the cruise option.

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Of course individual situations cause different preferences and needs, but it doesn't negate the benefits of the cruise option.

Exactly, my point was about how cruising would be better than flying with the cats, flying would include a much shorter confinement before going into some sort of quarantine area on arrival.

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Exactly, my point was about how cruising would be better than flying with the cats

 

Odd, as your statement was "I don't see how a cruise helps, apart from having a cruise. " which certainly didn't come across as saying it was better.

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I realize this discussion took place two years ago, but I am wondering if you had any luck finding a cruise that allowed you to take your dog to NZ. I am in a similar situation. I need to travel to NZ with two cats (one-way trip). Thanks!

 

How about they apply for the position of ship's cat, unless the job has been automated?

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Odd, as your statement was "I don't see how a cruise helps, apart from having a cruise. " which certainly didn't come across as saying it was better.

How does a cruise help with taking cats into NZ?

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How about they apply for the position of ship's cat, unless the job has been automated?

They need one, I have seen a mouse on every cruise I have been on.

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How does a cruise help with taking cats into NZ?

 

What does that have to do with you last saying it was better to take them by cruise?

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How does a cruise help with taking cats into NZ?
What does that have to do with you last saying it was better to take them by cruise?

 

Now Now - we're not on Carnival Legend here folks! No need to get catty.

 

For the record, the only good thing about a kat is it's easy to spell..... M O Q! : p

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What does that have to do with you last saying it was better to take them by cruise?

I didn't say it was better, I was asking how it was better. Which hasn't been addressed.

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I didn't say it was better, I was asking how it was better. Which hasn't been addressed.

 

Actually, it was addressed: "It's an easier way to go, and bulk luggage is less costly (which is a factor when making a move.) Plus some people don't like to fly. "

 

 

 

The cats are just an addition to that, not the factor deciding that.

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Actually, it was addressed: "It's an easier way to go, and bulk luggage is less costly (which is a factor when making a move.) Plus some people don't like to fly. "

 

 

 

The cats are just an addition to that, not the factor deciding that.

Although, I doubt it is easier to get a cat onto a cruise than a plane, let alone into a different country. I also think it would be a much longer confinement for the cat due to the length of the trip.

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Perhaps you should contact Johnny Depp for advice on this matter.

 

After all he has some form in bringing a dog to Australia by plane.

 

As a fellow American, Johnny can probably provide some insight to the can do's and cannot do's in relation to this part of the world.

 

Why he may even provide some financial assistance to you in this matter.

 

 

Great Idea. I think Mr Joyce has his thoughts going in another direction... something to do with proving paternity or some such thing... not with dogs of course

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Although, I doubt it is easier to get a cat onto a cruise than a plane, let alone into a different country. I also think it would be a much longer confinement for the cat due to the length of the trip.

 

I think that's what the poster was trying to find out. :-)

 

As for time, it's only about 3-4 days Sydney-Auckland usually. Cats/dogs often go into boarding for much longer that, and international flights may also take similar time, with connections, plus allowing for earlier checkins for preparation. And then you have extended quarantine. So that period of time is not so much an issue, compared to all the rest that goes into it.

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I am not sure that ShallaBal is coming from Sydney, it seems that are from the US as they said ''I am in a similar situation'' to KarelianMom who said " It would be a 1-way trip from USA to NZ". Might well be from Seattle or Hawaii.???

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True. They also spelt realise with a 'z' so likely do come from the US somewhere.

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Great, now shake hands and go off and play![emoji14]

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Cruise ships do not allow pets at all. Only service animals. (Apart from the Queen Mary transatlantic.) There probably aren't any customs and reception facilities for pets in NZ ports either.

 

Putting cats in a pet box on a freighter across the Pacific doesn't seem a good idea. Stick to the tried and true, relatively quick aeroplane cargo method.

 

What a pity the original 2016 poster didn't let us know their outcome.

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