FRS allows pets to be transported on board its ships. If you are travelling with pets on one of our FRS ferries, there is very important information you should keep in mind. Of course, pets are allowed, but some measures must be taken.
General conditions for travelling with your pet
Below we explain the general conditions that must be met on board all our vessels when travelling with your pet.
Any pet species are accepted onboard (dogs, cats, ferrets, invertebrates, ornamental aquatic animals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, rodents and rabbits).
The maximum number of pets permitted is five unless proof of participation in a competition or exhibition is provided.
These rules apply to all our routes.
Guide dogs can freely access passenger facilities at no additional cost. They shall remain next to their owner and must be fitted with a muzzle and leash.
There are no weight or size restrictions for guide dogs, who are also permitted free access to cabins.
You will need to indicate that you will be travelling with a guide dog at the time of your booking.
Pet - Carrier
You may transport pets in an animal carrier that can be securely closed, is solidly constructed, and can be secured on the vessel.
If you are travelling with your dog, both when boarding and disembarking and during the crossing, you must always carry it properly restrained with a muzzle and leash. If it is another animal, it must be carried in its carrier or cage.
Pets that weigh less than 6kg can travel in the passenger areas, inside a carrier that must be carried by the pet’s owner. In the event of not having a carrier, the pet will have to travel in the liner’s cages, with advance booking.
Pets that weigh more than 6kg and who travel in their corresponding carrier, can travel in the authorised luggage area (garage) and/or on the terrace. In the event of not having a carrier, they will have to travel in the liner’s cages, always with advance booking. You can make your reservation on our website in step two, by clicking on ‘Extras’. You can also book by contacting our Call Center.
Pet owners are responsible for their pet’s food/ water, as well as its general well-being.
The following documentation may be requested at the time of boarding: vaccination card, official animal ID document, certificate of good health and boarding card.
You must have documentation that authorises their ownership if travelling with exotic animals.
For more information about the relevant legal requirements, click here.
Dogs must be kept on a leash with a muzzle when walking in the area.
Pets are not allowed to access dining areas, except for guide dogs.
Animals can travel inside the vehicle provided that the owner signs a document taking full responsibility for any harm the animal may suffer during the journey and exempting the shipping line from all liability.
If the above is not complied with, this will lead to the company refusing to carry the pet in question on board. FRS may take legal action if the owner does not comply with this procedure during the trip.