Bringing Dog from USA to NZ

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#41
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Originally posted by Kiwi Kruzer
Came across this story which is along similar lines as this topic.

https://nz.news.yahoo.com/top-storie...nt-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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#42
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Originally posted by KarelianMom
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!
#43
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Originally posted by ShallaBal
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?
#44
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Originally posted by MicCanberra
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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#45
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Originally posted by ShallaBal
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/li...cats-and-dogs/

Good luck and hope you make it to NZ!
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#46
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Originally posted by GUT2407
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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Originally posted by MicCanberra
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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#49
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Originally posted by Kiwi Kruzer
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.
#50
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Originally posted by MicCanberra
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.
#51
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Originally posted by The_Big_M
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.
#52
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Originally posted by MicCanberra
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.
#53
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Originally posted by The_Big_M
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.
#54
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Originally posted by MicCanberra
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.
#55
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Originally posted by ShallaBal
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?
#56
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Originally posted by The_Big_M
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?
#57
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Originally posted by SinbadThePorter
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.
#58
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Originally posted by MicCanberra
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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Originally posted by MicCanberra
How does a cruise help with taking cats into NZ?
Originally posted by The_Big_M
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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#60
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Originally posted by The_Big_M
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.