Vacation on a Dog-Friendly Cruise This Summer

In Shall We Dance, the 1937 musical comedy film featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, partially set on an ocean liner, numerous dogs promenade the decks like they’re competing in a dog show.

“Ocean liner” is the operative phrase when it comes to taking pets on a cruise, said Allan Jordan, a maritime historian, author and lecturer. “It’s a ship that goes from one place to another. A cruise ship goes from place to place, often returning to its original port.” Because an …

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