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Travelling with pets and animals

Live animals can only be taken with special agreement. The transportation of cats and dogs is on sole responsibility and costs € 12,- (single) in the private car and € 18,- (single) in the cage on the car deck.

Animals on board of Color Line

The pet must stay in the car or in the cage on the car deck for the duration of the crossing. As the owner you are responsible for supervision of the pet. It is not allowed to bring the pet into public areas or cabins.

It is not possible to bring pets on a 2 day Cruise Kiel-Oslo.

We recommend that you consult a veterinary in good time before departure to ensure that the requirements for non-commercial movement of pets are met. Please check with the Royal Norwegian Embassy for the exact entry requirements for dogs and other pets.

Dogs must be kept on a leash in Norway.

Travelling with guide and/or service assistance dogs

Visually impaired or blind passengers may travel without a companion and are allowed to bring guide and/or service assistance dogs to selected types of cabins. These dogs are allowed in most public areas on board. The number of dogs allowed per sailing is limited

If you  need information about security measures or the ship in general, please contact the reception on board. For information about appropriate routes for walking a guide dog please contact the reception on board.
We ask passengers travelling with guide and/or service assistance dogs show consideration to persons with allergies. It is free of charge to bring a guide and/or service assistance dog. For booking, please contact our Customer center via telephone: +49 40 381096 9113.

Restrictions on imports:

The import of dogs, cats and ferrets is subject to main proposals and community acts (2003/998/EG) of Norway and the EC countries. There is a general import ban of the following dog breeds (and crossings of those): Pit Bull Terrier, Fila Brasileiro, Tosa Inu, American Staffordshire-Terrier and Dogo Argentino. Additionally, crossings between dog and wolf are perceived as dangerous, no matter the wolf’s proportion. The following table gives you an overview on where your dog will be placed on board.

Kiel - Oslo: M/S Color Fantasy and M/S Color Magic

Duration of crossing:
20 hours
No. of cages on board:
10
Max. no. of dogs on board:
10
Size of kennels:

Color Fantasy:
8 kennels: 100x150x100 cm,
2 kennels: 140x100x80 cm
Color Magic:
5 kennels: 100x90x70 cm,
3 kennels: 90x70x60 cm

Dog is allowed to stay in the car:
Yes (however we recommend not to do so in summer due to the heat).
Dog is allowed to leave the box / car during the crossing:
No
Where can they relieve themselves:
On the car deck. The owner must clean up after the pet.
Visiting times:

5 pm; 8.30 pm; 7.15 am / Only 1 visitor per dog / It is not allowed to use visiting time to bring luggage or other goods to the car deck.

Contact person on board:
Reception
Cats and other pets:
As dogs
Boarding of dogs:
Over car deck

Sweden - Norway: M/S Bohus and M/S Color Viking

Duration of crossing:
2.5 hours
No. of cages on board:
4
Max. no. of dogs on board:
Unlimited
Size of cages:
Color Viking:
75x87x122 cm,
Bohus:
4 cages: 70x90x50 cm,
1 cage: 70x120x80 cm
Dog is allowed to stay in the car:
Yes (however we recommend not to do so in summer due to the heat).
Dog is allowed to go on deck during the crossing:
Yes
Where can they relieve themselves:
Nowhere
Contact person on board:
Reception
Cats and other pets:
As dogs
Boarding of dogs:
Landway or over car deck

Denmark - Norway: SuperSpeed 1 and 2

Duration of crossing:
3.15 or 3.45 hours
No. of cages on board:
4 and 8
Max. no. of dogs on board:
Unlimited
Size of cages:
SuperSpeed 1:
5 cages: 100x90x70 cm,
3 cages:90x70x60 cm
SuperSpeed 2:
4 cages: 70x90x90 cm,
1 cage: 70x120x80 cm
Dog is allowed to stay in the car:
Yes (however we recommend not to do so in summer due to the heat).
Dog is allowed to leave the box / car during the crossing:
No
Where can they relieve themselves:
In the cage. The owner must clean up after the pet.
Visiting times:

Can be agreed with our reception on board.

Contact person on board:
Reception
Cats and other pets:
As dogs
Boarding of dogs:
Landway or over car deck

Other animals:

  • Larger animals must be transported in a suitable carriage/ trailer.
  • The owner or the person responsible for the animal(s) must accompany the animal(s) during the entire cruise.
  • All necessary veterinary papers must be present.
  • Minimum one animal caretaker per 2 animals.
  • Please arrange a time for inspection of the animals before boarding the vessel.
  • In special weather conditions, the captain will decide whether it is safe to transport live animals.

Persons driving a standard vehicle with a horse trailer can book their crossing via our customer service center.

For prices and booking of animal transport vehicles and trailers containing live animals, please contact our cargo department in the port of departure.

To declare the necessary documents, all passengers travelling with large animals must stop at customs and our cargo department.