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Assistance Animals

Assistance animals are welcome

At Sea World Cruises, we recognise the vital role assistance animals play in the lives of many individuals with disabilities and are proud to accommodate your service, guide or hearing animal aboard our vessels and at our venues.

Policy

Assistance Animals are permitted to accompany their owner in all public areas, including dining venues. Kindly note, we do not accept pets or emotional support animals.

While in public areas, Assistance Animals must be on a leash, harness or another restraining device. Please have your animal wear its jacket with branding from the organisation that qualified it or have documentation showing that the Assistance Animal is qualified, accredited, and serving the person they are with.

Care and supervision of the Assistance Animal is the sole responsibility of the owner.

Sea sickness

Like humans, animals can experience sea sickness (also known as motion sickness).

Excessive salivation and vomiting are common side effects. Affected animals may also yawn, whine, or show signs of uneasiness and apprehension; severely affected animals may also develop diarrhea. The effects of motion sickness are more pronounced in offshore environments such as those encountered during our whale watching experiences.

The following tips may make your animal’s travel more enjoyable and reduce motion sickness:

Withhold food 12 hours before travel
An empty stomach will help reduce nausea and the need for frequent potty breaks that are often unwelcome, especially during long sea travel.

Anti-nausea medications
Anxiolytic and antinausea drugs available in tablet and injectable forms can be used with good results. Speak to a veterinarian to discuss if these medications are appropriate for your animal and to obtain the correct dosages and frequency of administration.

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