2022 Cruise: Mexico & Belize

the organizers

Allie Rich is a professional service dog trainer as well as a handler.

Hayley Cook is an experienced service dog handler and advocate, as well as a maker of service dog gear.  


Marion Koleski is a Michigan based travel agent and event developer.  She has been a service dog handler since 2017. 

the cruise

You must book through Marion K. Travels.

Your service dog must be fully trained at the time of sailing.  Service Dogs in Training are not eligible for this trip.

Your dog must meet the ADA standards, including and especially not being dog-reactive.  As our dogs have had less exposure to other teams during the pandemic, please take extra steps to work out any kinks in your team.  

You must prepare the following, details for which are  laid out in the master document, accessible in the Facebook group for approved participants.  This is not a comprehensive list - check the Facebook group.  Any errors or omissions may result in you not being able to sail. 

  • CDC import permit

  • special vaccinations

  • APHIS form completed by USDA vet

  • Certificate of Good Health

  • speak with Carnival's Special Services department to clear your dog

  • purchase travel insurance (I can provide you with a quote)


We're on Carnival, departing Port Canaveral on Jan 3, 2022.

Our ports include Cozumel and Costa Maya in Mexico, and Belize City, Belize.

Discounted group lodging and parking is being arranged for the night prior to sailing.  You are encouraged to plan your arrival on Jan 2, to avoid any issues with delayed flights impacting your sailing departure.