Canine cruise on cards for Robbie's dogs

Monday, 5th November 2012

Pop star Robbie Williams has disclosed he is splashing out thousands of pounds on transporting his eight pet dogs back to the UK – via a luxury cruise.

Proving once and for all that celebs really do live on another cloud to the rest of us, Williams told chat show host Graham Norton he was shelling out £3,500 to ship his dogs back to the UK from LA in style aboard the Queen Mary 2.

"All eight are coming over on the Queen Mary because I am scared they will freeze in the hold of a plane," the Take That man said.

Robbie Williams has often professed his love of dogs, which include a Jack Russell and a German Shepherd.

With the popularity of cruising having defied the recession, many more operators are offering passengers the chance to bring well-behaved pets with them on an ocean journey.