Carnival Horizon to Sail With Dr. Seuss WaterWorks Water Park

Photo by Susan J. Young

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon, will be the first in the fleet to have Dr. Seuss WaterWorks, a water park inspired by the world of Dr. Seuss. The 3,934-passenger vessel is set to debut in Europe April 2, 2018.

The announcement was made by Carnival President Christine Duffy and Dr. Seuss Enterprises President Susan Brandt at Cruise360 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dr. Seuss WaterWorks builds upon the line’s fleetwide Seuss at Sea program, an exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises that hosts onboard Dr. Seuss-themed youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences.

Located on Deck 12, Carnival Horizon’s Dr. Seuss WaterWorks will offer two different slides. The Cat in the Hat slide will be an enclosed raft slide offering more than 450 feet of twists and turns. The entrance resembles The Cat’s famous red and white hat with the distinctive color pattern carried throughout the slide in alternating translucent and opaque sections. The Fun Things slide will be an enclosed body slide with whimsical polka dots and special lighting effects, named after the mischievous duo Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Dr. Seuss WaterWorks will also include a 150-gallon tipping bucket patterned after The Cat’s hat, along with a kiddie splash zone with dozens of water spray toys.

Larger-than-life images of famous Dr. Seuss characters – including The Cat in the Hat holding an inner tube, The Grinch sporting a surf board tucked under his arm, and Thing 1 and Thing 2 frolicking atop their namesake slide – will greet visitors as they enter the park, with memorable Dr. Seuss phrases displayed on clear partitions that surround the facility.

Dr. Seuss WaterWorks is one of several family-friendly features on Carnival Horizon, which will also sail with the bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre and the SportSquare outdoor recreation area with a suspended ropes course. A wide range of accommodations will also be offered, including larger staterooms in Family Harbor, which will include a Family Lounge area with large screen TVs, board games and complimentary breakfast, cookies and other snacks. 

Carnival Horizon will also have the Dr. Seuss Bookville family reading and play venue and popular Seuss at Sea activities like The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends and the Seuss-a-palooza Parade and Story Time.

Carnival Horizon is scheduled to make its debut voyage April 2, 2018, with a 13-day Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona – the first of four round-trip departures from this port. Carnival Horizon will reposition to the U.S. with a 14-day transatlantic crossing from Barcelona to New York May 9-23, 2018.  

Following a summer schedule of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean departures from the Big Apple, Carnival Horizon will shift to Miami and kick off a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning September 22, 2018. Carnival Horizon will also offer a special two-day cruise to Nassau from Miami September 20-22, 2018.

To get a sneak peak at Carnival Horizon take a 360 degrees-tour at www.carnivalhorizon360.com.