Carnival Cruise Lines unveiled an exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to bring the children’s brand and characters to the line’s fleet of 24 “Fun Ships.” The Carnival Seuss at Sea program will offer a variety of onboard youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences in the world and words of Dr. Seuss.
Carnival is offering The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with the Cat in the Hat and Friends in the morning. While Carnival’s wait staff set the tone with Dr. Seuss-inspired uniforms, popular Dr. Seuss characters such as the Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two and Sam will be joining guests at their tables for fun interactions and one-of-a-kind photo opportunities. Hosted on the first sea day of each cruise, this breakfast will be available for $5 per guest.
Every ship in the Carnival fleet will have a selection of Dr. Seuss books, toys and themed activities for children. Special showings of movies such as “The Cat in the Hat” and Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” will be shown outdoors on the giant screen of the Seaside Theater on Lido Deck as part of the cruise line’s Dive-In Movies programming. On Carnival Freedom, which is undergoing a major refurbishment in May, and Carnival Vista, which debuts in early 2016, there will be a Dr. Seuss Bookville facility -- a dedicated Seuss-themed play space with iconic décor, colors, shapes and furniture.
At other times during the voyage, children and families will have the chance to meet and interact with Dr. Seuss characters and participate in special photo opportunities featuring colorful and zany Dr. Seuss-inspired artwork, as well as through events and activities such as the Seuss-a-palooza Character Parade where guests can join Dr. Seuss characters in a swirly conga line along the Promenade. A variety of Dr. Seuss-themed retail items will be available, as well.
Roll-out of the Seuss at Sea program will begin aboard Carnival Splendor in February 2014 with implementation across the full fleet by 2015, as well as Carnival Vista when that ship enters service in early 2016.
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