With Election Day just three months away, Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans to serve as the “official seagoing headquarters” for the Cat in the Hat’s presidential campaign, which coincides with the release of the new Dr. Seuss book, “One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote.”
Joined by his running mates, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and decked out in his special presidential attire, The Cat in the Hat will be hitting the campaign trail each Carnival ship starting this week, shaking hands, passing out stickers, leading parades and smiling for photo opportunities, all part of his platform of “it’s fun to have fun but you have to know how.”
In keeping with the presidential theme, Carnival will also offer a variety of fun, educational #CatinHat4Prez-inspired activities designed to teach kids about the importance of voting and the election process. Part of the line’s exclusive Seuss at Sea program, the activities include patriotic face painting and arts and crafts sessions where kids can create colorful posters that will be used in a Seuss-a-palooza Presidential Parade led The Cat in the Hat.
Ballot boxes will be also positioned in Camp Ocean/Camp Carnival on each ship, allowing kids’ voices to be heard as they vote on their favorite Dr. Seuss book and receive a custom-made certificate for voting. Kids are also invited to star in The Cat in the Hat’s official campaign commercial, which will be shown on the in-cabin TV channels on each ship.
Seuss at Sea is a fleetwide program operated in conjunction with Dr. Seuss Enterprises that offers youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences inspired by the world and words of Dr. Seuss. The program includes such activities as the Seuss-a-palooza Parade and Story Time and The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends, as well as character interactions, Dr. Seuss toys and games and movies. Dr. Seuss Bookville, a family reading venue, is featured aboard Carnival Freedom and the new Carnival Vista, which debuted earlier this year.