Carnival Cruise Line has announced that they will serve as the ‘Official Seagoing Headquarters’ for The Cat in the Hat’s Presidential Campaign that will coincide with the release of the new Dr. Seuss book, One Vote, Two Votes, You Vote.
The Cat in the Hat will be joined by his running mates who will be decked out in special presidential attire, Thing 1 and Thing 2. They will be on each Carnival ship passing out stickers, shaking hands, leading parades, and smiling for photo opportunities. The whole party will be campaigning in the name of fun, imagination, and democracy.
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 by none other than The Cat in the Hat himself.
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.
Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line, gave the following statement:
“Carnival is the number one cruise line for families and we’re delighted to team up with our partner Dr. Seuss Enterprises to celebrate the release of this fantastic new book and the launch of The Cat in the Hat’s presidential campaign to help kids understand the importance of voting in a fun yet educational way.”
Carnival’s Seuss at Sea program features exciting programs for families that includes dining and entertainment experiences that are inspired by the world and words of Dr. Seuss. The program includes such popular 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 popular movies. Dr. Seuss Bookville, a colorful family reading venue, is featured aboard Carnival Freedom and the new Carnival Vista which debuted earlier this year.
Visit Carnival.com for more information about The Cat in the Hat for president.