Carnival Cruise Line has announced an exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises that will bring the world of Dr. Seuss to their cruise ships. This partnership will offer activities for the youth and family in dining and entertainment.
In addition to a selection of Dr. Seuss books that will be on each Fun Ship, children and families will have the opportunity to meet and interact with their favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including getting their picture taken with them.
The fun will begin in the dining rooms with, you guess it, green eggs and ham for breakfast. In addition to green eggs and ham, they will also serve moose and goose juice, colorful fruit and pancakes/french toast, along with traditional breakfast favorites. The waitstaff will dress up with Dr. Seuss inspired costumes from Thing One and Thing Two, Cat in the Hat, and Sam. This special breakfast will be available for $5 per passenger.
On each ship’s seaside theater on the Lido Deck, Dr. Seuss’s most popular movies (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Cat in the Hat) will be shown on select nights on each voyage.
Carnival also announced a Dr. Seuss Bookville center will be created on the Carnival Freedom and the Carnival Vista. This will be added to the Freedom when the ship undergoes a major refurbishment while in drydock in May, 2014. The Vista, which will be the next cruise ship built by Carnival, will have this center built with the ship. The Bookville will be a unique Seuss themed play center that will have funky furniture, bright colors, and other things that you would expect in the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss.
Carnival will also be adding a special “Story Time at Sea” for children that will bring the world of Dr. Seuss to life. This interactive storytime reading will take place on sea days and feature the most popular characters of Dr. Seuss.
On the Promenade, the Seuss-a-palooza will be an activity where children can join a swirly conga line with their favorite Seuss characters. Seuss themed retail items will also be available in the Fun Shops on each cruise ship.
Over 700,000 children each year cruise with Carnival, that is nearly half of all kids who take a cruise each year in North America. Carnival is hoping that this new program will strengthen their commitment to providing the best cruise experience for families.
Starting in February of 2014, the Seuss at Sea will begin on the Carnival Splendor. Carnival will slowly roll it out to the rest of their ships and expects their full fleet of ships (24) to have this program by 2015.