Carnival Cruise Lines' is offering “Seuss at Sea" for young kids, whose programming incorporates beloved Dr. Seuss characters such as the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, and Thing One and Thing Two. It's aimed at the preschool set but younger school-age kids will also surely find a lot to like about the Seuss theme and activities.
Carnival rolled out "Seuss at Sea" on 10 ships in 2014 and to the rest of the fleet in mid-2015.
The first ship to receive "Seuss at Sea" was the Carnival Splendor. Other ships with “Seuss at Sea” include Carnival Breeze, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Magic, Carnival Legend, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Dream, Carnival Ecstasy, and Carnival Inspiration.
Seuss-Style Activities and Dive-In Movies
Every ship in the Carnival fleet offers a selection of classic Dr. Seuss books, toys, and themed activities for children to enjoy. Special showings of beloved Seuss films such as The Cat in the Hat are shown outdoors on the giant screen on Lido Deck as part of the cruise line’s dive-In movies program.
During the voyage, children and families also have the chance to meet favorite 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 conga line along the Promenade.
A Rhyming Good Time
Carnival ships also offer "Seuss-a-palooza Story Time, A Rhyming Good Time," an interactive reading event hosted on a sea day each voyage and featuring some of the most beloved Dr. Seuss characters.
Bookville, A Seuss-ified Space
On Carnival Freedom, which underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, and Carnival Vista, which debuted in early 2016, there is a Dr. Seuss Bookville play space featuring Seuss-themed décor, colors, shapes and funky furniture inspired by the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss. Families can come here to read Dr. Seuss books or take part in other family-fun activities including arts and crafts, toys, and Dr. Seuss-inspired games.
Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
On the first sea day of each cruise, families can attend The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with the Cat in the Hat & Friends. 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 join guests at their tables for fun interactions and photo opportunities.
Seussified Waffles and More
Seussified waffles are just one item on the menu at the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast. The dishes are playful foods straight from Dr. Seuss’s imagination: green eggs and ham, moose juice and goose juice, along with colorful fruit and pancake stacks, funky French toast, and traditional breakfast favorites.