Dr. Seuss Hits the High Seas with CarnivalNadia Carriere
Partnerships are awesome, especially in the travel sphere! Just last week, Carnival Cruise Lines made an announcement that will get family travelers, cruisers, and Dr. Seuss fans super excited. Dr. Seuss Enterprises will be bringing their children’s brand to Carnival’s fleet of 24 “Fun Ships!” There are all sorts of surprises and exciting activities, meal and character interactions that you can look forward to!
First off, every ship in the Carnival fleet will offer a wide selection of classic Dr. Seuss toys, books, and activities for kids. Special movie showings of films, such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat, will by shown outside on the giant screen of the Seaside Theater on the Lido Deck as one of the options for Carnival’s Dive-in Movies programming.
They also announced that Carnival Freedom is in the middle of a major refurbishment and it, as well as the Carnival Vista (debuting early 2016) ,will offer all of the Dr. Seuss features which I will touch on in just a moment. The fact that Carnival is adding to their children’s activities in such a big way is refreshing as they currently carry over 700,000 children on board each and every year. That’s nearly half of the total amount of kids who cruise each year in the North American cruise industry.
Curious as to what else this Dr. Seuss partnership will include? Click through to find out!
All photos are courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines
Dr. Seuss on Carnival Cruise Lines 1 of 8
One of the main (and obvious) offerings will be interactions with Dr. Seuss characters. There will be special photo opps, events, and activities on-board, including the Seuss-a-palooza Character Parade!
Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast 2 of 8
Excited yet? Yes, a Green Eggs and Ham BREAKFAST! This character breakfast will include sightings and meet-and-greets with the Cat in the Hat and Friends.
Hello Delicious! 3 of 8
Funky french Toast, super cool waffles, Moose Juise, Goose Juice, and of course - Green Eggs and Ham will be served among many other menu items.
Delicious and Delightful 4 of 8
This is one activity that will be available at an extra cost. Hosted on the first sea day of each cruise, The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast will run at $5 per guest.
More Treats 5 of 8
From the colors to the tastings, Carnival is really trying to capture the essence of Dr. Seuss and his silliness with this new program.
Bookville 6 of 8
The Dr. Seuss Bookville facility is another addition on board! Super funky decor, iconic colours, shapes and cool furniture inspired by Dr. Seuss will provide a place where kids and adults can relax, read, and play.
Play! 7 of 8
You can either choose from the many Dr. Seuss books available, or take part in family-fun activities, such as arts and crafts, toys, and Dr. Seuss-inspired games.
When Is It Coming? 8 of 8
The new Seuss at Sea program will be available beginning February 2014 when it rolls out first on the Carnival Splendor. The full fleet will have this implemented by 2015, as well as Carnival Vista when that ship enters service in early 2016.
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