Today Carnival announced an exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss enterprises to bring the beloved children’s brand and favorite characters to their fleet of 24 ‘Fun Ships.’ The Carnival Seuss at Sea program will offer a variety of exciting and immersive onboard youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences featuring the amazing world and words of Dr. Seuss.
The fun on Carnival starts in the main dining room with The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with the Cat in the Hat and Friends. Playful foods straight from Dr. Seuss’s imagination will be served including green eggs and ham, moose juice and goose juice along with traditional breakfast favorites. Wait staff will set the tone with Dr. Seuss-inspired uniforms and popular Dr. Seuss characters will join guests for interactive opportunities.
In addition, every ship in the Carnival fleet will have a selection of classic Dr. Seuss books, toys and themed activities for children to enjoy. Special showings of beloved Dr. Seuss movies will be shown on the giant screen of the Seaside Theater as part of the Dive-In Movies programming. On Carnival Freedom, which is undergoing a major refurbishment in May, and Carnival Vista, set to debut in early 2016, there will be a Dr. Seuss Bookville facility – a unique and dedicated Seuss-themed play space featuring iconic décor, colors, shapes and funky furniture inspired by the world of Dr. Seuss. While there, families may enjoy Dr. Seuss books and stretch their imagination through other family-fun activities including arts and crafts, toys and games.
An interactive reading event called Seuss-a-palooza Story Time, A Rhyming Good Time will bring to life the colorful world of Dr. Seuss for kids of all ages. Hosted on a sea day each voyage in a custom-created environment on board or within Dr. Seuss Bookville, this memorable storytelling event will feature some of the most beloved characters in the world of Dr. Seuss.
At other times during the voyage, children and families will have the chance to meet and interact with 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 Parade where guests can join Dr. Seuss characters in a swirly conga line along the Promenade. A variety of Dr. Seuss-themed retail items will be available as well.
Roll-out of the Seuss at Sea program will begin aboard Carnival Splendor in February 2014 with implementation across the full fleet by 2015, as well as Carnival Vista when that ship enters service in early 2016.
The Seuss at Sea initiative builds upon Carnival’s mission to provide cruising opportunities for the entire family. They carry more than 700,000 kids aboard their fleet each year, nearly half of the total number of kids carried by the entire North American cruise industry.