It might be time to think about a Carnival Cruise. If your children are as obsessed with Dr. Seuss as my children are, you should know that Carnival Cruise Lines has launched Seuss at Sea onboard the Carnival Splendor, which currently sails to the Bahamas. The Carnival Splendor is the first “Fun Ship” to offer Seuss at Sea, a fleetwide program that features youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences inspired by the amazing world and words of Dr. Seuss.
My daughters, who fancy themselves Thing One and Thing Two already, would be thrilled to dine with the Cat in the Hat, and a character breakfast onboard would make their dreams come true. Good thing that’s just what’s on offer. Onboard, kids (young and old) can enjoy a character dining breakfast with the Cat in the Hat himself, as well as a variety of other characters, including Thing One, Thing Two and Sam-I-Am who will join guests at their tables for fun interactions and photo opportunities.
Also debuting on Carnival Splendor is Seuss-a-palooza Story Time, an interactive reading event for kids of all ages, hosted in a vibrant, custom-created tent on the stage of the main show lounge. There is also the Seuss-a-palooza Character Parade, where guests join Dr. Seuss characters in a swirly conga line along Carnival Splendor’s promenade.
It’s great to be able to take a vacation and also encourage children to read and learn and another great feature of this new program is that Carnival Splendor is stocked with a selection of classic Dr. Seuss books, toys and games and is hosting special showings of beloved movies such as “The Cat in the Hat” on the giant outdoor Dive-In Movies screen.
The next ship to launch the new Seuss at Sea program is Carnival Freedom, which will be outfitted with a variety of specially designed Dr. Seuss spaces following its multimillion-dollar makeover this spring. For Los Angeles residents who can’t wait to experience this new program but don’t think flying to Miami is the way to go — you won’t have to wait too long. Fleetwide roll out of Seuss at Sea is expected by 2015, and the program will also be featured on the new Carnival Vista which is set to debut in 2016.