Carnival Cruise Lines has teamed up with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to introduce a new form of entertainment for younger cruisers.
The Seuss at Sea program will be rolled-out on the line’s 24-ships over the next two years, starting with Carnival Splendor in February 2014, and will encompass all areas of the ship to keep children busy throughout the day.
It starts in the main dining room where the line will serve youngsters Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with Dr. Seuss characters, including Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two, and Sam.
Children will have the opportunity to kick off their day dining on playful foods straight from Dr. Seuss’ imagination – green eggs and ham, moose juice and goose juice, along with colourful fruit and pancake stacks, funky French toast and more, with traditional breakfast favourites also available.
Every ship in the fleet will have a selection of Dr. Seuss books, toys and themed activities. They will also offer special showing of ‘The Cat in the Hat’ movie and ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’.
Meanwhile, Carnival Freedom, which is undergoing major refurbishment in May, and Carnival Vista, which is due to launch in 2016, will have a Dr. Seuss Bookville facility.
The area will be a dedicated Seuss-themed play space inspired by the world of Dr. Seuss. It will include arts and crafts, toys and Dr.Seuss-inspired games.
Carnival Cruise Lines senior vice president of guest operations Mark Tamis said guests of all ages will appreciate the new entertainment.
“Our youth and family programming continues to be highly rated and extremely popular with the millions of families who sail with Carnival, but we’re constantly challenging ourselves to uncover unique and interesting ways to further enhance our guest experience,” Mr Tamis said.