Thursday, 12 December 2013

Carnival Cruise Lines inks deal to use Dr. Seuss characters

Carnival Cruise Lines inks deal to use Dr. Seuss characters

By Tom Stieghorst
Seuss characters outside the Carnival Splendor dining room.Carnival Cruise Lines said it will introduce Dr. Seuss characters on its ships in a new partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises.

A Carnival Seuss at Sea program will include a Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast in the main dining room with the Cat in the Hat and his friends.

Dr. Seuss characters such as the Cat in the Hat,  and Thing Two, and Sam will join guests at their tables for fun interactions and photos.

Carnival ships will be stocked with Seuss books, toys and themed activities and Seuss movies will play on the line's Dive-In Movies big screen.

There will be a Seuss-a-palooza Character Parade and Carnival will build Dr. Seuss Bookville, a unique and dedicated Seuss-themed play space on ships beginning with the Carnival Freedom, which is undergoing a major refurbishment in May, and Carnival Vista, its 25th ship due in 2016.

Personal Note.

As a Brit who cruises on Carnival I hope they will try and explain who or what a Seuss is, as i have never seen over here anything about it. I have seen Cat in the Hat in Universal Studios Florida and didn't quite get what was happening, this might be a bad move as far as a UK audience is concerned.  Royal Caribbean have got Dreamworks; Shrek and co., Norwegian Cruise have Nickelodeon; with SpongeBob and friends. Those characters are known worldwide and are understood by all, I wish Carnival all the best becaues they deserve it.