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Election Day in the U.S. is three months away, and a new candidate has thrown his hat into the ring – Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat! He’s chosen Thing 1 and Thing 2 as his running mates.
To support the world’s favorite feline, Carnival Cruise Line will serve as the Official Seagoing Headquarters for The Cat in the Hat’s presidential campaign, coinciding with the release of the new Dr. Seuss book, “One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote.”
And you know what this means?
The Cat in the Hat will hit the campaign trail on each Carnival ship, shaking hands, passing out stickers, leading parades and smiling for photo opportunities, all part of his platform of “it’s fun to have fun but you have to know how.”
How Carnival Cruise Line is Supporting The Cat in the Hat in His Presidential Campaign
In keeping with The Cat in the Hat’s presidential theme, Carnival offers a variety of fun, educational #CatinHat4Prez-inspired activities designed to teach kids about the importance of voting and the election process. Part of the line’s exclusive Seuss at Sea program, the activities include patriotic face painting and arts and crafts sessions where kids can create colorful posters that will be used in a Seuss-a-palooza Presidential Parade led by none other than The Cat in the Hat himself.
“Carnival is the number one cruise line for families and we’re delighted to team up with our partner Dr. Seuss Enterprises to celebrate the release of this fantastic new book and the launch of The Cat in the Hat’s presidential campaign to help kids understand the importance of voting in a fun yet educational way,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
Families will find ballot boxes positioned in the Camp Ocean/Camp Carnival on each ship, allowing kids’ voices to be heard as they vote on their favorite Dr. Seuss book and receive a custom-made certificate for voting. Kids can also star in The Cat in the Hat’s official campaign commercial will be show on the in-cabin TV channels on each ship.
“We are so happy that Carnival is serving as the ‘Official Seagoing Headquarters’ for The Cat in the Hat for President, and we know The Cat will have fun on board as the Kids’ Candidate, showing kids that every vote counts,” said Susan Brandt, president, licensing and marketing, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, LP.
Carnival Cruise Line has held fun shipboard rallies in Port of Charleston (Carnival Ecstasy), Port of Baltimore (Carnival Pride) and Port Canaveral (Carnival Magic). Of course, The Cat in the Hat was decked out in his special presidential attire and joined by Thing 1 and Thing 2. He led a special Seuss-a-palooza Presidential Parade.
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Following the rallies, kids and parents dined on Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat and the Hat and Friends. Kids also participated in patriotic-themed arts and crafts and had their voices heard as they chose their favorite Dr. Seuss book, receiving a custom-made certificate for voting
Seuss at Sea is a fleetwide program operated in conjunction with Dr. Seuss Enterprises that features exciting youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences inspired by the amazing world and words of Dr. Seuss.
The program includes such popular activities as the Seuss-a-palooza Parade and Story Time and The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends, as well as character interactions, Dr. Seuss toys and games and popular movies. Dr. Seuss Bookville, a colorful family reading venue, is featured aboard Carnival Freedom and the new Carnival Vista which debuted earlier this year.
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Imagine how much fun your kids will have meeting and hanging out with The Cat in the Hat. They’ll be educated and entertained at the same time!
Not only will you and your kids enjoy the Seuss at Sea program, but you can also other onboard activities from WaterWorks to IMAX, SkyRide, Carnival Live, and for moms and dads, Serenity adult only retreat. You’ll also love shore excursions – these vary by the destination.
Want to experience the magic of a Carnival Cruise Line family vacation? Speak with your Travel Planners International agent today and start planning your travel now!