Dr. Seuss is on the Loose!
Dr. Seuss Parade and Story Time - Families met in one of the lounges and were greeted by the enthusiastic kids club staff. Our boys were regulars in the kids clubs and they found some of their favorite counselors. The staff entertained families with singing and dancing until our Cruise Director, Jamie, came out to introduce the guests of honor. As each of the four Dr. Seuss characters arrived (Sam I Am, Thing 1, Thing 2, and the Cat in the Hat), kids were handed musical instruments. A few lucky families were asked to carry parade banners. They then lined up the characters and families to march across Deck 5 to the large Noramandie theater on the other side of the ship. Along the way, we all chanted "Dr. Seuss is on the loose!" while the kids were happy to comply with the request to make as much noise as possible. Once we arrived at the theatre, kids were invited to sit on stage and parents were asked to take a seat in the theatre. Caleb was a little timid to get too close to the characters, so he and I grabbed a seat up in the balcony. Jamie told everyone that they were about to read the story of The Cat in the Hat, but first she solicited helpers. Picking both kids and adults, Jamie assembled a cast to help tell the story. My husband was selected to be the Cat in the Hat. I think the fame went to his head as he was greeted by many kids and parents the rest of the cruise!
Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast - For a small fee, guests can register to attend the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast that is held on one of the "at sea" days. The cost was just $5.00 per person and we were able to register at a small table the day we boarded the ship. Our breakfast was the final at sea day and it didn't disappoint! The menu was beautifully themed to highlight some Dr. Seuss inspired creations and the breakfast choices were delightful to children. One of them included french toast that as coated in Fruit Loops - talk about a sugar rush! Kids and adults can choose from such dishes as the ever popular Green Eggs and Ham or a whimsical Truffula Pancakes to name just a few. Throughout the meal, characters came to each table and then they also positioned themselves at the front of the restaurant for additional pictures. The dining room was also decorated with really cute Dr. Seuss accessories.
The Dr. Seuss experiences on our Carnival Cruise lead to some pretty amazing moments for our family. The boys enjoyed the opportunity to interact with some of their favorite stories and each activity provided family fun on the ship!