Disclosure: Carnival Cruise Lines invited us to this event at no cost to us. All opinions in this post are 100% my own.
Last month, my husband and I were invited to a Seuss-themed event aboard the Carnival Dream, celebrating the release of Dr. Seuss’s latest book, “What Pet Should I Get?”. It’s crazy to think that the last book by Dr. Seuss was published 25 years ago…I grew up reading Dr. Seuss books, so it’s wonderful that this generation has a new book to read, especially one celebrating pets. To celebrate the event, Carnival Cruise had dogs up for adoption and also generously donated $10,000 to the Louisiana SPCA.
The event included a celebrity book reading, a Seuss parade and a Seuss-themed brunch. We brought our nephew with us to enjoy the event, and he had a blast!
It was so wonderful to be back on the ship for the first time since last December. It felt like our last cruise was just a couple of weeks ago, and I have to admit, I was pretty darn jealous of those who were on the ship for the actual cruise! We can’t wait to go back!
Once we got on the ship, we were guided to the celebrity book reading. We were told it was going to be a local celebrity, and when I found out it was Angela Hill, I have to admit that I was a bit star-struck (like a dork..). While I no longer live in the New Orleans area, I grew up watching Angela Hill on the news. She did a great job (of course), and it was so fun to watch her, along with the Carnival Dream staff, make this a wonderful experience for the children who were there!
After the book reading, we went to the dining room for a fun brunch!
Our table decor was absolutely adorable! The dining rooms usually have all white tablecloths/napkins/etc., so to see everything transformed was so awesome! You could tell that the kids really loved it!
Here’s a close-up of the table setting. I love how they made the napkin look like the Cat in the Hat’s tie.
The menu items ranged from stacked mini pancakes to look like the Cat in the Hat’s hat, to of course, Green Eggs and Ham. I couldn’t resist!
Also, during the brunch, some of Dr. Seuss’s famous characters came around to visit the children at the brunch, including Thing 1 and Thing 2, Sam I Am, and of course, The Cat in the Hat. It was such a cute, fun brunch. I’m so glad we got to bring our nephew along.
A huge thanks to Carnival for also gifting all of the children in attendance with a copy of Dr. Seuss’s latest book, along with some other fun Carnival and Dr. Seuss goodies. I think our nephew was the most excited about his fun Dr. Seuss pencil and eraser, since the school year was about to start haha!
I know when we have kids someday, if they still have this around on Carnival’s cruise ships, I’ll definitely bring our kid to Seuss at Sea. I love that Carnival offers so much for families…while we don’t have kids yet, it’s really great to know that there’s so many kid-friendly activities on the ship, like Seuss at Sea.