Carnival Cruise Line News

Cat in the Hat Goes Cruising

Carnival Cruise Line announced a partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to bring to life the beloved children’s books to the lines 24 ships. In what they claim as an industry first, the Carnival Seuss at Sea program will give kids plenty of activities, entertainment, and dinning fun while onboard. Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line already has partnerships with DreamWorks Animation and Nickelodeon, respectively, bring their characters to life on their ships. Not to mention Disney Cruise Line, who doesn’t need a partnership to bring characters children love on their ships.

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Like Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival will offer The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast in the main dinning room on the first sea day. For five dollars per guest, attendees will have the wait staff serve them foods inspired by Dr. Seuss books. Characters from the books will also join them at their tables for even more fun and photo opportunities.


There will also be Seuss story time help on sea day on each voyage, which will include some of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters. There will be opportunities for guest to meet and get their pictures taken with the characters. A Seuss-a-palooza Character parade will also take place, much like the DreamWorks Character parades on Royal Caribbean.

The Carnival Freedom, which will get refurbished in May, along with the Carnival Vista, set to debut in 2016, will feature the Dr. Seuss Bookville. This will be a fun play space inspired by the world of Dr. Seuss.

The Seuss at Sea program will debut on the Carnival Splendor in February and will be on all 24 Carnival ships by 2015.

While this may not be totally an industry first, it sure promises to be fun for people of all ages who love the rhymes of Dr. Seuss.

Information and logo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line

Nathan Nehmer: nate@cardinalcruiseandtravel.com

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Carnival Breeze Officially Named

The Carnival Breeze had its official naming ceremony yesterday and was officially christened.  Yes you are right, she has been sailing since June but now she is officially christened.  It was hard to find if any other cruise ships waited for six months before getting their naming ceremony but Carnival wanted to wait till she was home.  Doug Parker of Cruise Radio tweeted his summary of what Gerry Cahill said about waiting:

‏@CruiseRadio :Gerry Cahill says naming ceremony waited on naming of Carnival Breeze cause they waited til came to @portMiami#BreezeNaming

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Photo tweeted by @CarnivalPR

Tracy Wilson Mourning, the ships godmother, broke the bottle of champagne over the hull after naming the ship. Tracy then spoke of her Honey Shine Mentoring Program where girls learn about health, nutrition and, character development. Shannon Hurst Lane tweeted a moving quote from Tracy Wilson Mourning:

‏@CajunMama: “Anything is possible. You just have to believe in yourself.” ~ Tracy Wilson Mourning, Godmother Carnival Breeze #BreezeNaming

Carnival then presented a check for $25,000 to the Honey Shine Program.

 

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Photo tweeted by @CajunMama

 

The ceremony continued with a playing a game of connect4, part of the popular Hasbro, The Game Show played on the Carnival Breeze and coming soon to other Carnival ships.

 

 

The Carnival Breeze is the 24th Fun Ship and is sailing year round 6 and 8-day Caribbean itineraries from Miami.

 

 

Thanks to Carnival, Shannon Hurst Lane, and Doug Parker for tweeting photos and videos from the Carnival Breeze Naming Ceremony.

 

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