A Toddler’s Eye Review of Carnival Cruise Line’s Seuss at Sea

Intro to Seuss at Sea

It’s Tyler here from TheTravelingToddler.com.  I hope you’ve been enjoying our cruising articles, including our Camp Ocean Review and our Tips on Cruising with Kids.  Today I’m going to give you a Toddler’s Eye Review of Carnival Cruise Line’s Seuss at Sea (https://www.carnival.com/onboard/seuss-at-sea)

I’ll give you an introduction to the program and information about each activity, plus my final verdict about the program as a whole.

Tyler and Dad getting ready for Dr. Seuss Parade
Tyler and Dad getting ready for Dr. Seuss Parade

Background

Seuss at Sea is a special program available on Carnival Cruise Lines.  Additional activities featuring Dr. Seuss characters, including the Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2, are scattered throughout the cruise.

 

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The Seuss at Sea activities are geared toward younger children.  With the exception of the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, all activities are included in the base cruise fare.

Not all Carnival ships currently have this offering, and not all ships have all offerings.  Make sure to double check your booking if this is something that you’re interested in.

Camp Ocean Sign
Camp Ocean Sign

Camp Ocean

Some of the Seuss at Sea offerings are interspersed throughout the normal Camp Ocean activities.  These may include making crafts or T-shirts with a Dr. Seuss theme.

 

     

 

Dr. Seuss Bookville

Not available on all ships, this is a Dr. Suess themed reading area.  It’s decorated with wacky furniture and has loads of books, including all of your Dr. Suess favorites.

Marching through the ship during the Seuss-a-palooza Parade
Marching through the ship during the Seuss-a-palooza Parade

Seuss-a-palooza Parade

Along with the Storytime, this is part one of a two part event.  In the Seuss-a-palooza Parade, you pick you favorite Dr. Suess themed adornment and march down the length of the ship chanting Dr. Suess slogans.


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This event ends with the Storytime, although you are not required to participate in both activities.  You could do the Parade, Storytime, or both.

Tyler listening intently at Seuss-a-palooza Storytime
Tyler listening intently at Seuss-a-palooza Storytime

Seuss-a-palooza Storytime

As noted above, the Storytime is the second part of a two part event, beginning with the Parade.  You are not required to participate in both events. 

Sit down in the theater with the Cruise Director and listed to a favorite Dr. Seuss book with life-sized characters acting out the parts.

 

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Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

The Breakfast is one of the highlights of the entire cruise.  The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast replaces the regular breakfast on the last full day of the cruise. 

Whimsical breakfast creations like multi-colored waffles and even Green Eggs and Ham are amongst the items served here.  Life sized Dr. Seuss characters come to your table for greetings and pictures.  Very similar to a character meal at Disney.

Multi-colored waffles at Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
Multi-colored waffles at Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

 

This is the only Seuss At Sea event that requires a surcharge.  However, at only $5 per person, it was very reasonable given the uniqueness of the meal and the character interactions.  If you only do one Seuss at Sea event, this should be the one.

Summary

I thoroughly enjoyed the Seuss at Sea activities.  They were definitely geared toward kids in my age group.  I added even more fun to an other wise fun cruise.

 

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However, I don’t feel that Seuss at Sea is something that should be a deciding factor in planning your cruise vacation.  All total, we probably spent 2 hours participating in the various activities.

So in summary, if you cruise line or ship offers Seuss at Sea, then by all means participate.  However, it shouldn’t make a big impact on your cruise trip one way or another.

Related Content

If you haven’t already, please check out my Cruise Excursion Guide and my Cruise Dining Guide.

Thanks for reading.

Tyler@The Traveling Toddler

Do you have any thoughts about Seuss at Sea?  What are your favorite Seuss at Sea activities?  Leave your comments below.

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