Carnival To Serve As 'Official Seagoing Headquarters' For The Cat in the Hat's Presidential Campaign, Coinciding With Release Of New Dr. Seuss Book 'One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote'
In support of the candidacy of the world's favorite feline,
One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote."
Joined by his running mates, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and decked out in his special presidential attire, The Cat in the Hat will be hitting the campaign tail – er, trail – on each Carnival ship starting this week, 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."
In keeping with the presidential theme, Carnival will also offer 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.
Ballot boxes will be also positioned in
"Carnival is the number one cruise line for families and we're delighted to team up with our partner
Christine Duffy, president of
"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,
Seuss at Sea is a fleetwide program operated in conjunction with
Seuss Bookville, a colorful family reading venue, is featured aboard Carnival Freedom and the new Carnival Vista which debuted earlier this year.
For additional information on The Cat in the Hat's presidential campaign, please visit www.carnival.com/CatinHat4Prez. For additional information and reservations on
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About Dr. Seuss
Theodor "Seuss" Geisel is quite simply the most beloved children's book author of all time. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books for children. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. While
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Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) said he never wanted to license his characters to anyone who would "round out the edges." That is one of the guiding philosophies of
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