Carnival’s US Ships Serve as ‘Official Seagoing Headquarters’ for the Cat in the Hat’s Presidential Campaign

With the US election day just three months away, a new candidate has thrown his trademark stovepipe hat in the ring – Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat!


In support of the candidacy of the world’s favourite feline, Carnival Cruise Line’s US-based ships are serving as the Official Seagoing Headquarters for The Cat in the Hat’s presidential campaign, coinciding with the release of the new Dr. Seuss book, “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 trail on the US-based ships 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 US 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 colourful 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 also be positioned in Camp Ocean/Camp Carnival on each US-based ship, allowing kids’ voices to be heard as they vote on their favourite Dr. Seuss book and receive a custom-made certificate for voting.  Kids will also be invited to star in The Cat in the Hat’s official campaign commercial which will be shown on the in-cabin TV channels on each ship. 


Seuss at Sea is a fleetwide program operated in conjunction with Dr. Seuss Enterprises that features exciting youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences inspired by the amazing world and words of Dr. Seuss.  The program – available on Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend in Australian waters – includes popular activities such as the Seuss-a-palooza Parade and Story Time and The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends, as well as character interactions.