MIAMI, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate The Cat in The Hat's recently announced presidential campaign, Carnival Cruise Line – the exclusive cruise line partner of Dr. Seuss Enterprises and the Official Seagoing Campaign Headquarters for the world's favorite feline -- kicked off the festivities with a shipboard rally for kids aboard the Carnival Ecstasy at the Port of Charleston.
The #CatinHat4Prez campaign coincides with the release of the new Dr. Seuss book, "One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote," that teaches kids about the election process and the importance of voting.
Joined by his running mates, Thing 1 and Thing 2, The Cat in the Hat, decked out in his special presidential attire, hit the campaign trail on Carnival Ecstasy to showcase his platform of "it's fun to have fun but you have to know how" and led kids in a special Seuss-a-palooza Presidential Parade.
Following the rally, kids and parents alike dined on Carnival's popular Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends. The young voters also participated in patriotic-themed arts and crafts and had their voices heard as they chose their favorite Dr. Seuss book, receiving a custom-made certificate for voting.
The #CatinHat4Prez-inspired activities are part of Carnival's exclusive Seuss at Sea program, which is operated in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and features exciting youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences inspired by the amazing world and words of Dr. Seuss.
"Carnival is the number one cruise line for families and we're delighted to host this fun event aboard the Carnival Ecstasy in Charleston to celebrate the launch of The Cat in the Hat's presidential campaign and Dr. Seuss's new book that helps kids understand the importance of voting in a fun yet educational way," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
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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 Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
The primary focus of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. is to protect the integrity of the Dr. Seuss books while expanding beyond books into ancillary areas. This effort is a strategic part of the overall mission to nurture and safeguard the relationship people have with Dr. Seuss characters. 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 Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Audrey S. Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss, heads Dr. Seuss Enterprises as CEO.
SOURCE Carnival Cruise Line