Cruise with the Cat in the Hat aboard Carnival’s new ship with a Dr. Seuss-themed water park

An artist’s rendering of the Dr. Seuss WaterWorks Park to be featured on the new Carnival Horizon cruise ship.
(Carnival Cruise Line)

Dr. Seuss is going to sea. The Cat in the Hat and other characters from the children’s books will be part of a water park aboard the new Carnival Horizon, due to hit the water next year.

On the Dr. Seuss WaterWorks, kids can jump inside a Cat in the Hat water slide decorated with red-and-white stripes and bounce along the 450-foot twisty tube. Then they can take the Fun Things slide (named after characters Thing 1 and Thing 2) for a smooth ride with lighting effects too, a cruise line statement says.

The Deck 12 water park also will feature a tipping bucket, splash zone with water spray toys, and images of the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch and Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Carnival’s fleetwide Seuss at Sea program continues aboard the Horizon too.


It includes Bookville, a place where kids and their parents can read the Seuss books; and breakfast with the Cat in the Hat, where kids dine on — what else? — green eggs and ham.

Carnival Horizon, which will hold almost 4,000 passengers, is set to make its maiden voyage April 2, 2018, with a 13-day Mediterranean cruise starting in Barcelona, Spain. Other bells and whistles on the ship include what Carnival describes as a “bike-ride-in-the-sky” attraction, an Imax theater and a recreation area with a ropes course.

Info: Carnival Cruise Line, (800) 764-7419, or contact a travel agent



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