Carnival Teams up with Dr. Seuss and Tampa Bay Rays

Thursday, July 30, 2015
This afternoon I boarded the Carnival Paradise in Tampa - but I didn't set sea. Instead, I witnessed a the reading of Dr. Seuss What Pet Should I get by Tampa Bay Rays all-star third baseman Evan Longoria to summer camp kids.
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What Pet Should I Get is the first book released by the Dr. Seuss Enterprises in 25 years. The manuscript and original artwork was found by his widow two years ago. The book features the siblings from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Evan did a great job reading to the kids

“I was thrilled to participate in this very special event that not only provided local kids with an opportunity to be among the first to read along with the newest Dr. Seuss book but also supports a cause that I hold close to my heart,” said Longoria, a three-time all-star who is Tampa Bay’s all-time leader in home runs and runs batted in and also earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2008. “With Carnival matching my own pledge of $100 to Pet Pal Animal Shelter for every home run I hit, I’m really looking forward to a great second half with the Rays.”
For every home run that Evan Longoria hits during the 2015 season, he and Carnival Cruise lines will donate $100 to Pet Pal Animal Shelter. Pet Pal Animal Shelter is a place close to my heart - they helped me save a Pit Bull from being euthanized. Carnival Cruise Lines also donated $5,000 to the Tampa Bay chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
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“Carnival is the number one cruise line for families and we’re delighted to team up with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to bring the joy of reading to kids with a special presentation by Rays legend Evan Longoria while supporting animal rescue organizations in the local community,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival’s president. “The kids were absolutely thrilled to be in the presence of an all-star and our most sincere thanks to Evan and the SPCA for the valuable work they do each and every day,” she added.
Following the reading, we joined The Cat in the Hat, Sam I Am, and Thing 1 and Thing 2 for Carnival’s popular Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, part of the cruise line's exclusive Seuss at Sea program.
In case you were wondering, Green Eggs and Ham are on the Dr. Seuss Brunch Menu and yes, the eggs are actually green.
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I opted for Steak and Eggs - or as they say "Fox in Socks Steak and Eggs Don’t blab such blibber blubber! Try to say filet mignon topped with two fried eggs, Béarnaise sauce, chopped potatoes and grilled tomatoes. Now is your tongue numb?"
The whole menu is super creative and fun, perfect for kids of all ages (ahem).....
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Launched in 2014, Seuss at Sea is a fleetwide program featuring exciting youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences inspired by the amazing world and words of Dr. Seuss. The program includes such fun activities as the Seuss-a-palooza Parade and Story Time, as well as character interactions, Dr. Seuss toys and games and popular movies.

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1 comment

  1. How adorable! My dad just bought this book for us, and we love it! So cute. Dr Seuss is from my area in Western MA, so he is like a hometown hero to us. :)


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