What do you do when you have a limited budget but you want to take an epic vacation that even the youngest in the family can enjoy? My family booked a Seuss at Sea cruise on Carnival Liberty!
There is nothing I love more than spending quality time with my family exploring new places and trying new things. So when I won a contest that put an extra $1,000 in our pockets, I knew I wanted to put it towards a spontaneous family vacation.
The problem? Vacationing on a whim meant our options were on a limited budget so getting the most for our money was imperative. It was also important to me that we have a vacation that had something for everyone to enjoy – including our 6-year-old daughter. Carnival recognizes this and offers something other cruise lines don’t – Seuss at Sea!
Seuss at Sea
Seuss at Sea is a myriad of activities that bring your favorite Dr. Seuss stories to life all around you. From the whimsical Dr. Seuss WaterWorks on board water park to the interactive Seuss-a-Palooza Story Time, Dr. Seuss Bookville to the Seuss-a-Palooza Parade, there is something for every young (and young at heart) child to enjoy.
Our personal favorite? The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, of course!
Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
For a mere $5 per person, you can feast (no, not on roast beast) on gravity-defying Cat in the Hat pancakes, funky french toast that looks like it came straight out of Whoville and, of course, Green Eggs and Ham.
Just keep an eye on Thing 1 and Thing 2. They’ve been known to make an appearance and try to run away with your breakfast plate!
There’s singing, there’s dancing….
…other beloved Dr. Seuss characters will stop by for meet-and-greet photo opportunities, too. Including, the one and only, Cat in the Hat!
Build-a-Bear Workshop at Sea
In addition to this, Carnival has also partnered with Build-a-Bear to provide Build-a-Bear Workshop at Sea. Build-a-Bear Workshop at Sea is like having a special pop-up Build-a-Bear store right on your cruise ship. Check your daily events calendar for the date and time the shop will be open for business. Build-a-Bear Workshop at Sea is an additional cost similar to the prices at a Build-a-Bear store. The cost varies depending upon the item you choose to build and the accessories you choose to go with it.
It’s a fantastic way for your little ones to meet new friends while engaging in the fun activities Build-a-Bear is known for.
ProTip: Build a Cat-in-the-Hat for the ultimate souvenir!
This was worth every penny. The staff could not be any nicer!
Did I mention they provided free cookies?
If your idea of a party doesn’t include Cat-in-the-Hat, Carnival still has you covered. Take advantage of the child care services at Camp Ocean and head out to the deck to party in a conga line.
Of course, the deck isn’t always this alive but the opportunity does exist. It’s entertaining as a spectator or a participant!
Stay tuned as we set sail next week on a 4 night Disney Cruise to the Bahamas aboard the Disney Dream. I can’t wait to share the fun with you!