To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 115th birthday, Carnival Cruise Line hosted a family friendly event onboard Carnival Splendor in Long Beach for 100 kids from the local Boys & Girls Clubs as part of the fleet-wide festivities that commemorated the life of the world-renowned children’s book author. The event featured a special reading of “Horton Hears a Who!” by singer, dancer and television personality Joey Fatone.

Carnival and Dr. Seuss share an appreciation for fun and creativity, so to honour the famed children’s author and the world he created, the event included a breakfast with popular Dr. Seuss characters delighting attendees as they indulged in Green Eggs and Ham, red and white pancake stacks resembling The Cat in the Hat’s signature striped hat and other colourful creations, as well as, face painting and other activities.

In conjunction with the event, Carnival made a $10,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach, an organization that helps children of all ages reach their full potential through fun and educational programming year-round.