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12/16/2013 10:29 EST

Carnival Cruise's 'Dr. Seuss At Sea' Brings Kid-Friendly Excursions In 2014

(Relaxnews) - Carnival Cruise Lines has teamed up with Dr. Seuss in a collaboration that will bring the iconic children’s book characters to life aboard 24 ships across their fleet.

On the menu: green eggs and ham. Onboard: a few cats in hats and perhaps a tall, curmudgeonly, green, furry fellow who defies species categorization, but is actually a big softie.

The Seuss at Sea program will roll out in February aboard the Carnival Splendor with full implementation by 2015.

Every ship will feature a selection of classic Dr. Seuss books, toys and themed activities, while popular characters will also be available for photo opportunities and meet-and-greets.

Select ships will include a Dr. Seuss Bookville center dedicated to Seuss-themed play, readings and games.

The Dr. Seuss-themed cruise package will be Carnival’s attempt at wooing families away from kid-friendly rivals like Disney cruises and Royal Caribbean packages, starring popular DreamWorks characters like Shrek and Kung Fu Panda.

Norwegian also offers a Nickelodeon-themed cruise.

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