It is not surprising that I love Dr. Seuss. I have also expressed how much I adore cruise vacations. Carnival Cruise Line combines both of those for a whimsical time. The Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast is a themed event that takes place the morning of the final sea day.
Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast on Carnival Cruise
While aboard the Carnival Valor earlier this month we were given a complimentary upgrade for the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, however anyone can add this special event to their schedule for only an additional $5 per person.
As soon as you arrive to the main dining room for your magical Dr. Seuss themed breakfast event, you are greeted by cardboard cutouts of your favorite characters. There are so many fun areas for photo opps.
Even the menus resemble a Dr. Seuss book! Adorn with illustrations from some of your favorite childhood stories, the menu features all those wacky dishes that you’ve only read about.
I was really amazed by this ice sculpture. I wonder if they create a whole new Cat in the Hat from ice each week or store this in the walk-in freezer to display more than once. I can only imagine how long it took to carve!
I couldn’t expect more from the room decor. The table linens and centerpiece were classic Cat in the Hat. The red, white and blue colors along with tulle poms and a mix between circle and stripe patterns was perfect.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 came out to visit at the beginning of the breakfast. As guests were ordering their food, they went around and visited each table. All the kids at breakfast enjoyed having their photos with their favorite blue-haired Things.
As travel writers we were given a quick tour through the kitchen to see where the real magic takes place. Seeing the kitchen on a cruise ship is so much more than a regular commercial kitchen. It was quite fascinating to see how well everything was organized.
Steak and eggs? Yes, please! Even if you decide to attend the Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham breakfast with your kids and have no desire to order the whimsical menu items, they have full breakfast options for you. These breakfast potatoes were delicious.
These Cat in the Hat pancakes also come in a gluten-free option!
Of course, we couldn’t attend a Dr. Seuss breakfast without ordering the fun stuff!
Remember, this is a cruise so it is all you can eat, all the time. If you really have your heart set on those pancakes but just cannot pass up the green eggs and ham breakfast, go for it!
These colorful waffles were pretty popular. They just make you happy when you look at them.
Towards the end of the breakfast Thing 1 and Thing 2 said their goodbyes and the star of the show came out to visit. Cat in the Hat couldn’t walk around to each table because his hat was too tall. But he did pose at the staircase for photos with everyone and Carnival’s professional photographer was there to capture the moments.
The Dr. Seuss theme was incorporated throughout the entire morning. From the restaurant entrance, table decor, storybook characters, mini show, music, food and dessert – you will truly entire into the world of Seuss.
Meal time is never complete without a dessert.
I could not decide between the two dessert options so I had to sneak a few bites of my husband’s. The granola fruit parfait with the chocolate swirl on top was amazing. It was a little on the sweet side but the granola helped level the playing field. The strawberry yogurt cup was really tasty. It reminded me of a mix between a sweet jelly and a creamy jello.
You can schedule your morning with Cat in the Hat when you board your cruise. The themed breakfast is usually hosted on the last day before arriving back at the home port. It is always scheduled on a sea day so you do not have to worry about missing it while on your excursions.
I know on our next Carnival Cruise we will plan to attend the Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast again. The extra cost of $5 was well worth it. Not only was the food yummy, the entire experience was unique and entertaining.