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Young Cruisers Sailing On Carnival Ships This Summer Read An Astonishing 250 Million Dr. Seuss Words As Part Of Dr. Seuss’s Word Challenge

Cruise  Line Partners with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children’s Books to  Promote Literacy

MIAMI (July 16, 2019) – As part of the  second annual Dr. Seuss’s Word Challenge, sponsored by Dr. Seuss Enterprises  and Random House Children’s Books, kids sailing aboard Carnival Cruise Line  this summer read an astonishing 250 million Dr. Seuss words through fun, educational  activities across the line’s 26-ship fleet, helping to surpass the overall goal  of 250 million Dr. Seuss words read during the nationwide  campaign.   
  The summer reading program, which started  May 21, ended yesterday with a book reading to local children from the Boys and  Girls Club of Central Florida in Port Canaveral, Fla. aboard Carnival Liberty.
  As the Official Seagoing Partner of Dr.  Seuss’s Word Challenge, Carnival encouraged young cruisers sailing on its ships  in June and July to read as many Dr. Seuss words as possible during book  reading sessions on board. Kids could then log their words and monitor their  progress using a word tracker on Seussville.com.
  All those who registered and entered their  Dr. Seuss word count at Seussville.com before July 15 were also eligible to win  a free Carnival cruise.

Dr. Seuss’s Word Challenge is part of  Seuss at Sea, Carnival’s exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises that  showcases the wonderful words and world of the beloved children’s author  through fun, family-oriented entertainment, youth activities and unique dining  experiences.
  “Carnival Cruise Line is the leader in  family cruising carrying more than 900,000 kids a year and we’re excited to  have been the Official Seagoing Partner of Dr. Seuss’s Word Challenge again  this year,” said Melissa Wisecarver, director of youth experience for Carnival  Cruise Line. “The onboard program reinforces the importance of reading – even  on vacation – in a fun and creative way and contributes to this year’s overall  word goal.”
  Launched  in 2014, Seuss at Sea has become one of the most popular children’s programs in  the travel industry and includes such fun activities as The Green Eggs and Ham  Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends and the Seuss-a-palooza Parade  and Story Time, as well as character interactions, Dr. Seuss toys and games,  and popular movies shown on board.
  Dr. Seuss Bookville, a vibrant and colorful family reading  venue, is also featured on select ships, including the new Carnival  Panorama set to debut later this year. 
  To learn more about  Carnival Cruise Line or to make a reservation, visit Carnival.com, call 1-800-CARNIVAL,  or contact any travel agent. Follow us on: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

About  Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line,  part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is "The  World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 26 ships operating three- to  24-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada,  New England, Bermuda, Cuba, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands  and Southeast Asia.  The line currently has three new ships scheduled for  delivery – Carnival Panorama set to debut in 2019, Mardi Gras in 2020 and an  as-yet-unnamed ship in 2022.
  About  Dr. Seuss
  Theodor “Seuss” Geisel  is quite simply the most beloved children’s book author of all time. Winner of  the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Grammy  Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 45 books for  children. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and  hearts around the world. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr.  Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the  joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit seussville.com and follow us  on Instagram and Facebook.

About Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
  Dr. Seuss Enterprises  is a leading children’s entertainment company focused on protecting Theodor  Seuss Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss) legacy and thereby ensuring that each generation can  experience the genius of Dr. Seuss.  The company was established in 1993  and is based in San Diego, CA.  Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ global endeavors  complement Dr. Seuss’s iconic books and include films, TV shows, stage productions,  exhibitions, digital media, licensed merchandise, and other strategic  partnerships.  Ted Geisel once said he never wanted to license his  characters to anyone who would “round out the edges” – a guiding principle at  Dr. Seuss Enterprises. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works,  visit seussville.com and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
  About  Random House Children’s Books
  Random House Children’s  Books is the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher.  Creating books for toddlers through young adult readers, in all formats from  board books to activity books to picture books, novels, and nonfiction, the  imprints of Random House Children’s Books bring together award-winning authors  and illustrators, world-famous franchise characters, and multimillion-copy  series. Random House is the longtime home of the beloved and bestselling Dr.  Seuss books, which continue to make learning to read fun for millions of children  everywhere. The company’s websites, rhcbooks.com and GetUnderlined.com, offer an array of  activities, games, and educational resources for children, teens, parents, and  educators. Random House Children’s Books is a division of Penguin Random House  LLC.
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