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Carnival’s newest ship will have a Dr. Seuss-themed water park

Rendering of the Dr. Seuss WaterWorks debuting on the Carnival Horizon in April 2018. The ship will begin sailing from Miami in September of next year.
Rendering of the Dr. Seuss WaterWorks debuting on the Carnival Horizon in April 2018. The ship will begin sailing from Miami in September of next year. Carnival Cruise Line

The Grinch is taking a vacation from Whoville with surf board in hand at a new water park debuting on Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Horizon next spring.

He and other characters from Dr. Seuss’ children’s books, including the Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2, will be central features at the new Dr. Seuss WaterWorks, a thematic take on the water slide complex traditionally found on Carnival ships. The Doral-based cruise line announced the new addition Thursday at Cruise3Sixty, an annual gathering of travel agents in Fort Lauderdale.

Among the new features: a 450-foot, red and white Cat in the Hat water slide, a blue and white polka dot, 213-foot Fun Things water slide with special lighting effects, a 150-gallon tipping bucket patterned after The Cat’s hat, a kiddie zone and water spray toys.

The water park expands on Carnival’s fleet-wide Seuss at Sea program, a partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises that features themed youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences.

The 3,934-passenger Carnival Horizon debuts in April 2018 and will sail from New York before moving to Miami for a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning in September of next year.

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