Our little family of four has had some serious adventures together. From Red’s first trip to Walt Disney World to balancing the birth of Scarlett, our family has had a blast trying new things and spending time together. While vacationing out-of-town is nothing new, this holiday held a new challenge for us. We were hosted by Carnival Cruise Lines on a four-day cruise aboard the Carnival Liberty, and while the vacation has its own trials cruising with a baby, we all had a really good time. One of the standout offerings aboard most Carnival ships is the Seuss at Sea Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast. While my husband took a break and relaxed, my Dad was happy to fall into ranks with the kids and I one early morning. From elaborate decor to excellent cuisine, the four of us had all 5 senses tickled and entertained by Seuss characters! Here are five things you’ll be guaranteed to see at Carnival’s Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast!
Dr. Seuss Themed Tablescapes
The decor at Carnival’s tables was the first thing that caught my eye. Even as we waiting in line to enter the Golden Dining Room, I was peering past guests and maitre’d dressed in Thing 1 & 2 shirts. I could see colorful tablecloths, centerpieces and fun patterns. It was spectacular, kid-friendly, and fun! Even my Dad got into the spirit of Seuss stripes and polka dots.
This simple napkin wrap was one of my favorite elements. So simple, yet so effective! Doesn’t it just look like the Cat in the Hat‘s bow tie? Please note the formal table settings. While each place had all the utensils one would need for breakfast and more, this was a great teaching opportunity for my 5-year-old. The dining room was FULL of young children and parents, so learning which fork to use or stumbling over a water-glass was all fine and well. I could appreciate the relaxed and fun atmosphere!
The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast should be considered Character Dining. And even with so many characters appearing, the efficiency of the staff was great. We were seated, offered drinks and even ordered from the menu before the first two appeared at the base of the stairwell. Photographers as well as autograph stampers appeared and made very quick work of the line that appeared in front of both the Cat in the Hat as well as the Things. Later on, Christmas-clad Grinch and Sam-I-Am came around for a similar greeting. The Things later visited EACH table in the dining room for a personalized moment with the kids where parent could take pictures and make silly handshakes with the Things.
The kid’s paper menus had an entire blank page on the back for the stamped autographs, so their collection could be complete by the time breakfast ended. Our table was right up against a stairwell, so we had a prime seat when the lines started forming. It was wonderful that the characters never interrupted a meal; they only appeared before or after servings. It made it easy to feed the kids without distractions.
Lots of Food Options
Picky Eaters? Got your covered. Foodies in training? Y’all eat here! I was impressed with the large and themed menu at the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast. Red ordered pancakes, and when they arrived stacked like Cat’s Hat, he was overjoyed!
The entire menu for adults, shown here, has something for everyone. Even with the flowery and options, not everything is plated in an extravagant way. My Dad ordered “Tell Cat in the Hat, You Want Eggs Like That.” He said his eggs were cooked perfectly to order and everything was seasoned well.
I asked for Horton’s French Toast and got just that, with a fun little side of sprinkled sweetness for dipping.
The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast was the first and only place I saw an Ice Sculpture on Carnival’s ship. The one was shaped like Cat, complete with whiskers and lots of detail! Cutouts and centerpieces adorned every table, and despite the smaller setup area in the large dining room, nothing was overlooked.
Each table boasted pom poms, Cat’s Hat, a full and formal place setting for each guest, as well as a needed high chair for Scarlett. The waiters and Maitre’d wore Thing 1, 2, and 87 shirts and Seuss jackets. It was so colorful and fun!
There were lots of parts of our Carnival Cruise that were adult centric or fast paced, but this breakfast was absolutely kid-friendly. The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast is available to anyone aboard for a nominal fee (which was SO worth it!), and I highly recommend it. Both Scarlett and Red had a blast with the food, decorations, characters and the cutouts and extra notes of fun. I was sad that there weren’t more opportunities like this for families with younger children. Don’t miss the “Seuss-tastic” fun aboard Carnival’s ship with this event.