Carnival Cruise Line celebrated the 112th birthday of the children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel by inviting more than 40 Sydney students and their teachers aboard the Carnival Spirit while it was docked at Circular Quay.

The children, who were from the Plunkett Street Public in Woolloomooloo and Fort Street Public School in Millers Point, were treated to a Seuss-a-Palooza parade and book reading.

As part of an exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss, Carnival offers Seuss at Sea across its 25 ships with the magic of Dr. Seuss’ books brought to life at a Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with the Cat in the Hat and Friends, special showings of beloved movies such as “The Cat in the Hat” and the Seuss-a-Palooza Character Parade where guests join Dr. Seuss characters in a conga line along the Promenade before watching a Dr. Seuss show in the theatre.

The students, aged 5-7, met some of Dr. Seuss’ characters including Cat in the Hat, Thing 1, Thing 2 and Sam I Am and enjoyed a special book reading with Cat in the Hat.

In encouraging the children to have fun reading, Carnival Vice President Australia Jennifer Vandekreeke added: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

Before disembarking, the group enjoyed a burger from the ship’s top deck Guy’s Burger Joint.