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Carnival Luminosa Brings Dr. Seuss Fun to Queensland Children’s Hospital

Bringing some Dr. Seuss-themed fun to the Sunshine State, Carnival Cruise Line, along with the Children’s Hospital Foundation, today hosted Queensland Children’s Hospital patients and families onboard Carnival Luminosa for a special Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast.With The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, all were invited onboard the ship red and blue. Green Eggs were enjoyed, and the kids had a ball, but their mums and their dads had the best time of all. There was singing and dancing, by crew and by waiters, but the kids were by far the best fun creators.

Carnival Cruise Line has been a proud supporter of the Children’s Hospital Foundation in Queensland since 2019 and has hosted its recurring Conga for Kids event onboard Carnival Luminosa since the ship began sailing from Queensland in November 2022.

Raising much-needed funds for the Foundation, Carnival Cruise Line VP, Kara Glamore also presented Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO, Lyndsey Rice with a giant cheque for $34,245. The money raised is the cumulative efforts of the brand’s ‘Conga for Kids’ events during Carnival’s first-ever Brisbane season. And with two events to go, this number is only expected to increase. This figure adds to a previous donation of $10,000 following the 2022 Nine Telethon in support of the foundation, bringing the total funds raised to just under 45 thousand dollars.

On the donation, Lyndsey Rice said, “We are so thankful for the generosity of Carnival Cruise Line and their passengers. The donation will help us continue to fund ground-breaking research, vital new equipment and support and entertainment for sick kids and their families. Laughter and fun can be the best medicine, and today is a fantastic opportunity for kids to step away from the hospital environment and just be kids.”

Kara Glamore specifically thanked Carnival Cruise Line’s Queensland guests. “Although we’ve been sailing from Queensland for only five months, locals have welcomed Carnival Luminosa with open arms, delivering an incredible inaugural season. Aboard every cruise of over seven days, we host our Conga for Kids event and our guests haven’t hesitated to support the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

“Luminosa will soon set sail for her summer season in the US and we can’t wait to welcome her back this October to offer Queenslanders even more fun holidays at sea.”

Carnival Cruise Line has partnered with Seuss Enterprises since 2013, bringing guests its Seuss at Sea offerings, from Green Eggs and Ham Breakfasts to Seuss Storytime, the Seuss-a-Palooza and more.

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