Carnival Cruise Line has announced it is rolling out the first Build-A-Bear workshop at sea across its fleet. The partnership with Build-A-Bear Workshop is first being rolled out on the Carnival Dream with the rest of the fleet getting it by Summer 2017.
The Build-A-Bear Workshop will give any aged child a chance to build their very own cuddly bear. The bear can be customized with outfits and accessories. the bears are taken to another level with a voice chip enabling kids to record a message into the bear. Each bear also comes with a birth certificate including the date it was created.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line said:
“Build-A-Bear Workshop is a popular part of American culture and we’re delighted to provide our guests with an opportunity to make their own custom-designed bear and create a lifetime of memories. We are equally grateful to partner with Build-A-Bear Workshop to help raise money for the special kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” she added.
Sharon John, president and CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop said:
“Build-A-Bear Workshop stores have always been a destination for families, and our partnership with Carnival Cruise Line will offer passengers the chance to take part in the fun of making new furry friends while onboard. The arrival of the new Build-A-Bear Workshop experience on Carnival Cruise Line ships is an exciting example of how we’re bringing our nearly 20-year-old brand into more places than ever before.”
The price for each Bear starts at $20 with outfits and accessories starting at $5. Kids can also enjoy customizing monkeys, leopards, turtles and other furry friends, as well as a St. Jude Bear with proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital