The brother and sister, from Brazil, are sailing with their mother Drielle D’Amore Nogueira and father Diego Castilho Nogueira on a 180-day voyage. They will soon complete Oceania’s global trip, which began in Miami January 6, 2017 and will conclude July 6. The trip included calls in 36 countries on six continents.
Drielle, a teacher, said that this is an incredible way to learn about world history, culture and people. "They have adapted to it all very easily and willingly and are interested in new stories,” she said. “This [experience] will definitely make a difference when studying, learning and understanding matters in school."
Diego added, “It’s fantastic how children are sponges absorbing everything around them…The diversity encountered (on this cruise) will certainly help them grow with less prejudices because they met so many people from different cultures.”
The children have found the trip exciting as well.
“I like to visit the different countries, but sometimes I wanted to stay longer and we don’t have time. But it's cool; I already know the places that I want to go back to!” said Henrique.
Lorenna, who turned 4 during the trip added,“I like to go off the ship and see the cities. I love the chef when he makes brigadeiro (a Brazilian pastry) for me like for my birthday! I loved my birthday party on the ship.”
The children are learning a lot as well. “We have the children’s drawings on the walls of the places that we have been” said Drielle. “They show how much they are learning with the whole experience. We love this experience and think it should be mandatory for every human being, as personal growth.”