[VIDEO] Carnival Cruise Memories

For days after we returned home from our Carnival Cruise on the ship, Glory, our son A.J. could not stop talking about all the fun he had. From the games he played with his age group at Camp Ocean to the access to pizza 24 hours a day at the Pizza Pirate on the Lido Deck. This child was over the moon! He touched a baby sea turtle in the Cayman Island Wildlife Adventure, and then made friends with a starfish when we went on a relaxing beach excursion in Belize.

We gave A.J. a little quiz a few weeks after we got home to see if what he’d experienced had made lasting memories.

But first, here’s his experience as Kid Carnival Cruise Correspondent (I made up that term, by the way).

Video: Carnival Cruise Kid Correspondent


For a 5-year-old he did pretty well, if I don’t say so myself. Let’s get to the quiz to test his memory.

Cayman Island Turtle Fam


Question: How big can sea turtles grow as the Cayman Turtle Farm?
His answer: 500 pounds (CORRECT)

Question: What kind of animal was the towel guy you met on the pool deck of Carnival Glory?
His answer: Elephant (CORRECT)

Carnival Glory Towel


Question: What sports did you and Dada play on the cruise together?
His answer: Basketball and golf! (CORRECT)

Question: When we went to the beach in Belize, were there crabs or starfish in the small pond for you to touch?

His answer: Starfish (CORRECT)

Question: On the flight home from Miami to Atlanta, what did the pilot give you?
His answer: A seat in the cockpit! (CORRECT)


Boy in Cockpit Cruise


Even this morning over breakfast, A.J. said he’d love to go back in a Carnival Cruise to take on the same water slide that initially intimidated him, then he couldn’t resist sliding about 20 times a day.

Carnival Cruise Memories


I highly recommend that your next Carnival Cruise with the family includes an opportunity for your children to take their own photos or create their own video. This way they’re deeply involved in the process whether you want to create a photo book or your own video series.

Comment below: How long do your children talk about their vacations when they’re over? If you quizzed them about last year’s summer vacation or Spring Break trip, would they remember the little details?

Would you like to know what it’s like to go on a Carnival Cruise with a family of six? Here’s insight from my fellow Georgia blogger, Serious Krystyn, who breaks down everything you need to know about making a family cruise work.

This post was created for Away We Go with Carnival, the destination for getting in the getaway state of mind. Head on over.

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  1. Awww such a cutie! I look forward to taking my little ones on a cruise as well. So glad you guys had a great time 🙂

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I have been dying to go on another cruise for a while now. I hear great things about Carnival.

  3. Aww, A.J. did a great job telling us about Camp Ocean and the Carnival Cruise. It sounds like so much fun!

  4. Cruises are a great way to make family memories. We’ve been on a couple of Carnival Cruises, and they were fantastic.

  5. I would love to take my family on a Carnival Cruise. We’ve been trying to go on one for a couple of years, but things never seem to work out.

  6. Looks like you had such a fun time. We’ve never been on a cruise before – but we’re thinking of taking one with our extended family within the next year now that my kids are a little older.

  7. Looks like you had a great time. We haven’t been on a cruise yet, but we’re thinking of taking one with our extended family in the next year.

  8. Most certainly the cutest correspondent ever – this was a GREAT way to do your video, and I especially loved his intro! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  9. Carnival Cruises seem like a great way to travel together and make memories as a family. They look like so much fun.

  10. Oh my gosh that looks fun! His smile tells it all! We have never been on a cruise but hope to go soon, maybe this summer.

  11. Looks like a fun time. I love cruising and still talk about it.

  12. Does the talking ever stop after great adventures? It’s super AJ had such a great time. I see another cruise in your future very soon and can’t wait to hear all about it.

  13. Your son is absolutely adorable. I just wanna pinch those cheeks! He did an awesome job in the video.

  14. I have always wanted to go on a cruise. I think my kids would love it. They have so many different ones to choose from.

  15. Looks like he had an amazing time. I want to take the boychild on one.

  16. This sounds like your little boy enjoyed it big-time!
    Wow, did not realize just how big those sea turtles can get.

  17. It sounds like your boy had big-time fun!
    I did not realize how enormous those sea turtles can get.

  18. I just love him! And that’s awesome he got the turtle weight correct!

  19. How much fun! I love your little one’s expressions. Absolutely adorable.

  20. He is such a cutie!!! I can feel his excitement through the screen the cutest kid correspondent ever. He is braver than me I was scared of the slide too!

  21. I am single with no kids and actually am a cruise virgin I travel often but have not yet tried a cruise. I am afraid of experiencing motion sickness and am also nervous that I will feel ‘trapped’ during those long stretches at sea between ports.