Teachers do a lot for us. Do you know one in North Carolina that deserves a little break? How about a fun cruise free of charge? To show them some love, Norwegian Cruise Line launched their Norwegian Giving Joy™ recognition program, which provides educators with free cruises and a chance to win up to $25,000 for their schools.
The annual program designed to highlight the connection between travel and education and to recognize teachers for their unwavering dedication to inspiring students every day has awarded 130 teachers across the U.S. and Canada. They award them with free cruises and over $185,000 to schools since 2019.  This year, 100 teachers will win an exclusive sailing aboard the Cruise Line’s newest groundbreaking ship, Norwegian Prima. During the inaugural five-day sailing from Galveston, Texas from October 27 – 31, 2022.

  • About the Program

    “We’re so proud to celebrate educators, the unsung heroes of our communities, with our Norwegian’s Giving Joy program,” said Harry Sommer, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “After receiving more than 46,000 nominations and over one million votes within the first year of this contest, we knew this was a worthy cause that is near and dear to people’s hearts. Teachers are tenacious, they are inspiring, and more than anything, they are dream makers.”

  • How to Nominate

    The month-long campaign runs from May 2 through June 3, 2022. Norwegian Cruise Line is encouraging nominations of certified or accredited teachers in the U.S. and Canada who strive to bring joy into their classrooms and inspire their students day in and day out.  The top 100 educators with the most votes will be one of the first to sail aboard Norwegian Prima from Texas in October.  In addition, the top three grand prize winners will receive an additional seven-day voyage for two from the U.S. or Canada, as well as a $25,000, $15,000, and $10,000 donation respectively for their school.
    To nominate a beloved teacher in North Carolina or another state please visit www.nclgivingjoy.com. You can also vote and see rules on this website as well. For more information about the Norwegian Cruise Line or to book a cruise, please visit www.ncl.com or call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or contact a travel professional.
  • Nominate A Teacher in North Carolina

    Norwegian Cruise Line Awarding Teachers in North Carolina with Free Cruises