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Norwegian Cruise Line is Celebrating Educators

Today is Teacher Appreciation Day. Actually, the entire week is Teacher Appreciation Week. To celebrate, Norwegian Cruise Line has announced a new Teacher Cruise Discount which offers educators and staff across the United States and Canada a year-round cruise fare discount and onboard credit. The cruise line is also celebrating its 5th annual Norwegian’s Giving Joy program which awards teachers with a free vacation. 

All education professionals, which includes active Classroom Teachers (PreK-12), Principals and Assistant Principals (PreK-12), School Employees (PreK-12) and College/University Professors, will receive a five percent discount on any Norwegian sailing along with a $50 onboard credit. The discount can be combined with Norwegian’s Free at Sea promotion which offers specialty dining, shore excursion credits, free airfare for the second guest and more. 

“We are proud of our history of thanking educators for their hard work and commitment to shaping the next generation of future leaders,” said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line.  “To honor these education heroes for the long-lasting impressions they make inside and outside the classroom, we are excited to not only award 20 teachers on the fifth-year anniversary of Norwegian’s Giving Joy program with a free vacation aboard the soon-to-debut Norwegian Aqua, but to also extend the recognition to the broader educator community across the U.S. and Canada with our new Teacher Cruise Discount.  Travel is a powerful means of education, and we look forward to welcoming educators to join us on board to explore the world.”

Norwegian’s Giving Joy campaign will be open for nominations for teachers making a difference in their classrooms and communities from May 6 to June 7, 2025. The top 20 educators that receive the most votes will be invited to a two-night inaugural event in Boston aboard the Norwegian Aqua in April 2025. The top five Grand Prize winners will also be invited to attend Norwegian Aqua’s christening celebration and her three-night inaugural sailing from Miami embarking April 13, 2025.

Since 2019, Norwegian’s Giving Joy campaign has received almost 60,000 nominations, over 1.8 million votes, given more than 250 educators a vacation, and. with the support of the cruise line’s partners, donated greater than $445.000 to teachers and their schools. 

To nominate an educator who has made a difference visit by June 7, 2024.