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Norwegian Cruise Line is Celebrating Teachers

This week, May 8-12, 2023, is Teacher Appreciation Week here in the United States, and Norwegian Cruise Line understands there is no better way to honor a teacher than with some rest and relaxation. And what better way to relax than on a cruise?

In celebration of teachers across North America, Norwegian Cruise Line has launched its fourth annual award-winning Giving Joy recognition program. The Giving Joy program awards teachers free cruises and the opportunity to sail on Norwegian Viva, the cruise line’s newest ship. 

The purpose of the program is to bring recognition to our teachers, the unsung heroes who give every day to our communities, inspire our children, and bring joy to their classrooms and schools. In the last three years, Norwegian’s Giving Joy, with the help of its brand partners, has awarded more than 230 educators with a free cruise, and donated over $350,000 to local schools and teachers. 

This year, Norwegian Cruise Line will award the top 20 educators with the most votes across the United States and Canada with a seven-day cruise for two. The top three grand prize winners will receive an invitation to the christening voyage of Norwegian Viva, the cruise line’s newest Prima Class vessel. 

Making the announcement was President of Norwegian Cruise Line, David J. Herrera. 

“We are proud to once again launch our Giving Joy campaign and to continue to celebrate the very important role teachers play in our community and for our youth, as well as to reinforce the connection between travel and education. We believe educators are a powerful source of inspiration, just like travel, where both aim to broaden perspectives, connect people around the world and bring awareness to different cultures and experiences.” 

Herrera continued, “My wife is a second grade teacher, and I see first-hand the passion that goes behind connecting with and motivating students each and every day. It is an honor to award these hard-working educators and commend them for their dedication to their students. We look forward to welcoming them on board our ships and providing them with an unforgettable and well-deserved cruise vacation.”

Who is that teacher that’s making a difference?  Go nominate them. Who is that teacher that inspires every day? Go nominate them. Who is that teacher that gives relentlessly and sacrificially? Go nominate them. Who is that teacher that brings joy to their classroom and community? Go nominate them. Take the time to nominate that teacher you just thought about. Norwegian Cruise Line is accepting nominations now through June 9, 2023 at