According to a press release from NCL, Norwegian Cruise Line is celebrating teacher appreciation week by “Giving Joy” to educators across the U.S. and Canada.
‘Norwegian’s Giving JoyTM’ Contest is Now Open and Accepting Nominations at www.nclgivingjoy.com from May 3 – June 4, 2021
“In recognition and celebration of the countless teachers who have spent the last 15 months giving their all to students across the U.S. and Canada during these unprecedented times, Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel, today announced the relaunch of its “Norwegian’s Giving JoyTM” contest, which provides educators with free cruises and a chance to win up to $25,000 for their schools.
“Norwegian’s Giving Joy” acknowledges the often-undervalued work of educators and highlights the intersection between travel and education. First launched with astounding success in 2019, with over 1.4 million votes for more than 46,000 teachers, and a total prize of over $100,000 for schools across North America, the contest heralds these selfless warriors. This year’s campaign is especially significant given the elevated demands of this profession under pressure.
“Now more than ever, educators deserve our gratitude and so much more for their perseverance and unwavering commitment to inspire students every day,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Travel is one of the most immersive means of education. It broadens our perspective, encourages us to discover, adapt and accept new cultures and experiences. With ‘Norwegian’s Giving Joy,’ we are able to help shed light on these everyday heroes and raise their spirits by awarding them with a long-overdue vacation to help show them the world, as they’ve helped shape so many of ours.”
My wife Marty is a substitute school teacher here in Jacksonville , Fl. I’m glad that NCL is honoring teachers, and I know that all the winners will be “overjoyed” to cruise!
Full press release below by clicking the link: