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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Giving Joy Contest Will Award 5 Teachers a Free Cruise on NCL Aqua

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Giving Joy Contest Will Award 5 Teachers a Free Cruise on NCL Aqua

NCL’s Giving Joy contest is awarding 20 teachers a free vacation to experience the new Norwegian Aqua in 2025.

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6 – 10, 2024), Norwegian Cruise Line is celebrating the return of its Giving Joy recognition program. This is the fifth year that the cruise line will award a free vacation to winning teachers.

Twenty teachers will win a trip to Boston, Massachusetts for a two-night premiere event aboard Norwegian Aqua. The five educators with the most votes will also receive a three-night cruise for two during the ship’s Christening Voyage.

Norwegian also announced a new Teacher Discount program, giving educators a 5% discount on cruises plus a $50 onboard credit on each sailing.

Learn more: Ultimate Guide to Norwegian Cruise Line’s Teacher Discount

“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,” Herrera continued in a press release.

Related: Norwegian Cruise Line Announces 2023 ‘Giving Joy’ Campaign Winners

Giving Joy is open through June 7, 2024

Norwegian’s Giving Joy program is currently collecting nominations for teachers who are making a positive impact in their classrooms and communities. The campaign runs from May 6 to June 7, 2024. As Norwegian Aqua (NCL’s newest ship from the Prima Plus Class) makes her US debut, the top 20 educators in the United States and Canada who collect the most votes this year will be invited to an exclusive two-night premiere event aboard the ship in Boston from April 4 to 6, 2025.

The top five Grand Prize winners will also win a three-night cruise for two on Aqua‘s inaugural sailing from Miami from April 13 to 16, 2025.

Related: Cruise Sweepstakes You Can Enter to Win a Free Cruise!

About NCL’s Giving Joy program

Since 2019, Norwegian’s Giving Joy campaign has raised over $445,000 for teachers and their schools with the help of NCL’s partners. The program has received close to 60,000 teacher nominations, over 1.8 million votes, and has given more than 250 educators a once-in-a-lifetime holiday.

Through June 7, 2024, NCL is inviting the public to visit to submit nominations or vote for certified or accredited teachers in the United States and Canada who inspire students every day and have a positive impact on their lives.

2023 Giving Joy winner Ryan Price, an educator at Buckingham Collegiate Charter Academy in Vacaville, CA said of the program: “The best part of traveling is the opportunity to meet new people, which was one of the greatest rewards I received from Norwegian’s Giving Joy contest. The donation my school received from Norwegian and their generous partners has allowed us to take our students on field trips that would not have been possible otherwise, and I can’t wait to provide more learning experiences outside of the classroom for my students! There’s only so much you can learn in a static, unchanging classroom; however, travel is constantly stimulating, engaging, and presenting the learner with something they’ve never experienced before. And now, with Norwegian’s Teacher Cruise Discount, NCL is making it easier for teachers to explore the world.”

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Did you nominate or vote for an amazing teacher in NCL’s Giving Joy contest? Let me know in the comments how you showed your support!

Carrie Ann Karstunen