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MIAMI — Norwegian Cruise Line is recognizing and rewarding teachers with its new Giving Joy campaign, which includes a seven-day cruise for two.
Launched ahead of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10), and in advance of the debut of its 15th ship, Norwegian Joy, the new campaign aims to acknowledge the intersection of travel an education by honouring deserving educators who bring joy to their students.
“Travel is a powerful means of education,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Through our Norwegian Cruise Line Giving Joy campaign, we celebrate the power of education and travel, and reward teachers who have taken responsibility for our future, our children, and who lean into that responsibility with all they’ve got.”
The company is asking for nominations of certified or accredited teachers in Canada and the U.S. who are inspiring joy in the classroom. The 15 teachers with the most votes will win a seven-day cruise for two. They will also be provided airfare and accommodations for an award ceremony taking place in Seattle on May 3, where they’ll have the chance to win $15,000 for their school.
The Norwegian Joy will make its U.S. debut in late April following a US$50 million renovation, making its amenities nearly identical to sister ship Norwegian Bliss. Features include an extended go-kart track, enhanced gaming and virtual reality complex, and new dining and bar venues.
On May 4, in advance of Teacher Appreciation Week, it will embark on its first sailing of the season, offering seven-day Alaska cruises from Seattle with calls to Ketchikan, Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Skagway and Victoria, B.C. Beginning in the fall, the ship will offer itineraries to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles, and Panama Canal from Los Angeles and Miami. It will then cruise the Caribbean from Miami beginning in 2020.
To nominate a favourite teacher, go to nclgivingjoy.com.